Party Wave Rules & General Info

Event Format

4 invited teams consisting of 3 of the sport’s top athletes per team including a female team captain. Team uniforms encouraged.

Teams will be divided between 2 boats (2 teams per boat) teams will ride for a morning session and and an afternoon session

  •   Best 3-trick line per athlete to be documented
  •   1x best Team Line for each team composed of 3 rider’s best lines
  •   Party Wave judging panel to award Best Team 1st – 4th 
  •   Online fan vote for Best Team Line
  •   Online fan vote for Best Women’s Line
  •   Online fan vote for Best Men’s Line

Safety Equipment

All contestants shall wear a U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jacket or a life jacket that will absolutely float a contestant who is unconscious. A “Wet Suit” life jacket shall have a locking device in addition to the zipper closure. A “Pull Over” or “Side Entry” life jacket shall have a locking device, zipper, or a drawstring.

Scoring Criteria

For the Main Event – Team Lines will receive 3 scores from top level wakesurfing officials. Each judge’s score will be worth 33.3 percent of the team’s overall score. The judges will give each team’s edit a score from .1 to 10. Each judge will evaluate/analyze the teams’ runs based on an overall impression and score them appropriately. Judges will be able to reward as well as penalize athletes according to the performance of their runs. 

For the Fan Vote events – The fan vote will count for 100 percent of the fan vote score.

Review Scores

There will be no whining or protesting of scores.

Code of Conduct

Any Athlete or official whose conduct is deemed unsportsmanlike, or who may cause discredit to Party Wave or its partners or sponsors, during the contest window may be fined and/or disqualified, as determined by the Party Wave Staff, and/or Event Management. The Party Wave Code of Conduct outlines the standard of behavior expected of all athletes, family members and friends as well as all officials employed or volunteering with Party Wave. The following is a formal statement of the values and ethical standards that guide individuals in sport. It is a set of principles and norms to which sportspeople and officials can be held accountable when representing their country, sponsors or simply themselves at the Party Wave event. The Code is used as a point of reference when dealing with disciplinary procedures for any athlete or extended family. I will: 

  • Respect the rules and play in the spirit of the game
  • Display high standards of behavior that promote a positive image for wakesurfing
  • Respect my opponents
  • Respect other athletes and official’s cultures and beliefs
  • Respect the officials and their decisions
  • Be gracious in victory and defeat
  • Compete fairly
  • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language or behavior on or off the water
  • Strive to maintain a sense of self-control and dignity at all times
  • Thank officials and contest organizers
  • Maintain a sense of integrity
  • Respect the facilities and equipment
  • Do my best to try to be a true team player
  • Never advocate or condone the abuse of drugs or other banned substances
  • Reject corruption, drug abuse, racism & violence 
  • Help others to resist corrupting pressures
  • Denounce those who attempt to discredit the sport
  • Honor those who defend the sport’s good reputation
  • Never provide under age participants with alcohol
  • Communicate and cooperate with registered medical practitioners/testing centers in the diagnoses, treatment and management of medical problems and respect the concerns these medical people have when they are considering my future health and well-being and when they are making decisions regarding my ability to continue to play or train
  • Provide interviews to official and on-site event media as requested regardless of heat results
  • God Bless America