4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta
presented by Infinity
May 7-8, 2016
A youth only stand up paddle event for paddlers aged 17 & under. There are three events in the SupFiesta: A Junior Pro Invitation Sup Surfing competition, Age Group Sup Surfing competition (7 divisions), Age Group Sup Race (7 divisions).
No Beach Entries. Registration ends Friday May 6.
Junior Pro Sup Surf: $80. By Invitation only.
Age Group Surfing and/or Racing: $35 for first division, $50 for both divisions
Includes goodie bad, event t-shirt, Saturday dinner, and Sunday lunch.
Extra t-shirts, Saturday dinners, and Sunday lunches available for purchase.
Saturday, May 7 – SupFiesta Grand Prix @ Newport Aquatic Center
- On Saturday we will hold the SupFiesta Grand Prix.
- The Grand Prix will feature two races: the Flyin Mile, and the Sup Scramble.
- Competitors will compete in both races with each race counting towards their final placing.
- The Flyin Mile will test each athlete's sheer paddling speed and endurance over this short 1-mile course.
- The Sup Scramble will feature six turns which will showcase each athlete’s technical abilities and strategy.
- Courses will be posted the night before the races.
- Competitors will earn points based of placing for each event. 1 point for 1st, 2 points for 2nd 3 points for 3rd, etc. After both events the competitor with the lowest total points will be 1st, 2nd lowest points will be 2nd, etc. In the event of a tie, the Sup Scramble will be the tie breaker, meaning the competitor with the lowest place in the Sup Scramble will win the tie break.
3:45 Race Briefing
4:00 Races Start
4:00-4:30pm Flyin Mile
4:45-6:30 Sup Scramble
4:45pm Heat #1 15-17 Boys
5:00 Dinner Service Starts
5:00pm Heat #2 15-17 Girls
5:15pm Heat #3 12-14 Boys
5:30pm Heat #4 12-14 Girls
5:45pm Heat #5 9-11 Boys
6:00pm Heat #6 9-11 Girls
6:15pm Heat #7 8 & Under Boys/Girls
6:30 Awards/ Junior Pro Intros/Group Photo
All race boards must be 12’6’’ or shorter for 15-17 & 12-14 divisions
All race boards must be 11' or shorter for 9-11 & 8 and Under divisions
All competitors must also have a PFD
Each competitor must have check in their board and have the SupFiesta sticker of approval before competition begins
Boys: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
Girls: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
8 & Under (Mixed Boys & Girls)
Sunday May 8 – SUP Surfing @ Bolsa Chica State Beach
*Between Lifeguard Towers 16 & 17.
*State Park Opens at 6am.
*$15 day use fee for parking, unless you have a State Pass.
SUP Surfing Divisions: No Board Restrictions (12 competitors maximum per division)
Boys: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
Girls: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
8 & Under (Mixed Boys & Girls) parent assist**
**Parent Assist: For the 8 & under sup surfing division, parent assist is allowed. Parents will not be allowed to bring a board or paddle into the line up, but may assist their child by swimming or standing in the surf zone. Swim fins are allowed for parents assisting their children. Please note that children who are being assisted by parents will only be able to score a maximum score of 4.0 (out of a 1-10 scale) on each wave. Parents that are assisting their children must also check in with the beach marshal before the start of the heat.
Junior Pro: This division is by invitation only. A total of 12 boys and 9 girls will be given invites to compete in this division. Junior Pro Invites that are 14 years old and under will be eligible to compete in the age group sup surfing competition, but those 15 and older will be ineligible.
7:00 Check in
7:20 Athlete Briefing
7:30 National Anthem & Blessing
7:40 Competition Begins
No Beach Entries. Registration ends Friday May 6, 8:00pm
Full Schedule with Race and Surf heats will be posted Saturday May 7
For age group divisions there will be 15-minute heats of 6 surfers per heat. Surfers will be judged on their top 2 waves out of a maximum of 10 waves. For divisions with preliminary rounds, the top 3 surfers will advance to the next round.
Junior Pro heats will be 20 minutes, with a maximum of 4 surfers per heat. Surfers will be judged on their top 2 waves out of a maximum of 10 waves. The top 2 surfers from each preliminary heat will advance to the next round.
Surfers will be judged on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest possible score. Judges will be looking for wave selection, length of ride, and functional maneuvers displaying speed, power and flow in the critical section of the wave. Penalties will be given upon an interference call for either positionint/"right of way" errors and to those who receive more than 1 warning to remain standing during the heat, unless there is inherent danger. See Beach Marshall before heat for further information.
Sup Races: Trophies and goodie bags will be awarded to the top 3 in each division.
Sup Surfing: Trophies and goodie bags will be awarded to the top 6 in each division.
Junior Pro Surfing: Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 4 finalists in each division.
Junior Pro Prize Money Breakdown:
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