Foil Surf Racing League

Foil Surf Racing League

Description– A foil surfing endurance race in which athletes paddle into waves to start and then work their way down the beach by riding multiple waves to an exit point. They must then work their way back up beach to the starting area to complete one lap. First rider to complete designated number of laps wins the heat.

How it works-

DEFINITIONS

UPSTREAM– UP-WIND, UP-CURRENT OR UP-SWELL. IN CASE OF MILD NEUTRAL CONDITIONS THIS WILL BE TOWARD THE SOUTH.

DOWNSTREAM– DOWN-WIND, DOWN-CURRENT, OR DOWN-SWELL. IN CASE OF MILD NEUTRAL CONDITIONS THIS WILL BE TOWARD THE NORTH.

ACTION AREA– RECTANGULAR AREA MADE BY: UPSTREAM BUOY X UPSTREAM FLAG X DOWNSTREAM BUOY X DOWNSTEAM FLAG

STAFF

-SCORING

-LINE JUDGE UPSTREAM BOUNDARY

-LINE JUDGE DOWNSTREAM BOUNDARY

-ACTION AREA JUDGE

SAFETY

Athletes can RIDE AND CATCH THE same wave AS OTHER COMPETITORS. Physical contact is not permitted between competitors. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL RIDERS TO AVOID COLLISIONS. (NAVIGATION RULES: ALWAYS TURN TO THE RIGHT IF HEAD ON)

PENALTIES: DNF IF FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES, OR INTENTIONAL UNSAFE ACT OCCURS.

RULES

  • 4-6 COMPETITORS PER HEAT
  • ALL NON-FOILING OR SURFING MUST BE PERPENDICULAR TO BEACH OR UPSTREAM.
  • NO PADDLING OR RUNNING/WALKING DOWNSTREAM.
  • ATHLETES MUST BE UP ON FOIL AND CONNECTING WAVES TO MOVE DOWNSTREAM. COMPETITORS CANNOT PADDLE, SWIM, WALK OR RUN DOWN THE COURSE TOWARD THE DOWNSTREAM MARKS. ONLY PADDLING TOWARD SHORE AND BACK OUT TO CATCH WAVES IS ALLOWED.
  • RIDERS MUST HAVE THEIR BOARDS AND FOIL WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES (SUP- MUST ALWAYS HAVE PADDLE WITH THEM)
  • LEASHES MUST BE WORN WHILE IN THE WATER. IF IT IS REMOVED TO WORK WAY ON FOOT, IT MUST BE PUT BACK ON WHEN ENTERING WATER.
  • YOU MUST CLEAR THE BOUNDARY LINES COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE GREEN FLAG FOR THE LAP TO COUNT!

START

-LEMANS STYLE, NO CONTACT WITH BOARD, LEASH ON.

-PADDLE OUT PERPENDICULAR TO BEACH, NO ENTRY TO ACTION AREA UNLESS SURFING/FOILING

  • -NO PADDLING TO DOWN STREAM BOUNDARY

TWO WAYS TO COMPLETE A LAP:

PRONE-

1.)

-SURF AND/OR PUMP YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DOWN STREAM BOUNDARY.

-LOOK FOR THE LINE JUDGE’S GREEN FLAG FOR A VERIFIED BOUNDARY CROSS.

-PUMP OR SURF BACK TOWARD THE UPSTREAM BOUNDARY.

– IF YOU COME OFF FOIL WHILE HEADING UPSTREAM, YOU MUST GO STRAIGHT IN, PERPENDICULAR TO BEACH AND MAKE WAY BY FOOT TO COMPLETE LAP. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CATCH ANOTHER WAVE OR RETURN TO FOIL ON UPSTREAM RUN.

2.)

-SURF AND/OR PUMP YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DOWN STREAM BOUNDARY.

-LOOK FOR THE LINE JUDGE’S GREEN FLAG FOR A VERIFIED BOUNDARY CROSS.

-MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE BEACH AND RUN AROUND THE DOWNSTREAM BOUNDARY FLAG BEFORE RUNNING TO UPSTREAM BOUNDARY FLAG.

SUP/Paddleboard-

1.)

-SURF AND/OR PUMP YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DOWN STREAM BOUNDARY.

-LOOK FOR THE LINE JUDGE’S GREEN FLAG FOR A VERIFIED BOUNDARY CROSS.

-PUMP OR SURF BACK TOWARD THE UPSTREAM BOUNDARY.

– IF YOU COME OFF FOIL WHILE HEADING UPSTREAM, YOU MUST PADDLE OR HEAD TO BEACH AND CONTINUE BY FOOT. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CATCH ANOTHER WAVE OR RETURN TO FOIL ON UPSTREAM RUN.

2.)

-SURF AND/OR PUMP YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DOWN STREAM BOUNDARY.

-MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE BEACH AND RUN AROUND THE DOWN BOUNDARY FLAG BEFORE RUNNING TO UP STREAM BOUNDARY FLAG.

3.)

-SURF AND/OR PUMP YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DOWN STREAM BOUNDARY.

– IF YOU CHOOSE TO PADDLE BACK (NOT ON FOIL) TO THE UPSTREAM BOUNDARY, YOU MUST ROUND THE DOWNSTREAM BUOY FIRST

FINISH:

  • FIRST PERSON TO DO TWO COMPLETE LAPS WINS (SUBJECTIVE TO CONDITIONS)
  • PLACEMENT IS 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ETC..
  • IF A RIDER MOVING TOWARD THE UPSTREAM BOUNDARY CROSSES THE FINISH LINE, TIME STOPS WHEN HE CROSSES THE UPSTREAM BOUNDARY AND VERIFIED BY LINE JUDGE AS “GREEN” FLAG.

***Entry Fee of $40 for early registration or $50 starting March 10th**

Cash Prizes for 1st Place!!

Over $2,000 in cash and product prizes!

Course Outline

Foil Surfing Course Overview

Location-

Shepard Park

299 E Cocoa Beach Causeway

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Register Now for Foil Surf Race

Event Schedule-

Friday-
7pm- Registration Party at Good Breeze. The Red Bull truck will be here playing music. We will have beer and drinks here so come by, talk foil and have a good time!
110 Dixie Lane
Cocoa Beach FL 32931
Saturday-
8am- Contestants arrive and be ready for Riders Meeting shortly after.
9am- Races Start. We are most likely going to start with Prone Seating Heats with names drawn at random. We will need to move quickly between each heat as we have over 20 people registered!!
Noonish- After the Prone Seating Heats, we will run the first SUP heat. Do to the number of SUP entries, SUP will run a point based system.
1pm-ish- Prone Quarter Finals. Most likely 6 person heats and top 3 from each heat will advance.
7pm- Party/Foil Talk with Alex Aguera and Austin Kalama at the Florida Surf Museum. Free Beer and Food.
Sunday-
9am- Prone Semi-finals start. 2 Heats of 6.
Noonish- SUP Final
1pm- Prone Final
Followed by awards on beach on Red Bull Podium.

 

***Entry Fee of $40 for early registration or $50 starting March 10th**

 Cash Prizes for 1st Place!!

Over $2,000 in cash and product prizes!

Sponsors:

Red Bull 

 

Good Breeze

Ron Jon Kiteboarding

 

Neil Pryde

 

Dakine

$50.00

FOR FULL BEACH N BOARDS EVENT DETAILS CLICK HERE!