2022 Discipline Lineup

For the most dedicated kiters, we're organizing ten Disciplines
(seven Individual, three Team) to push your skills and creativity!

Prizes by The Most Trusted Brands in Kiteboarding

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.

FAQs

The WOO Worlds 2022 competition period is going from September 16 to October 16.

Disciplines may start and end on different dates so please have a look at the individual dates of the disciplines you are interested in participating.

The WOO Worlds will be taking place worldwide. This means anyone can post a session anywhere in the world. Just select the WOO Worlds option when uploading a session to the WOO app and you will automatically be participating in the WOO Worlds.

From September 16 to October 16, there will be a WOO Worlds toggle button available to you when uploading your session. To compete in WOO Worlds 2022, all you need to do is upload a valid session to the WOO App with this toggle button selected. Your height, distance etc. will automatically be counted for the respective disciplines after that.

Note: To participate in the Team Challenges, you’ll need to register your team before the competition. Links will be live soon.

Discipline Required Hashtag Board Types that can participate Technical Requirements
Highest Jump Male No hashtag required. Twintip WOO Sensor
Highest Jump Female No hashtag required. Twintip WOO Sensor
Highest Jump Senior No hashtag required. Twintip WOO Sensor
Highest Jump Junior No hashtag required. Twintip WOO Sensor
Total Height No hashtag required. Twintip WOO Sensor
Distance 1 Hr. No hashtag required. Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch / Garmin device
Draw Anything #drawanything Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch / Garmin device
Team Challenge Total Distance No hashtag required. Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch / Garmin device
Team Challenge Total Height No hashtag required. Twintip WOO Sensor
Team Challenge Highest Jump No hashtag required. Twintip WOO Sensor
Kite Lottery No hashtag required. Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil WOO Sensor, iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch / Garmin device
Secret Disciplines No hashtag required. Twintip, Directional, Hydrofoil WOO Sensor, iPhone, Android phone, or  Apple Watch / Garmin device
$2,000 Bonus No hashtag required. Twintip WOO Sensor

You will need an iPhone, Android phone, or Apple Watch / supported Garmin device 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.

There will be plenty of additional “Mini Challenges” throughout the weeks, with different requirements that will be announced on our social media shortly before.

Discipline Record with GPS Record with WOO
Highest Jump x
Total Height x
Distance 1 Hr. x
Draw Anything x
Team Challenge Total Distance x
Team Challenge Total Height x
Team Challenge Max Height x
$2,000 Bonus x

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!

Get more information by clicking HERE!

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.

If you need more help, click HERE!

First, you should double-check your device is compatible. You can find a full list by clicking HERE.

To start a Freeride session with your Garmin, you need to authorize and connect your Garmin Connect IQ account to your WOO Account. This allows us to synch GPS data from the Garmin servers to the WOO servers. You will need your Garmin Connect IQ login information to complete this step.

On the my WOO screen, click Upload Sessions -> Garmin -> Get Started

Enter your Garmin Connect IQ login information and hit Save -> Save -> Agree

Your account is now connected. If you have logged sessions already, they will be visible under Sessions From Garmin. You can always check the status of the Garmin connection by clicking on the Garmin logo once again. If everything went right, it will show a blue hook next to Connect with Garmin.

Now you just need to download and use one of the WOO apps for your Garmin device and your sessions will automatically go to your WOO account after recording/connecting to your phone.

You can find out which one and read the full instructions HERE.

Yes, this year you will need to register your team to compete.

Team Registration will be open soon. You’ll find the link here.

You can register your team until the start of the competition, which is September 16. Registrations after this date won’t be valid.

Registration is not yet open but will be soon.

No, you cannot join nor compete for multiple teams. The team you sign up for beforehand, you are automatically contributing to for each team discipline.

This means you can join a maximum of one team for the whole competition.

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 registered team, if you enable the WOO Worlds button while uploading your session.

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 registered team, if you enable the WOO Worlds button while uploading your session.

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 registered team, if you enable the WOO Worlds button while uploading your session.

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 WOO Worlds option when uploading your session, it will automatically count for all the non-team disciplines.

The Team Challenges will require you to register you team beforehand.

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.

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 16th of September 1972 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 16th of September 2005 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 16, 2022 0:00h October 16, 2022 23:59h
Highest Jump Women September 16, 2022 0:00h October 16, 2022 23:59h
Highest Jump Junior September 16, 2022 0:00h October, 2022 23:59h
Highest Jump Senior September 16, 2022 0:00h October 16, 2022 23:59h
Total Height September 24, 2022 0:00h October 2, 2022 23:59h
Distance 1 Hr. September 16, 2022 0:00h October 9, 2022 23:59h
Draw Anything September 16, 2022 0:00h October 9, 2022 23:59h
Team Challenge Total Distance October 1, 2022 0:00h October 9, 2022 23:59h
Team Challenge Total Height September 17, 2022 0:00h September 25, 2022 23:59h
Team Challenge Max Height September 16, 2022 0:00h October 16, 2022 23:59h
$2,000 Bonus September 16, 2022 0:00h October 16, 2022 23:59h

Anyone uploading a Valid WOO Worlds Session will automatically participate in the Kite 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 lottery days and use a random number generator to determine which lottery ticket wins the kite. There will be two winners each of the four weeks, one winning a kite+bar and one winning a board.

Another six kite sets will be awarded to the winners of the 6 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 6 Secret Discipline kites without realizing it.

Secret Disciplines are disciplines that will stay unknown until the end of the competition. Winners are being rewarded for extraordinary achievements or good stories they created. Basically every special moment that does’t fit into a set category can be a candidate for a secret discipline.

Have a look at our secret discipline winners from last year on our instagram or facebook page to see what others were awarded for.

The Mini Challenges will be yet another chance for you to win. Varying in format, they are fun little missions for you or friends to go on, with the chance of winning some fresh kite gear from the WOO Worlds 2022 sponsors. There will be multiple Mini Challenges each week, each getting announced shortly before. Look out for them on social or the website.

Questions? Email us at wooworlds@woosports.com