Judging Criteria Expression Sessions
Expressions sessions will be judged on who is the most courageous, dynamic, and best sailor. We are also looking for variety of big manoeuvres (not just one).
The top sailors from the expression session will be decided from a general consensus of the spectators that are not sailing and The ZU representatives. The ZU representatives will have the final decision on who should proceed into the final.
Jumps must be performed in the jumping zone (basically between the beach and a bit beyond the yellow pole). This is where the waves are and the biggest jumps will occur. The judges are not expected to see a jump done miles out to sea.
The Final will be judged on best overall performance. The judges will look for the best 3 jumps/aerials/manoeuvres and can reward up to 10 points for each with a potential maximum of 30 points). There will be 3 judges for the final. We are looking for big extreme manoeuvres and variety. Someone who does two massive forwards should not score higher than someone who does a massive forward and a backloop for example. However, two massive forwards should score higher than someone doing a tiny forward and backloop. Big Freestyle aerial manoeuvres will also be considered.
An extra points 4 points are given for the competitor with the best double forward attempt. (total possible score of 34)
The KOTB champion should have shown that he/she has performed the biggest, dynamic fearless manoeuvres.
HOWEVER, IF ANY WINDSURFER LANDS A DOUBLE LOOP IN THE EXPRESSION SESSION OR THE FINAL, HE or SHE IS INSTANTLY AWARDED KOTB!!