Contest Description: Men and Women’s World Surf League North American Longboard Championships and Longboard Qualifying Series (please contact WSL directly for official information regarding seeding and points)
Location: Domes Beach, Rincón Puerto Rico (18.364384, -67.269703)
Backup Location: Maria’s Beach 700.31 meters down the coastline to the SW (18.357709, -67.268928)
Dates: November 15-17, 2019
Entries: All online event registrations must be made by 5pm USA Pacific Coast time on the date the Event entries close (as appears in the online downloadable schedule) to maintain seeding rights.
Registration for all Events must be done online unless there are extenuating circumstances that does not allow for the Surfer to do so, in which case the Surfer should contact WSL immediately. Entry payments received after the closing date prior to the Event Start Date will be treated on a first come first served basis until the Event is full. Event organizers cannot accept any entries and must refer the Surfers to the online entry system. Beach entries must be made with the WSL Regional Representative at the Event Site and placed on the Alternate list. http://www.worldsurfleague.com/pages/member-management
Surfers Fees and Insurance: Event Registration $50.00 + Longboard Membership #100.00 = $150.00 Any Surfer who intends to compete in any WSL Event outside of their country must pay the international Surfers fee and insurance premium as secured by WSL for that year. Please note European Surfers are covered by their own insurance in EEC countries only.
Criteria: Judging Criteria for Longboard the Surfer must perform controlled manoeuvres in the critical section of the wave utilizing the entire board and wave using traditional longboard surfing. The Surfer who performs this to the highest degree of difficulty with the most style, flow and grace will receive the highest score for a Ride.
Further to that above, the following are key elements for Judges to consider:
• Nose riding and rail surfing
• Critical section of wave
• Speed and power
NOTE: It’s important to note that the emphasis of certain elements is
contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as
changes of conditions during the day.
NOTE: The following scale may be used to describe a Ride that is scored:
0–1.9 = Poor
2.0–3.9 = Fair
4.0–5.9 = Average
6.0–7.9 = Good
8.0–10.0 = Excellent.
Board Requirements: Length is minimum 9 feet measured from the nose to tail on the deck of the surfboard. Width dimensions to total minimum 47 inches aggregate. This is the total of the widest point, plus the width 12 inches up from the tail and the width 12 inches back from the nose. 69.02 Traditional longboard Malibu shape to be used with use of multiple fins allowed
Prize Money: $10,000 Divided equally to Men and Women