Competition Rules

Open to Anyone, Anywhere.

Just like WOO, this competition encourages all kiters to participate. Prizes will be widely distributed, including cash prizes and kite giveaways. To keep a level playing field, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rules.

WOO Worlds Rule Book

FAQs

To compete in the WOO Worlds you need to upload your WOO session with the correct hashtag. The hashtag you should always use is #wooworlds. Additionally, if you want to compete in a Team Challenge, you should add the hashtag with an under square and your team name, #team_yourteamname. For the Draw a Heart challenge you should use the additional hashtag #love.

Tip: Save your Team Hashtag in your profile in the WOO Sports app.  This will avoid spelling errors when uploading your WOO Worlds Team Challenge sessions.

Discipline Required Hashtag Board Types that can participate Technical Requirements
Highest Jump Male #wooworlds Twintip WOO Sensor
Highest Jump Female #wooworlds Twintip WOO Sensor
Highest Jump Senior #wooworlds Twintip WOO Sensor
Highest Jump Junior #wooworlds Twintip WOO Sensor
Total Height #wooworlds Twintip WOO Sensor
Total Distance 1 Hour #wooworlds Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch
Draw a Heart #wooworlds #love Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch
Team Challenge Total Distance #wooworlds #team_yourteamname Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch
Team Challenge Total Height #wooworlds #team_yourteamname Twintip WOO Sensor
Team Challenge Highest Jump #wooworlds #team_yourteamname Twintip WOO Sensor
Kite Giveaway Lottery #wooworlds Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil WOO Sensor, iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch
Secret Disciplines #wooworlds Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil WOO Sensor, iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch
$2,000 Bonus #wooworlds Twintip WOO Sensor
Best Video Submit at https://wooworlds.com/video

You will need an iPhone, Android phone, or Apple Watch with the WOO Sports app installed if you want to participate in disciplines requiring GPS data. For disciplines that require height measurements you will need a WOO Sensor on your board.

Discipline Record with GPS Record with WOO
Highest Jump x
Total Height x
Total Distance 1hr x
Draw a Heart x
Team Challenge Total Distance x
Team Challenge Total Height x
Team Challenge Max Height x
$2,000 Bonus x

The WOO Worlds will be taking place worldwide. This means anyone can post a session anywhere in the world. If you use the correct hashtags you will be participating in the WOO Worlds.

To start a Freeride session on iPhone or an Android phone, please open the WOO app. Then click on the My WOO screen, which is the middle button from the bottom bar. Continue to Go Kiting and hit Activate Beacon & Start WOO Session. Then click on the Phone checkmark and Start Your Session. You’re now all set to go out riding and record a Freeride session!

Tip: if you have the PRO subscription, you will be able to record Freeride+ and even Big Air Analytics+, giving you tons of more features and data insights!

If you want to record a Freeride session with the Apple Watch, please download the WOO app on your Watch. Once you have done that you need to set up the Apple Health Kit.

To set up Apple Health Kit and allow the WOO app to access Heath Kit data, navigate to the MY WOO screen in the WOO Sports app on your iPhone, click on Upload Sessions and tap the red heart in the top right corner. When the slide-up prompt appears, allow the WOO Sports app to Connect with Health, and give all permissions in the next screen. That’s it, now you can exit the slide-up prompt by hitting the (x) on the top right, and you’re all set to go!

Now you can go to your Apple Watch, open the WOO app and click on “GPS.” This will start a Freeride session for you. Once you’re done with your session, please end and save the session on your Apple Watch. It will then automatically appear in your WOO app behind the “Upload Sessions” button.

You don’t need to register your team beforehand. If you want to compete in a Team Challenge, you simply add the hashtag with an under square and your team name in the format of #team_yourteamname. It will then automatically be added and you should see the hashtag popping up in your recent hashtags next time you want to save a session.

Note that you can only be part of one team so make sure you type in the correct team hashtag from session one onwards.

Max Height means we will take the single highest jump you’ve done during this discipline period. For example, if your highest jump during this discipline period is 20 meters and your team member jumped 15 meters, then you have an accumulative Max Height of 35 Meters.

