Each surfer starts his run with a time frame of 30 second (40 seconds for the girls).
For each trick - depending on its difficulty and the quality of execution – the surfer gets awarded extra time which adds up to the 30 seconds. The athlete with the longest runtime wins.
The surfer can choose from all kind of boards: Skim, Skimsurf or Surf.
Each surfer has a training time of 5 minutes within the announced periods.
Each surfer has the opportunity to participate in 2 qualification rounds (if conditions allow).
The better of his runs - the one with the longer runtime - counts towards the ranking, the participation in a second round is not mandatory.
The number of finalists of each gender class will be determined by the organizer:
either the best ranked 8 surfers from the preliminiaries or the best ranked 4 riders from the preliminaries will proceed to the head-to-head finals.
If a finalist – for whatever reason – does not show up at the start of the final round her/his place will be taken by the next ranked surfer.