Rules and Judging
Board: SURFBOARDS ANY SIZE, NO PADDLE.
General information and registration:
All divisions with 8 and above competitors will have a first round repechage. If you lose in round one, then check for your repechage heat time.
Please sign up and pay your competition fee on time here. All registration locations and times are at lofotenmasters.com. Please don’t just turn up at the beach.
If you are in a division with a repechage and you miss your first heat, then you can still surf in your repechage. If for any reason you cannot surf, please let us know in advance and we can slot in a reserve.
Heats are normally 20 minutes. Finals 30 minutes. After your heat make sure you know when you will surf next, as sometimes this may occur just a few heats later. Heats will be surfed non-stop. No pauses between heats.
Our beach marshal is located on the beach next to the judge's podium. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your heat to get your contest vest. Keep your contest vest on until you come back to the beach marshal and then remove it. Our friendly beach marshals will help you with any questions you may have.
On the paddle out, please keep well clear of the competitors in the current heat.
Note: You will be scored on the best two  rides you make, USUALLY THE MAXIMUM YOU ARE ALLOWED TO CATCH IS 10 FOR ANY HEAT. The beach marshall will have the heat instructions posted at the table for you to read [duration of heat, number of waves, paddle-out time, designated right of way, situation for interferences etc.].
Quality not quantity will win the day! Best two rides will count on your total score.
“The surfer must perform radical controlled manoeuvres in the critical sections of a wave with speed, power and flow. Innovative/Progressive surfing as well as the Combination and Variety of Repertoire (of MAJOR manoeuvres) will also be taken into consideration when rewarding points for a surfers performance. The surfer who performs to the criteria above, exhibiting the maximum Degree of Difficulty and Commitment on the waves shall maximize his/her scoring potential.”
The wave scoring will be done having in mind five quality levels: 0-1.9 (Poor), 2-3.9 (Fair), 4-5.9 (Average), 6-7.9 (Good), 8–10 (Excellent).
Every participant has to sign our disclaimer before entering the water/heat. Please contact beach marshall.