Rider Information - Wakeboarding New Zealand
The Official Association for Wakeboarding in New Zealand.
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Rider Information

Here’s all you need to know about riding in any of this season’s Wake NZ events.

 

Membership

You’ll first need to sign up for a Wake NZ annual membership, which is processed by our governing body, Waterski New Zealand. You can read more about this here. If you’re ready to sign up, head here.

 

Competitions

Wake NZ runs around four competitions each summer season. We have an ability-based competition format, which caters for all levels of riding. So, it doesn’t matter how experienced or talented you are – you have the opportunity to ride with or against people at the same level as you!

 

Event Registration

You’re able to register for each event on this website. Go to Events, and click on the one you want to ride in, and sign up. We don’t accept payments via the website – these will need to be processed directly into our bank account, or sent via cheque.

 

Divisions

We run our events with an ability based format which groups riders based on what tricks they can perform. We are still required to run an aged based system for our Nationals Event (National Titles) as this is the qualifier for all international events. Divisions are as follows:

 

Rookie/Novice – Open to all riders limited to:

  • Surface slides and 1 wake tricks

Wake 2 Wake Entry – Open to all riders limited to:

  • 1 wake tricks and 2 wake tricks including 180 rotations and all grabs

Wake 2 Wake Advanced – Open to all riders limited to:

  • 2 wake tricks including spins up to and including 360 rotations and all grabs
  • 2 basic inverts

Inverter Advanced – Open to all riders limited to:

  • 2 wake tricks including spins up to and including 540 rotations and all grabs
  • All basic inverts
  • Glides
  • No high enders or mobes

Open Women – Open to all riders

  • Limited to whatever you can get done between the buoys

Open Men – Open to all riders

  • Limited to whatever you can get done between the buoys

 

Divisions for Cable-only Events:

 

Rookie/Novice – Open to all riders limited to:

  • Surface tricks & ride on features

Straight air – Open to all riders limited to:

  • All obstacles including spins up to and including 180 rotations and all grabs

Inverter – Open to all riders limited to:

  • All obstacles including spins up to and including 360 rotations and all grabs
  • 2 basic inverts

Inverter advanced – Open to all riders limited to:

  • All obstacles including spins up to and including 540 rotations and all grabs
  • All basic inverts
  • Glides
  • No high enders or mobes

Open women – Open to all riders limited to:

  • Limited to whatever you can get done

Open men – Open to all riders limited to:

  • Limited to whatever you can get done

 

All divisions will run regardless of number of riders entered.

 

2017/2018 SUMMER SERIES

KING OF WAKE FORMAT AND RULES

  • The King of Wake is made up of 3 Rounds of competition, Taupo Wake Park, Backpaddock Lakes and Mangakino
  • Riders get a seeding run (up and back) and finals run (up and back) of the comp course, with the finals run counted towards comp placings and overall season King of Wake points allocation
  • Riders are allocated points as follows:

1st: 100 points

2nd: 80 points

3rd:  65 points

4th:  55 points

5th:  45 points

6th:  40 points

7th:  35 points

8th:  30 points

9th:  25 points

10th:  20 points

11th:   15 points

12th:  10 points

13th:  5 points

14th:  0 points

 

  • These points add up over the 3 rounds with Riders dropping their worst round to give their final score for the season
  • Riders are able to move up a division when their riding improves, however they are unable to take their points with them
  • While not mandatory, this is encouraged so as not to be holding back and allows other riders the room to improve also