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2018 WORLD WAKE SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT FORMAT AND ATHLETE INFORMATION
Welcome to the Pineview Reservoir, located in the scenic Ogden Valley, Utah. Thank you for participating in the 2018 WORLD WAKE SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP. Being invited to this event acknowledges your hard work and exceptional skills in this sport. The invitation is an honor and a privilege.
The CWSA would like to extend a big thanks to this year’s sponsors, without all their support there would not be a World Wake Surfing Championship. Most especially the CWSA thanks the event organizer, Centurion Boats and their crew. Without Centurion Boats’ long term and sustained commitment to the development of this sport, the phenomenal growth and progress we have witnessed in this sport would not have happened, and will not continue to happen.
The purpose of this document is to cover, in writing, most of the issues that normally are covered in a rider’s meeting before the start of the competition. Please take the time to thoroughly review this document.
Mike Viland is the Head Judge for this event, and Jeff Walker is the co-Head Judge. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Head Judge Mike Viland by email or any of the judges listed on the running order.
If, for any reason, you will not be able to attend the mandatory rider’s meeting, please email Mike Viland.
RUNNING ORDER. The athlete running order has been posted, and is part of this document, so each of you should have a copy. Please make sure you are where you need to be in a timely manner. Keep in mind that the event will continue to run ahead of schedule – should that be the case. So, make sure you are near the starter’s dock well before the start of your division. Also, check the running order for any additional duties you may have for the rest of the day. Thank you in advance for helping out with these duties.
RULES. You are encouraged to visit the CWSA website and familiarize yourself with the Competitive Wake Surfing Competition Guidelines as they apply to every CWSA sanctioned contest. Some of the highlights of these rules will be covered in the following paragraphs.
CODE OF CONDUCT. The Competition Guidelines include a section on Code of Conduct, Part 1.1. Every individual in any capacity attending this event will be bound by this Code of Conduct. As an athlete please recognize that you are an example for our sport, please respect your privilege of being invited to compete with the best sportsman like behavior and courtesy to all who participate and volunteer for this event. Please read through that section to get an understanding of what is and what is not acceptable behavior during the event, so that you, and everyone else can have fun and enjoy the event and the highest level of competition in our sport.
SAFETY. All athletes must wear an approved PFD while on course. Pay attention to any and all instructions from the judges, boat drivers, and jet ski drivers while in the water. Do not board the competition boat unless told to do so by one of the judges. Intentional contact with the boat, while on the course, will athletes subject the athlete to disqualification.
BOAT SETUP. The competition boat for the Pro and Outlaw divisions will be a 2018 Centurion Ri257. For all other skill levels, the boat will be a 2018 Centurion Ri257. Both boats will be setup at a baseline speed and the wake set at average steepness. This will allow athletes to adjust to a lesser or greater steepness based on preference. The baseline boat speed will also be set to an average speed, again to allow for minor adjustments by the athlete. It is suggested that athletes start with the baseline settings and adjust as necessary. Athletes can make multiple changes to the speed of the boat and steepness of the wake. The competition boat will also be setup to allow athletes to surf on either side of the boat at any time during their run. As athletes approach the boat for the start of their pass they should inform the judges and driver of riding stance (regular or goofy), and which side of the boat they wish to surf (left/port or right/starboard). Athletes may switch sides at any time, either after a fall or before their second pass.
COURSE SETUP. The course will be marked by large buoys at either end. The course length will allow for two (2) passes of approximately forty five (45) seconds each (down and back) at baseline surf speed.
ON/OFF COURSE. Athletes will be considered “on course” and judging will begin once the athlete reaches the start buoy. Maneuvers done before the start buoy or while holding the rope will not be considered for scoring purposes. The athlete will be considered “off course” once the athlete passes the end buoy. If an athlete starts a maneuver just prior to the end buoy, he or she may complete the maneuver passed the end buoy (within a reasonable amount of distance, and within course constraints). Athletes who are still standing beyond the end buoy will be instructed to follow along (hand gesture) with the boat in order to make some run up space for their second pass.
FALLS. Athletes will be allowed two (2) falls per pass (two (2) falls down course, and two (2) falls coming back). If a fall occurs during the first pass the boat will return to pull up the athlete if there is sufficient course to allow the athlete to continue their pass. If there is insufficient course remaining, the boat will continue to the end of the course and the jet ski will pick up the athlete and bring them to the boat to start their second leg. If a fall occurs on the second pass, the boat will return to pull up the athlete if there is sufficient course to allow the athlete to continue their pass. If there is insufficient course remaining, the boat will continue to the end of the course and the jet ski will pick up the athlete and bring them to the dock.
JUDGING/SCORING. The running order will be clearly posted near the dock starter. Judges will measure athlete performance using the DIVE scoring method. Athletes should review the language referencing the DIVE scoring criteria contained in the CWSA Competitive Wake Surfing Competition Guidelines, Part 10.
COMPETITION FORMAT. Most Athletes will have the opportunity to ride at least twice during this three (3) day event:Juniors – Semi-final of 2 heats, top 2 in each heat will advance to a 4 rider Final.Amateur – All divisions will have a semi-final of 2 heats, and the top 2 in each semi-final heat will advance to a 4 rider Final.Masters – All divisions except Masters Men Skim will have a semi-final with 2 heats, and the top 2 in each semi-final heat will advance to a 4 rider Final. Masters Men Skim will have a single five rider Final.Outlaw – All divisions will have a semi-final of 2 heats, and the top 2 in each semi-final heat will advance to the Final. All remaining athletes will compete in the LCQ, and the top 2 in the LCQ will advance to the 6 rider Final.Pro – All divisions except Pro Women Skim will have a semi-final of 2 heats, and the top 2 in each semi- final heat will advance to the Final. All remaining athletes will compete in the LCQ, and the top 2 in the LCQ will advance to the 6 rider Final. Pro Women Skim will have a semi-final of 2 heats, and the top 2 in each semi-final heat will advance to a 4 rider Final.
RESULTS POSTING. Scores will be posted in accordance with Competitive Wake Surfing Competition Guidelines, Part 11.
ATHLETE COMMUNICATION WITH JUDGE TEAM MEMBERS. Communication with members of the judge team for your division about your run is permitted only after the time period for a protest has expired. After that time period, you are free to approach and discuss your run with a member of the judge team, however, the judge team members are not obligated to discuss your run, and will not be permitted to show you judging sheets or scribe sheets. In all cases, please be courteous and respectful with any judge team member if you ask to discuss your run.
PROTESTS. All protests will be handled as per the procedures in the Competitive Wake Surfing Competition Guidelines, Part 11. Please note that in accordance the Rules judges scoring sheets and scribe sheets will not be available to any athlete, parent or coach to inspect in connection with any protest. Also, please note that no video evidence will be considered in any protest.
Good luck to everyone and HAVE FUN!
– The Competitive Wake Surf Association
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