Saturday from 0930 to 1430 – On the wave, in the eddy, on the bank, in the marquee.
Meet the Stars Freestyle sessions are unique to Hurley Classic Younguns Freestyle. These are where we get loads of superstar paddlers giving part of their Saturday to coach and work with the youth of the sport. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know, make friends and have fun with these people. What’s more we also have leading coaching and industry experts running workshops so that you will have the best boating session of your life. NEW for 2018 we have added two sessions with GB FS Team officials for Parents….. A cup of tea and a chance to learn more about the sport your kids have got into… Here is a bit more detail of what’s going on
Limited places, 18 and under only – register at www.hurleyclassic.co.uk
Various Times – Erg Team Challenge, Brain Challenge and Team Rolling Challenge open all day Saturday and Sunday (when other scheduled activity is not on), Team Freestyle 1730 to 1830 Saturday, Team SUP X 11 to 12 Sunday all on the wave, in the eddy, in the marquee and in the pools.
NEW- For 2018 we have an exciting team event ‘Hurley Dream Team’. Teams are made up of four competitors who over the weekend partake in a number of competitions. Final position is established by combining scores to crown the Hurley Dream Team.
The events are -
All events apart from Team Freestyle are only available through entering the Hurley Dream team.
Win the Hurley Dream Team Shield and be immortalised!
Open Sessions on Saturday 0700 to 930, 1530 – 1600 and 1730 to 1800, taking place on the wave and in the eddy.
When you come to a festival you rarely get chance to try the kit and coaching on offer but at the Classic that’s exactly what’s we do.
Get advice from top international coaches. These guys have coached all over the world, many national teams and lots of today’s top athletes.
Get a demo in / on Jackson, Pyranha, Dagger, Wavesport, Gui Gui, McConks, Red, Starboard, NRS and many other top brands. Just go to the manufacturer whose boat or board you want to try and they will sort out a demo for you.
Open to all – limited places and maximum ride time will be requested of all taking this opportunity.
Team Freestyle is an exciting concept that pushes paddlers to be boating together on the wave and is a tonne of fun. Teams are made up of 3 boaters. The competition works by one judge being on each gate scoring each athlete as they hit ICF moves. A forth judge has the sole purpose of timing when all 3 paddlers are on the feature at the same time. If all 3 paddlers are on Hurley together and scoring any ICF defined move they can multiply the total team trick scores. The exception is that each team can have one novice (per team) and all the novice has to do is be on the wave at the same time as the other two team members. Having a novice in the team is not compulsory. The ratio for multiplying is as follows.
Each time any of the three paddlers exits the wave the time is stopped, logged and then restarted. The longest 3 people on the wave time will be the one used.
Ride time per team is 1 minute. Each trick scores once on the ICF score sheet but can be used multiple times to keep the time running. If a paddler drops off the time is stopped at that point.
If during the ride all three paddlers swap gates the team score is doubled.
Example - all three paddlers doing spins in all three gates for 30 seconds. A spin is worth 10 points (ICF Scoring) so this would work out as 10* 3= 30 * 1.6 = 48. If each of the paddlers ended the team ride in a different gate 48*2= 96
Winning team will be the one with the most points
Suitable for all paddlers – this is as much tactical and technical :-)
Saturday 1330 - 1930. In the whole eddy pool and wave area.
BoaterX is a type of kayaking that has evolved from snowboard races. The course sets out manoeuvres around eddies, white water and weir gates.
Hurley BoaterX includes a launch from a huge ramp that will test your nerve, a number of buoys to navigate and a water cannon blasting you off course. This is an exciting event that’s huge fun either as a competitor or spectator. Here are this year’s rules:-
Open to all – creek boats only (Boat Restrictions will be applied for 2018
We are going to crown the world champion rollers in both ladies and mens’. Will it be you? You don’t have to be the best freestyler or paddler at all but if you have the stamina, speed and technique this could be your chance to shine. The comp format is as follows:-
We provide the boats, use your own paddle and make sure you practice before to take this coveted status.
Saturday 1930 – 2030 – On the wave
Made up from the top boaters in the world, this is a demo final using ICF rules to show just what you can expect in Sundays Hurley Classic.
If you have ever wondered what all the fuss is about freestyle, then do not miss this. It is freestyle at its absolute best and you will see the whole gambit of moves currently possible. We are way past fireworks night but expect to see rockets going off during this magnificent display
Mens and Ladies competition with five athletes in each final. Two rides with best score counting.
Competitors are by invitation only. If you think you could make the final, talk with the organisers (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how you can be involved.
Sunday 08:00 – 17:00 On the wave
Want to be part of the biggest and best freestyle comp in the world? Want to have a heap of fun and be in the eddy getting tips from the top freestyle athletes who cheer you on? Want to make a load of new friends and get into a sport where you can learn to make your boat literally fly? Then read on, this is for you.
This year the event offers a range of classes:-
There are also the levels - Novice, Intermediate and Pro.
We run a heat system where you get as many goes as possible within the time for that heat. The quantity of time per heat is set by the number of entrants to the competition. Typically it is 15 – 20 minutes for 8 competitors.
There will be a 30 second maximum ride time. Heats run in bib order and are seeded.
During the heat, competitors can score each move on the ICF scoring sheet once. This allows us to see the whole range of tricks in freestyle.
If you enter the novice class we will reward for partially completed moves. Our judges will score on intiation, application and compleation of the move giving you a percentage of the ICF score based on this.
The top 5 competitors will then compete in a super final to crown the Hurley Classic Champion of 2018. This runs to ICF specification, 2 runs of 45 seconds with the highest scoring ride counting.
Open to everyone. Come along and have a load of fun
SUP is now a key ingredient of the Hurley Classic. If you’re an out and out SUP’r or a boater who wants another exciting opportunity on the water we have a load of fun here for you
This year we have 3 events:-
‘Round the Cans’ is a traditional race over a series of laps around the Hurley islands. Bring your own equipment.
SUP X is a bit different – SUP X is a jump to board start and then race around the currents of the Hurley weir pool before heading up the ‘Ramp of Doom’ for a tag out finish. Boaters Boarding is on shorter boards suitable for people starting out and Elite is longer racing boards, suitable for the pro’s. We provide all boards and paddles.
Open to everyone. Enter online for SUP X and on the day for Round the Cans (please arrive at least 30 minutes before published start time).
At Hurley we like everyone to have a go at as much activity as possible.
To entice you we offer a 15% discount to people who enter Hurley Classic Super Champion. This is where through combining scores across multiple events we crown the Classic King and Queen.
The four highest results will count so competitors can either drop a class or compete in all five and then drop the lowest score.
Entrants in the Classic Freestyle will be awarded points for their result in the class they are competing in. All other competitions on the weekend will be an open format where all athletes will compete in the same class.
A win scores 75 points, 2nd gives 70 points, 3rd 66 points, 4th 63 points, 5th 61 points, 6th 60 points and then the scores go down accordingly by one point per position until 61st position when 5 points will be awarded to every competitor.
At the end of the weekend we total up all the scores and crown the King and Queen.
If you’re entering both the Team event and the Hurley Classic Super Champions events you’re going to have a hectic weekend! We will do some careful scheduling to make sure it all works for you.