List of Divisions or Surf Classes:

Surf ClassDescriptionEligible Class Impairments
Upper Limb Standing (ULS) Any surfer who rides the wave standing with an upper limb amputation or deficiency. Impaired PROM
Impaired muscle power
Limb deficiency
Coordination Impairments
Below the Knee Standing (BKS)Any surfer who rides in a standing position with a below the knee amputation or limb deficiency. Limb deficiency
Coordination Impairments
Above the Knee Standing (AKS) Any surfer who rides in a standing position with an above the knee amputation or equivalency. Impaired PROM
Limb deficiency
Coordination Impairments
Upright (UT) Any surfer who rides in a deep squatted position or upright position using 2– 3 points of contact with an above the knee amputation or equivalency. Impaired muscle power
Limb deficiency
Coordination Impairments
Any Knee Kneeling (AKK) Any surfer who rides in a kneeling position using 3-4 points of contact with an above the knee amputation or lower limb deficiency or impairment. Impaired PROM
Impaired muscle power
Limb deficiency
Coordination impairments
Unassisted Prone (UP) Any surfer who rides in a prone position that does NOT require assistance paddling into a wave and getting back on the board safely. Impaired PROM
Impaired muscle power
Coordination Impairments
Prone Assist (PA) Any surfer who rides the wave in a prone position that DOES require assistance paddling into waves and getting back onto the board safely. Pusher & Receiver Permitted Impaired PROM
Impaired muscle power
Limb deficiency
Coordination Impairments
Wave Ski (WS) Any surfer who rides a waveski using a paddle in a sitting position with trunk and both lower limbs impaired. Impaired PROM
Impaired muscle power
Limb deficiency
Blind/No Vision (BNV) Any surfer who rides the wave in a standing position with a vision impairment of legal blindness. Vision Impairment-
Legal Blindness 20/200+
Blind/Low Vision (BLV) Any surfer who rides the wave in a standing position with a low vision impairment. Vision Impairment-
partial vision 20/70-20/200
or 50% visual field loss