Event Status

  • CONTEST
    OFF
  • Thanks to everyone who helped make #PPG2018 a success!
  • WAVES
    3-4ft
  • LOCAL TIME
    6:30AM
  • WATCH

Distance Race

  • PFD and Leashes are not required (but recommended) for Prone divisions.
  • Leashes are required for ALL OPEN SUP competitors.
  • Hydration is recommended for all competitors.

Open & Youth Technical Race

  • PFD's and leashes are required by ALL open SUP competitors. Prone paddlers are not required to wear PFD's.
  • Helmets WILL BE REQUIRED for all Youth race divisions.

Pro Men Technical

  • Round 1 – 4 heats of 24 (or less) with 12 advancing from each heat to quarter finals.
  • Competitors placing 13th and above move into repecharge round. 2 laps
  • Repecharge – 1 heat of 32 (or less) with 12 advancing to quarter finals. 2 laps
  • Quarter Finals – 4 heats of 15 with 10 advancing to semi finals. 2-laps
  • Semi Finals – 2 heats of 20 with 10 advancing from each heat to Finals. 2 laps
    Finals – 1 heat of 20 – 3 laps
  • Round 1 heats will be seeded based on last year’s Overall placings.
  • New participants will be seeded after all returning participants.

Pro Women Technical

  • Round 1 – 2 heats of 20 (or less) with 7 advancing from each heat to the finals.
  • Competitors placing 8th and above move into repecharge round. 2 laps
  • Repecharge – 1 heat of 26 (or less) with 6 advancing to finals. 2 laps
  • Finals – 1 heat of 20 – 3 laps
  • Round 1 heats will be seeded based on last year’s Overall placings.
  • New participants will be seeded after all returning participants.

Open Technical Surf Race (Men & Women)

  • The top 16 Females in the 12'6" division and the top 16 males 14&U will qualify for the Open Technical Surf Race.
  • The Open Technical Surf Race will be 1 lap of the Pro course.
  • Women will compete on 12’6″
  • Men will compete on 14’&U boards size.
  • Any competitor that qualifies that DOES NOT wish to compete please let Beach Marshall know you would like to scratch and the next person will be allowed to compete.

Pro Jr Men & Women

  • 1 Final Heat – 2 Laps

Team Relay

  • Teams will consist of 4 paddlers
  • At least one paddler must be a female
  • At least one paddler must be a Junior (17 or under)
  • Each team may have no more than 2 Pros. A Pro is defined as anyone who competed in the Pro Men or Pro Women Technical or Distance. If a Junior competed in either of the Pro Men's or Pro Women's events, then he/she shall be considered a Pro.

ADDITIONAL RULES

The PPGs will utilize some of the general WPA rules for each of the races. Additional rules will supplement the WPA rules as follows.

  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct
  • False Starts
  • Drafting
  • 5-stroke rule
  • Missing a buoy
  • No diving across finish line

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

Sportsmanship should be displayed by all participants, spectators, coaches, and parents before, during, and after races. This includes but is not limited to illegal drafting, impeding forward progress, or any intentional pushing, grabbing, or pulling of another persons or board. Extreme cases may result in disqualification.

Penalties for Unsportsmanlike Conduct:
Extreme: Disqualification
Moderate: 1:00 penalty

DRAFTING

There is only drafting within same board class and same sex. Separate starts will help eliminate drafting, but Course Officials will watch for any infractions, which may incur a penalty.

Course Officials will monitor drafting

Penalties for Drafting
1st offense: Warning
2nd  offense: 1:00 penalty (Moderate Unsportsmanlike Conduct)
3rd offense: 5:00 penalty

Course Officials will radio athlete number and board description of the offending competitor and also give that competitor a verbal warning.  In the event of a 4th offense that will be considered an Extreme Unsportsmanlike Conduct act resulting in disqualification.

RIGHT OF WAY

Overly aggressive turns will be judged on the maliciousness of the infraction.

In the event there are multiple competitors on the same wave, there is to be no impeding of other competitor's forward progress. This infraction may result in an Extreme Unsportsmanlike Conduct.

LINK TO FULL WPA RULES

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