Good Afternoon all CWSA Athletes and Enthusiasts!
The CWSA, with the help of its members and event organizers, executed a successful competitive season in 2020. We are not resting on that success. Even during the course of the 2020 season, and since Worlds in October, the CWSA Board has been hard at work planning the 2021 competitive season.
Let’s’ get the big question out of the way first: Will Worlds happen this year?
The short and clear answer is yes.
The 25th World Wake Surfing Championship.
October 7 to 9, 2021. In Texas, USA.
The CWSA calendar of events has been updated with the initial competitive event schedule which can be found here.
Additional live events may be added. The qualification criteria to be invited to compete in the 25th World Wake Surfing Championship has also been posted on the CWSA website and can be found here.
The CWSA promised and delivered a competitive season last year under very challenging conditions, and despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic we accept the challenge for 2021. Centurion Boats, working closely with the CWSA, delivered the 2020 World Wake Surfing Championship. Like last season, for the 2021 competitive season. Every athlete in each skill level will be offered competitive opportunities to establish a ranking, and even win, the World Ranking for their division, and to qualify to be invited to compete in the 2021 World Wake Surfing Championship.
The CWSA is the premier and leading international sanctioning body for the sport of wake surfing. CWSA competing athletes are from more than 25 countries. The World Wake Surfing Championship is an international event, and that long tradition of showcasing the best athletes from all over the world at the World Wake Surfing Championship will continue.
The current reality is that substantial barriers to international travel remain in place, and even in some countries, domestic travel between regions. These travel limitations can be imposed or lifted with little or no notice. In almost every country group gathering and event sizes are limited. The effect of these realities is that we need to be innovative once again to meet this season’s challenges.
The competitive opportunities will be in four formats: traditional Live Events, Online Events using the ‘Drop and Ride 45’ format; Online Events using a ‘Modules’ format, and Hybrid Events which combine the Modules and Live formats.
The Module format combines the live competitive aspect of the sport with video evaluation of the athletes in each division against each other in a single event, no matter where in the world the athletes compete.
The new Online Modules format will be offered at least three times over the season before the World Wake Surfing Championship. Each of the Continental Championships will use the Modules format.
What does that mean for wake surfing athletes world-wide? Venues that have hosted traditional live events can host modules. It also means that groups or clubs with 2, 5, or 10 competitors in Omaha, Billings or La Cruces, and also in Maidenhead, Chester, Lisbon, Passau, Prague, Lviv, Ekaterinburg, Dubai, Singapore, Nagoya, Taipei, Busan and Vladivostok can compete in these Module events. For those locations where larger gatherings are permitted, the module size can be increased. For the Continental Championships, it means that all North American athletes can compete against each other in a live based modular video format, as can all European athletes, and similarly all athletes from Asia.
The CWSA is optimistic that live format events will also be offered this season.
In the coming weeks details for the requirements to host a module this season will be announced.
The CWSA will be offering judge training and certification courses to facilitate hosting event modules and expanding opportunities to athletes all over the world to compete.
We are very excited for the 2021 season. We can’t wait to see the progression of the athletes and to share the enthusiasm for wake surfing world-wide.
– The CWSA
P.S. Are you interested in competing in the 2021 season? Make sure you upgrade your membership to an annual or single event athlete account to be eligible for competition!
Your membership will be good through the 2021 World Wake Surfing Championship, which is the last event of the 2021 competitive season.
Simply hit the ‘Upgrade Your Account’ tab in your profile to pay for a new membership and update your profile through the current season.
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