US Wake League F.A.Q.


How are the overall points figured?

The lowest overall points you could get for winning the division is 10 points, even if you are the only one in it. If you have more than ten people it is worth more overall points for two reasons. One it is harder to beat 13 people than 9 or even 2 other people, also I wanted to be able to give points to everyone that rode even the last place finisher! This way we don’t make it weighted heavily to or for against either situation (a lot or very few riders) because the individual can’t control that but the rider in a monstrous heat is rewarded a little bit. Hopefully everyone agrees on the happy medium. If there is 3 or more qualifying series per discipline the lowest score will be dropped per discipline. There will be completely separate qualifying series for PARK and FEATURES.

Can I Change Divisions?

If you have to move down a division because of injury or whatever you can carry your points down with you. Example if I rode in Pro week 1 and got smoked but did earn 4 points I can carry those down to the Men 18+ division since I was against harder competition. Now as far as moving up to a harder division, which will probably happen more often, riders will receive 70% of the points they earned in the lesser division. So if I won boys 11-13 and realize I belong in Boys 11-13 Elite, I would be able to apply 7 pts to my overall Boys 11-13 Elite score for week1.

Who can compete in the Rookie Division?

The Rookie Division is designed for first year riders. Any ages can ride in the rookie division, but you are not eligible to ride in the Rookie division if you had a season pass to a wakepark before 1/1/2024.

If you rode in previous years via day passes you are eligible to ride, but keep in mind this division should be a spot for beginners to enter that just learned how to wakeboard. If you your a first year rider but are riding at an exceptionally high level, please enter the age divisions.

What is Elite and who should compete in the Elite Division

The Elite divisions are designed for the kids who are extraordinary for their age. These division is designed for the kids who are on a path to be professional. The formats are meant to start getting you ready to ride in a professional division.

If you are a sponsored athlete or excelling faster than the peers around you, you probably belong in these division. The normal age divisions are designed to be a place for the recreational riders to enter, feel comfortable riding in, and be competitive. 

Will my points count if I ride at multiple parks?

The scores will count but only for the park in which you rode that week. You can ride at multiple parks and even qualify for multiple parks, but the scores will be kept completely separate. 

Will there still be Points Chase this year?

No. USWL is the new national series that qualifiers riders for the WWA Wake Park National Championships. As the sport evolves, and we listen to the feedback from our participants and parents, we are growing into a bigger national league that is focused on continuing to grow and evolve the grassroots side of the sport. While we loved working alongside Points Chase over the last few years, we are excited for the what the future holds with the US Wakepark League!

How do I earn a spot for the championship?

While participation in a qualifier is not mandatory this year, riders who choose to compete in a qualifier will earn a higher seeding going into the National Championships. This can be a massive advantage when competing at the National Championships.

Will there be an overall team champion and how will they be determined?

Yes, we are bringing back park team National Champions this year. There will be a separate park champion and features champion. To earn points for your team you must be have road in a local qualifier for your park. The top 3 riders from each division in the local qualifier will count toward earning points for the team! 

If you are not in the top 3, you will still be on the team and be able to help out! Your job is to try to knock out riders from the other team so they don’t continue to earn points for that team. 

TIE BREAKERS for weekly overall scores:

If two or more riders top qualifying scores combined are tied at the end of the series a tie breaker will be used to determine the higher placement:

  1. Head to head weeks where the tied riders competed against each other. This only works if two riders are tied (not 3 or more) The rider that had the higher placement in events that both riders competed in will win the tie breaker. If the riders beat each other equally once, twice or even three times then see the next tie breaker.
  2. Who won more individual events. If riders won the same amount of weekly events see next tie breaker.
  3. Who placed second at more events. If riders placed second the same amount of weekly events see next tie breaker.
  4. Who placed third at more events. If riders placed third the same amount of weekly events see next tie breaker.
    5. If everything is exactly even it will remain a tie.


The USWL is a culmination of the WWA’s wisdom, my experience on and off the water, and the insights we have gathered from our participants/families to reimagine what a sustainable National Wake League can look like that provides an incredible experience for our participants, benefits the local and national communities, and is the foundation that we can build off of for the next 30+ years.

John Dreiling
Director of Wake Park Operations at The World Wake Association
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