Event Dates 2019:
Stop 1: April 20th
Stop 2: May 11th
Stop 3: June 8th
Stop 4: September 21st
Stop 5 & Awards Ceremony: October 26th
Schedule of Events:
Onsite Registration/Check In: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mandatory Riders Meeting: 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Before You Ride:
You must check in and verify all entry forms, liability sheets, and WWA Membership is in place.
You will need to bring your board to be inspected by our staff for safety. Bring your board to the east side of the registration tent and have it checked by our Pro-Staff. All riders must have their boards checked before the competition or they you will not be allowed to compete.
Check the Running Order:
Running orders are posted by our Entry Table. Make sure you find your division and name on the running order. If you do not see it, contact our entry clerk to verify you are properly registered for this event. The order of competition divisions is as follows: Novice, Grom Boys, Grom Girls, Boys, Girls, Intermediate, Masters, Women's, Advanced, and Outlaw.
The format for the tournament is a One Round - Expression Session Format. Do whatever you want behind the boat (within legal limits), but most importantly have FUN!
Check the rules for your specific division and specific trick limits. If you exceed the amount of inverts for your given division, we will be pumped to see that you have more tricks in your bag than you thought, but you will be disqualified.
Judging starts from the time you leave the dock till the time you return. Due to the width of the lake, there will not be any double ups; however, you can add a final trick while returning to the dock.
You are responsible for making sure that the driver knows your boat speed.
Make sure you know when you ride, have your rope “de-knotted”, and are ready to go. We will not wait on you.
Make sure you have a life vest and an “untangled” rope to use. If you do not have one let us know.
All riders must have a tournament bib on in order to ride. If you forgot yours, you can borrow one from another rider or purchase a new one for $40.00.
The judging, just like any type of sports judging, is totally subjective. We do our best to judge fairly. If you have an issue with your score, you can inquire about it respectfully, but please keep it professional. Our judges always strive to do their best.
We choose judges have decades of combined experience judging tournaments and the Gravel Tour. We select a group of judges who are prior Gravel Tour competitors, and some have experience riding at an elite level worldwide. They are accomplished in the field and very knowledgeable.
You will be judged from the time you leave the dock till you return back to the dock
Novice and Grom Classes will be allowed 3 falls. All other classes will be allowed a maximum of 2 falls.
Remember that Gravel Tour is all about having FUN and fostering interest and camaraderie in the local wakeboarding community. We strive to create a friendly competition and we ask all riders to remember that their actions set an example for the youngest riders just starting out in the sport. Please be a role model for them!
Series Point System:
The Gravel Tour is a 5 Stop Series. Your placement at each event earns you points towards the overall Series Title. The Top 10 Riders from each event will be awarded points based on their placement. These points will be accumulated towards an Overall Series Championship Total taking into account all 5 scores of riders from each stop.
Here is the breakdown of how points are earned towards the overall Series Title:
Commitment to attending all five stops of Gravel Tour is rewarded. All riders who compete at each of the 5 stops will receive 5 bonus points for participation that be added towards your overall series score! In the past, these bonus points took riders from placing to winning their overall series! You must at least put your board on and jump into the water to qualify for participation points at each of the five events.