Safety and fair play are the most important aspects of the competition. Unsafe riders will be disqualified. Leeward riders have right of way, therefore Windward riders should not jump when a leeward rider is close to them. When crossing paths a windward rider should keep his kite up high while a leeward rider should keep his kite down.
Riders must not change course to obstruct another rider nor jump near or over other competitors.
Riders should stay clear of the competition area when not competing.
Riders should not land jumps on the beach and should stay clear of any natural obstructions or permanent fixtures such as boats (including rescue- and jury boat) near or in the competition area. (Infringements on any of the above rules could result in disqualification at the discretion of the head judge)
Each rider is responsible for checking his heat number. This will be posted on the official notice board at least half an hour before the start of the first heat.
Riders are required to wear the official contest lycra shirt during their heats. Riders should check in with the marshal two heats prior to competing and will receive a color lycra shirt which will identify them to the judges.
Competitors not wearing the shirt during their heats will not be scored. After the rider has completed his heat, the lycra shirt must be returned to the beach marshal when returning to the beach.
The Contest Director, Head Judge and Event Organizer will collectively make the decision as to the suitability of the conditions for running heats.
The freestyle judging criteria will be overall impression, taking in consideration technical difficulty, height and smoothness, including landings.
Judges will take brief notes of the moves performed during the heats, but will not assign moves a numerical value in their notes. There shall be a single elimination for the freestyle competition.