These 35 Meters will be added to your team, if you use the correct hashtags #wooworlds and #team_yourteamname.

We will take the top 5 members from your team with the highest jump and combine them. This will be your team’s Max Height score.

Total Distance means an accumulative sum of all the distance you did in a session or multiple sessions. For example, if you do three sessions, and you have a session with 5 KM, 10 KM and 12 KM, your Total Distance will be 27 KM.

These 27 KM’s will be added to your team, if you use the correct hashtags #wooworlds and #team_yourteamname.

We will take the top 5 members from your team with the furthest Total Distance and combine them. This will be your team’s Total Distance score.

Total Height means an accumulative sum of all the jumps you did in a session or multiple sessions. For example, if you jump three times in a session, 5 Meters, 10 Meters and 12 Meters, your Total Height will be 27 Meters.

These 27 Meters will be added to your team, if you use the correct hashtags #wooworlds and #team_yourteamname.

We will take the top 5 members from your team with the highest Total Height and combine them. This will be your team’s Total Height score.

Yes, you can submit your session to multiple disciplines. If you use the hashtag #wooworlds, your session will automatically count for all the non-team disciplines except for Draw a Heart, which will require the hashtag #love in addition, and Best Video, which you can submit through https://wooworlds.com/video.

Note that in order to take part in the correct category for highest jump (Male, Female, Junior, Senior) your age and gender in the App need to align with your real age and gender.

If you use #team_yourteamname in addition to #wooworlds, your session will still also count for your solo run. So let’s say you have one super big boost of 25.9m, it will count for both Highest Jump and Total Height but also your team disciplines Team Challenge Total Height and Team Challenge Highest Jump.

Tip: make sure to use the correct hashtags when uploading since they cannot be changed in the session description later on.

For the Senior category you need to be 50 years or older. This means you will participate in the Senior category if your date of birth is the 1st of September 1971 or earlier.

For the Junior category you need to be 16 years or younger. This means you will participate in the Junior category if your date of birth is the 1st of September 2004 or later.

Important: Make sure to have your correct date of birth in your profile before uploading the session. Adding or changing your date of birth will not affect your session after you uploaded the session.

No, some disciplines have different start and end dates. If you post your session before or after the official dates of a certain discipline it will not count anymore.

Here are the official dates for all disciplines:

Discipline Start Time End Time
Highest Jump Men September 1, 2021 0:00h September 29, 2021 23:59h
Highest Jump Women September 1, 2021 0:00h September 29, 2021 23:59h
Highest Jump Junior September 1, 2021 0:00h September 29, 2021 23:59h
Highest Jump Senior September 1, 2021 0:00h September 29, 2021 23:59h
Total Height September 1, 2021 0:00h September 22, 2021 23:59h
Total Distance 1hr September 1, 2021 0:00h September 22, 2021 23:59h
Draw a Heart September 1, 2021 0:00h September 22, 2021 23:59h
Best Video September 1, 2021 0:00h October 3rd, 2021 23:59h
Team Challenge Total Distance September 8, 2021 0:00h September 15, 2021 23:59h
Team Challenge Total Height September 1, 2021 0:00h September 7, 2021 23:59h
Team Challenge Max Height September 1, 2021 0:00h September 29, 2021 23:59h
$2,000 Bonus September 1, 2021 0:00h September 29, 2021 23:59h

We will announce ten different riders who will win a brand new kite throughout the Competition Period, including a bar. Anyone uploading a Valid WOO Worlds Session will automatically participate in the Kite Giveaway Lottery. Every time you upload a Valid WOO Worlds Session, you will get one “lottery ticket,” so the more you upload, the more chances you have of winning a kite set. The sessions need to be valid and longer than 30 minutes.

We will number all the lottery tickets on the ten lottery days and use a random number generator to determine which lottery ticket wins the kite.

Another five kite sets will be awarded to the winners of the 5 Secret Disciplines. We will not announce what these Disciplines are until we announce the winners. By uploading your sessions, you might be running for these 5 Secret Discipline kites without realizing it.