Foil Surf Race

Experienced foil surfers can register for the race on Saturday and Sunday, March 14th – 15th at Shepard Park.

A hydrofoil (wing) gains speed and lifts the board and rider out of the water! This new format event is sure to be exciting to watch.

Event schedule is below. Interested participants can direct questions to www.RonJonKiteboarding.com (321.868.1983)

Entry Fee of $40 for early registration or $50 starting March 10th. Cash prizes for 1st! Over $2,000 in cash and product prizes! Sponsors: Red Bull, Good Breeze, Ron Jon Kiteboarding, Neil Pryde, Dakine.

 

Event Schedule-

Friday March 13th:
7:00pm -Rider Registration and PRE-PARTY
at Ron Jon Kiteboarding (110 Dixie Lane Cocoa Beach FL 32931)
(Registrants that attend pre-party receive a goodie bag from Dakine!)

Saturday March 14th:
9:00am -Rider Meeting. All Riders must be present and ready to race! Arrive early for parking.
9:30am -Races Start

Sunday March 15th:
9:00am -Rider Meeting. All Riders must be present and ready to race! Arrive early for parking.
9:30am -Races Start
3:00pm -Final Race
4:00pm -Awards Ceremony

Course Map-

foil race course

 

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.