QUALIFYING FOR THE PRO MENS DIVISION
1. Winning the IWT Open AM from another year.
2. Winning any IWT Open AM event last year
3. Having competed as an IWT Tour in the last 5 years.
4. With the approval of the head judge
PRO MEN DIVISION- you have completed the qualification to be a profesional windsurfer
WOMEN DIVISION (all women welcome)
OPEN DIVISION (for to all non-professional riders, both male and female of all ages, all skill levels)
The judging criteria is similar to the World Surf League wave scoring system. Judges will be scoring based on speed, flow, and power, the committment and level of difficulty, the combination, variety, and innovation of maneuvers.
1. Commitment and degree of difficulty.
2. Speed, power and flow.
3. Combination of major maneuvers.
4. Variety of maneuvers.
5. Innovative and progressive maneuvers.
The judging criteria for Jump Scoring are based primarily the PWA scoring system.
3. Execution & Style
4. Clean Landing
NOTE: Some reward for pushing new and difficult moves but a clean landing takes priority. ‘Wet’ landings receive lower scores.
All competitors participate in at least 2 heats before being eliminated. Winners advance to subsequent Rounds, losers are entered into a Redemption Round known as the Expression Session.
The rider with priority is ‘first to be catch the energy of the wave’. Other riders competing in the heat can saild the same wave, but only if they do not interfere with the scoring ability of the rider who was first. A rider loses priority if they miss or pull out of the wave.
A competitor who interferes with the scoring potential of another competitor with priority over them will be given a penalty. This means that their heat score will be calculated using only their best scored wave. If a competitor has 2 interferences during a heat they will be disqualified from the heat.
The Head Judge is in charge of competitor discipline. No fines will be issued. The worst penalty a competitor can have is elimination from the round. If the competitor is eliminated from the round they will earn last place for the competition result and ranking points. We promote good sportsmanship between all competitors.
RESTARTING A HEAT
If none of the competitors catches a wave during the first ten mins. of a heat then the Head Judge has the ability to restart the heat.
DRUG FREE POLICY
The IWT’s Anti-Doping Policy includes both performance-enhancing and illicit substances and applies to competitors and tournament staff. Dietary supplements may contain prohibited substances and cause a positive drug test.
This event will adhere to the IWT standards for wave sailing. You can find all of the rules and guidelines for scoring big at Wind Warriors and on the pro-tour with the link below: