Established by the N.S.B.S.C. - P.O. Box 818, Haleiwa, HI 96712

----------------------------------------- JUDGING ---------------------------------------
1. Three to seven judges will be selected (by the Contest Director)
to judge during the entire contest.
One of the judges will be designated The Head Judge.

2. All judges on panel will judge every ride by every contestant in
every heat, The same judges will remain during one age
division / round to assure consistent scoring in each Round /
Division / Event. Rotational judges may be appointed to allow
judges rest periods.
The Head Judge shall determine a rotation to allow for adequate
breaks for judges.

3. Each judge may be assisted by a recorder who will write the
scores on a score sheet as the judge calls them out.
Each panel of judges will be assigned a spotter(s) who will call
out the colors of the contestants catching the wave,

4.  Contestants will be judged on the following:
Summary of Judging Criteria:

The bodysurfer that rides the biggest wave, with the most control,
for the furthest distance in the most critical part of the wave will
receive the highest points.
Maneuvers while on the wave will be judged by each judge according
to its functionality and the precision with which it is performed.
Which is to say a maneuver in and of itself, will not automatically
mean a higher score.

Judges will also be watching for general sportsmanship. An
interference call will be made when it is deemed that a bodysurfer's
move  directly affects the  ride that a controlling bodysurfer has. A
controlling bodysurfer is one that is closer to the critical section of the
wave or who clearly caught the wave before the bodysurfer that is  in
the more critical section. His wave score will be halved and it will
become a counted  wave toward his final score.

Specific Qualities:

a) WAVE RIDING ABILITY - the demonstration of style, energy, flow,
good  control judgment, timing and response to the wave; good
execution of all functional and aesthetic maneuvers; how existing wave
conditions are utilized; and the quality of entry and exit from the waves.

 b) MANEUVERS - the quality, control, functionality and revovery  of
maneuvers; all maneuvers performed in the existing conditions; including
take offs, underwater-takeoffs,  climbing, dropping, stalling, cut backs,
back slides, bellyspins, spinners, & tube rides  will be judged based on the
control of execution and functionality of manuver. Additionally the
manuver will be assessed by the competitor's ability to recover on the wave
ride. It should not be assumed that an executed maneuver will warrant
additional points.

c) WAVE SIZE - the quality of wave selection; catching waves that
break the highest, break the farthest out, travel the fastest, break the
hardest, &  wall up the steepest.

 d) TRAVEL DISTANCE - the actual distance traveled across the face
of the wave from the take off to the pull out or wipe out.

will exhibit a professional, sportsmanlike  regard for all of the other
bodysurfers in the contest. If any competitor exhibits any unsportsmanlike
behavior during competiton, their scores will not be tabulated. Additionally, a
competitor who exhibits any unsportsmanlike behavior before, during or after
may have penalties, fines imposed and depending on severity of violations
or actions may not be allowed to participate in future events.

 f) INTERFERENCE -  Interferences will be called primarily for, but not
limited to the following two (2) occasions:
1. if during a ride one rider INTENTIONALLY strikes or makes contact with
another rider,
2. if one rider clearly establishes the right-of-way and another rider takes off
and drops into the path of the first rider, adversely affecting the ride, (See
SCORING for the Interference  penalty).

------------------------------------------------- SCORING ----------------------------------------------

1. the point scale is 1-20 or 1-10 paints possible per wave,
(depending on the Head Judge's decision) with ten (10) or twenty (20) points for
one wave being a perfect score.

2. Each contestant's 3 to 5 highest scores from each judge will be totaled and the
composite scores compared to determine the heat winners.
The number of highest scores used will be determined by the Head Judge on the
contest day.

3. TIES. In the event of a tie, the next wave scores for the involved contestants
will be added in to the contestant's score to break the tie.
If a tie still exists, as many additional wave scores as necessary will be added in
until the tie is broken.

4. INTERFERENCE. In order for the interference penalty to be invoked, the
majority, 2 of 3 or 4 of 6 judges must indicate interference
by placing a triangle over the score.  The interference must be indicated on score
sheets for the same rider on the same wave.
The interference penalty will consist of the offending contestant's score for that
ride being halved and counted as one of  their 3-5 highest
scores for the heat.

5. COMPLAINTS. Any complaints or protests about scores or tabulating errors
must be voiced immediately after the heat results have been
announced and will be handled by the Head Judge.  The Head Judge's decision is
final.  Protests made 30 minutes AFTER scores have
been posted will NOT be accepted.

------------------------------------ HEATS -----------------------------------------
1. All contestants will be briefed before entering the surf.  Questions will be
answered at that time. Competitor will sign a briefing sheet before being assigned
a slot in heat

2. There will be (4) to (6) contestants in each heat.  Heats will run 15-30 minutes
depending on existing surf conditions. (DETERMINED BY DIRECTOR and

Two (2) or Three (3)  finalists will advance from each preliminary into the
semi-finals depending on the total number of heats  in division.

Two (2) or Three (3)  finalists will advance from each quarter final into the
semi-finals depending on the total number of heats  in division.

Two (2) or Three (3)  finalists will advance from each semi-final final into the
repocharge or finals depending on the total number of heats  in division.

When competition area has been cleared & all contestants in the heat are
ready, the contest will proceed:

START OF HEAT -  one long horn blast and a raised GREEN flag.
5 MINUTE WARNING -   lowering green flag, and raising the YELLOW Flag
END OF HEAT -    one long horn blast and a raised RED flag,

------------------------------------ JERSEYS OR CAPS -----------------------------------------
1. The Event Director will determine whether competition Caps (WaterPolo Cap)
or Competition Jerseys will be used.

2. For Purposes of visibility the competitor is required to wear the Jersey or Cap
during the entire heat, in order to be scored.

3  When Receiving Cap (Jersey) :

4. The competitor is responsible for returning the cap or jersey within 15
minutes of the end of the heat. Head Judge and Event Director will determine
if the competitor is sanctioned for jersey or cap loss.

5. The Determination of whether Caps or Jerseys are used is final based on the
decision of the Head Judge  and the Event Director.

6. Helmets will be allowed by prior approval provided that the competitor notifies
the Director Prior to entering the event.

---------------------- SEEDING, ENTRIES AND ALTERNATES ------------------------------
1. Competitors who have placed in the finals of event previously will be seeded in heats
2. Competitors who Fail to show for Heat assignment will be passed
3. No Refunds (For Missed Heats / Disqualification Due To Rules / Etc)
4. No Transfer Of Entry Fee
5. Alternates will replace Competitors who fail to check in.

---------------------- PENALTIES, FINES AND MISCELANEOUS REMEDIES---------------------

1. The Director of the Event and the Head Judge of Event May Levy Penalties, Fines, Suspension or Ban from participation if necessary. Conditions surrounding the necessity to Levy severe penalties including Exclusion from one event and/or Permanent Ban In Participation from all future events ARE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE EVENT DIRECTOR. By registration and entry in event all participants agree and accept that all rules and penalties are binding.

Maximum Monetary  fines are $500.00 US. Fine Schedules for violations of sportsmanlike behavior are in compliance with ASP and ISA protocol.