Un Día Memorable de Amistades y Deportes
Date: Sunday April 25, 2021
The Wind Warriors event was a success with 18 competitors sailing wind and waves on Puerto Ricos beautiful coastline. 50 participants arrived for the activity which include a live broadcasted tournament, and 9-action pack heats of sailors competing for first prize.
Wave Riding Competition
Expression Session Freestyle Category
Wind Warriors is a wave sailing competition. The attributes judges look for are partially based on wave selection. The size of the wave, turns in critical sections, angles of the turns, length of the ride, completion of tricks, and technical skills demonstrated are the criteria judges will use. They will also include the “wow” factor, so fans cheering can definitely influence the wow assessment of the judges!!
Your wave riding score is the average of your best 2 waves. This means judges will score each wave, and then we will select your 2 highest scores. These 2 scores will be averaged for your final score. In this competition we will also score jumps. Impressive jumps can earn up to 3 points additional. The maximum score possible in a heat is 23 (perfect score).
Jumps in windsurfing include the following moves:
Straight Jump .5 – 1 pts
Table Top .5 – 1.5 pts
Forward Loop 1 – 2 pts
Stalled Forward 1.5 – 3 pts
Cheeseroll Forward 1.5 – 3 pts
Back Loop: 2 – 3 pts
Push Loop 2 – 3 pts
In regards to scoring for jumps, judges will be evaluating based on the difficulty, height, execution, landing, and how clean and smooth it appeared. Competitors should keep in mind that while their is reward for demonstrating new moves, their is more emphasis on clean landings. Jumps are scored based on the level of execution difficulty of the move, and are only scored if their landed in a water start position, sail out of water, feet on board, and with quick and fast recovery. These are the criteria that judges will use for defining a “landed jump”.
Competitors should plan their strategy for the heat, and be creative! Good luck!