- Entries can be of a single or partner set of
skiers. For instance: Ron Scarpa and Paul Macdonald can enter as a team.
Andre & Zane can enter as a team or as individuals. Prize money is awarded
for the entry, and is paid to the person who submits the video, not per person in the video. If a team wins, they will have
to split the prizes.
PRO LEVEL ENTRIES: We recommend that each video
be approximately 3-5 minutes in length. The goal is to entertain, not to be so long
that the viewers loose interest. But that's only a guideline. You do
what you feel shows off your talents and entertains the audience the best.
SEMI PRO LEVEL ENTRIES: Entries need to be between 2 and 3 mins in
length. Anything beyond 3 min will be cropped. To be classified as
Semi-Pro, you must send us video demonstrating your freestyle skills. We
will watch the video and let you know your level. If you have competed in
the past, and are unsure, please send us an email and ask ahead of time.
AMATEUR ENTRIES: 1st time or Amateur
level entries can be no longer than 1 Min 30 seconds in length. Anything beyond
1.5 min will be cropped. The goal is to entertain
and demonstrate your skills to the judges, not to be so long
that the viewers loose interest.
- The videos need to be submitted to BarefootCentral.com in their final edited
version in either WMV, MPEG, or AVI formats.
- Skiers can ski on their feet, on shoe skis, on
the boom, long-line, behind a plane, seadoo, helicopter, jetboat, etc...
You are only limited by your imagination. Skiers can incorporate whatever
aspect of barefooting in their videos that they want to including (skiing on the boom, long-line, jump, wake,
trick, hand ski, knee ski, butt slides, cool start, or whatever you prefer). The goal is to edit a video that is very
entertaining, keeps the audiences attention, and showcases creativity both on
and off the
water. More can be done in a video than can be done in a live competition
due to the ability to run several passes to get it just right. Videos can
be submitted from footage shot at any time (past or present).
Entry Forms &
- All participants are required to fill out an entry form and waiver. NO
Exceptions. Videos will not be posted on BFC without completed forms.
CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORMS & UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
Entry Fees &
Very Important NOTICE:
There are NO Entry Fees. In lieu of an entry fee, we will require each
competitor to submit an entry form that is a Liability and Hold Harmless Waiver.
We will be posting the waiver on-line by April 15, and will require a signed copy
faxed to us by May 1, along with the first video. Competitors are entering
the competition at their own risk and will take responsibly for their own
actions while shooting their videos. Videos will become the property of BarefootCentral.com, and will only be released on BarefootCentral.com during the
contest. If a video is released
anywhere else (i.e. YouTube) during the contest, the contestant will forfeit all
prize money and that video removed from that round of competition. Any
videos released on YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, or any other web based media
outlet prior to the contest are not eligible to be submitted in any upcoming BFC
Freestyle contest. We are looking for 1st time release videos. A
video may contain older video footage as long as that footage has not been
previously released. The contest is all about originality, not just
drumming up old footage and making it look different. BFC reserves the
right to disqualify any video if we feel it doesn't show original content,
creativity, and new footage.
Who Can Enter?
- Anyone can enter the competition.
- BarefootCentral.com, Eagle Sports, and any other supporting sponsors warn all
competitors that barefoot waterskiing is an extreme and dangerous sport.
We do not promote in any way that skiers attempt tricks or stunts that put
themselves into extreme risk of injury, or that are beyond their capabilities.
Know your limitation, and practice safe boating and safe skiing.
- BFC reserves the rights to change the rules at any time based on feedback we
receive from competitors, judges, or viewers. Rules will only be changed
if they enhance the excitement and enjoyment of the competition for both the
skiers and fans. Freestyle barefooting is all about having fun. We
want to make sure we're promoting the FUN in this event.