About the race

Vågryttaren – welcome to our paddle festival!  
Vågryttaren
 is, as last year, hosting the Swedish ’Riksmästerskap’ for SS2 (double surfski).

The program will be the same as last year (see below) and we encourage paddlers/owners of SS2 skis to rent out/lend the SS2 skis to other paddlers. In this way we can make it possible for paddlers without SS2 skis to register and compete in the SS2 class.

For those not competing in the SS2/SS1 class it will be possible to paddle the same course as a regular downwind (no competition) with the same support of transportation and lunch as the SS2 paddlers. If you think the racing distance is too long and the course is too exposed for your skills there will be a recreational class with a course of maximum 10km and less exposed.

The Race course: The different courses around the Kungsbacka Fjord are around 15-20 kilometers. If no wind a triangular course (A to A) will be used, 15 kilometers long.

The program:
Saturday:
10.00 registration, loading of surfskis
11.00 Transportation to start (bus or cars)
12.00  Skippers meeting at start
13:00 Start of the SS2 race(W), SS1(M)
14:30 First finish and lunch
15.30 Price giving ceremony

Saturday evening from 6pm
BBQ and party, read more here

Sunday
10.00 registration, loading of surfskis
11.00 Transportation to start (bus or cars)
12.00  Skippers meeting at start
13:00 Start of the SS2 race(M), SS1(W)
14:30 First finish and lunch
15.30 Price giving ceremony

Rental skis
Please visit the Västkust Surfski facebook page to arrange/borrow SS2 surfskis!
Aterra in Helsingborg will have a few CS and Revo surfskis for rent.

Decision of race venue for each day will be taken no later than 24 hours before each race. Decision of race course will be taken as late as possible to offer you the best downwind course as possible.

Prizes to top three in each SS1 competition class. Medals to top three in each SS2 class. Dietz will be rewarding the best SS1 woman and man with a  voucher worth 1000SEK.  All paddlers have the chance to win a luxury safety kit from Aterra.  Prizes from MaurtenSurfjak Aqwasport and Nordic Kayaks will also be in the draft.

We cross our fingers for a weekend with lots of sun, wind and happy paddlers.
Welcome to the westcoast!

Rules

Your mandatory equipment

  • Leg leash
  • PFD (life jacket)
  • Flare
  • Clothings depending on weather for at least 30 min in the water. Black or white shirts are not accepted – only colored!
  • Smartphone with the Webtracking app installed. Battery charged to at least 80%.

Out on the ocean

All paddlers have an obligation to help kayakers in distress unless other help is nearby. Participant shall always be able to do a reentry in the condition he is paddling in.

Demands from the organizer

  • Inspection of the boats and paddlers equipment will be done.
  • The organizer have fully right to test one or all paddlers capacity regarding reentry.
  • If the organizer jugde that a participant have lack of reentry or stability skills they have the right to stop a paddler to start or take a paddler out of the competition during the race. The paddler have the right to continue on his own risk outside of the race and without safety help.

Read about the starting procedure at Surfski opens web page

Logi/Accomodation

Vallersvik camping and hostel

Åsa camping.

Åsagästis B&B