What’s all this about then ? How do I take part/win/get involved.
The comp will take on the usual format of surf competition. Read the 4 categories carefully to see which finless craft you’ll be slyding and complete the entry form. If your craft doesn’t obviously fit into one of the 4 categories then you may be invited into the ‘run what you brung’ expression session. Each category will progress through a knockout format to crown a winner. Back to back heats will be 20 mins in duration, highest combined 2 wave score will advance – the judges decision is final. A Slyder Cup Champion will be crowned following a grand final between the winners of each category. A running order will be displayed in the competition muster area.The beedy eye and experienced judges of slyde will be on the beach and they will be looking for the following elements :
On arrival at Lusty Glaze, come and see us to register, then we know you’re out of bed. Here you will find a running order and info. Competitors should check their name, heat number, swim cap colour and make sure they arrive on time to report to beach marshall and listen for their heat to be called. A claxon blast will mark the start of the heat and double arrruuuuggaaaahhh blast for the end. Paddle out time will be allowed before start of heat.
All competitors under the age of 16 on the day of competition must have written parental consent. So bring along an adult to sign the forms at registration.
All competitors take part, at their own risk. The organisers accept no responsibility for accidents and injuries. Qualified lifeguards will be on duty. All competitors must listen to the safety briefing prior to surfing at the beginning of the day. This is a wedgy, rippy, powerful beach with rocks and very suited to wave slyding. If you are not a strong, confident and experienced slyder come along and watch. It is recommended that in all but the stand up category swim fins are worn and dependent on swell size and conditions, the organisers may deem this a safety stipulation.
This competition is open to riders on finless surf craft only. By fins we’re referring to fins, skegs and foils – any boards found harbouring these protrusions shall be relegated to the fin bin! (Swin fins are of course perfectly acceptable and recommended for prone surfers)
Board criteria are as follows. The scrutineers decision is final.
1 Bodysurf/ Handplane
Bodysurfing – The simplest form of slyde, no swimming aid, swim fins allowed.
Handplane – Of any construction. Dimensions not exceeding 20 inches in length, swim fins allowed
2 Paipo / Bellyboard
No fins or skegs obviously, channel bottoms are cool but must not exceed 1 of your english inches from bottom of concave to tip of channel. Any construction and dimensions, must be ridden prone. Swim fins allowed.
3 Surf Mat
Must be an inflatable with no intrinsic structure and be specifically designed for the act of prone surfing. Must be inflated and not exceed 5ft in length. Swim fins allowed
4 Alaia / Finless Surfboard
Stand up slyde. Of any construction, any dimensions, leashes allowed. No fins or skegs obviously, channel bottoms are cool, but must not exceed 1 of your English inches from bottom of concave to tip of channel and must be ridden stand up.
Competitors are only officially entered into the Slyder Cup once they have received a conformation email from the organisers. Entries are strictly limited in number so if for any reason you are unable to attend the event, please could you inform the organisers so that an alternate may be substituted.
Terms and conditions….
To repeat, all competitors take part, at their own risk. The organisers accept no responsibility for accidents and injuries. Qualified lifeguards will be on duty. All competitors must listen to the safety briefing prior to surfing at the beginning of the day. Dependent on swell size and conditions, competitors may be required to wear swim fins (in all but the stand up category) as a safety stipulation.
I hereby agree to abide by the rules of competition stated on the day of the event. I accept complete and full responsibility for my own safety in and out of the water whilst taking part in the competition. The organisers accept no responsibility for your equipment, belongings or self during the event.