Studies say 4-year-old children ask about 300–400 questions per day. Mothers ask about 100. We figure wakeboarders only ask smart and relevant questions, so we tried to answer as many as we could in advance below. Inevitably, we have missed several of them. So read below, then ask away and we will try to answer them all.

Registration for the event will cost $0 and be available on the lessthan5.co website.

Please see the Video Capture and Video Submission section in the rules and read it carefully. Failure to comply with the capture requirements could disqualify an athlete from the competition.

Athletes will be placed into heats based on previous placement in Alliance Wake Less Than 5 events or at the discretion of the Alliance Wake staff.

All submissions will be entered into the open qualifying round and reviewed by our judging panel as well as be voted on by the public/fan vote. The top 8 submissions based on the judges scores and the fan vote from the open qualifier will be placed into 2 semifinal heats of 4 riders each. 

  • Semi-finals

          Semifinal heats will be 8 athletes; 2 heats of 4 riders, top 2 in each heat will advance to the final. Semifinals will be published through the Lessthan5 website for both judges scoring and fan voting.

  • Finals

           The top 2 riders from each of the semifinal heats will receive invitations to the 2023 Alliance Wake Less Than 5 event Presented by Montara boats in Orlando Florida on October 12th.

3 professional judges will review each heat, each judge carries a total of 20% of an athlete’s score. The final 20% will be decided by the public fan voting component.

Athletes who place accordingly in the live event will be required to fill out a W9 (USA) or a W8ben (outside of the US) and then Less Than 5 will send a check or pay via EFT.