World Barefoot Council determines all the rules of this sport and implements this successfully all over the world. New rules of Barefoot water-ski became effective from 1st January 2010.
Some of the important rules of this sport are as follows −
Turn-around time of this sport will be decided by the chief judge with the recommendation of tournament director.
Just before the passing of skier, the communication judge present on the boat may allow maximum up to 1 minute to change gear or to replace any broken parts.
At the end of the emergency minute, if the skier does not able to start the pass, he/she will be disqualified from the sport.
Each tournament consists of 3 phases −
Everyone participating in the sport is eligible to compete in the elimination round.
A run-off is used in case of a tie but the score obtained through it is not included in the main score of the championship.
If two teams are competing, if there will be a tie between them, then both will go to the semifinal round but if there are more than 2 teams in the tie, the chief judge will decide whether to send all of them to semifinal round or none.
To become winner in the final round of the competition, the skier must maintain a positive score in the elimination round.
In case there is a tie in the final round, then −
Each skier in the jump category will be allowed to jump 3 times to break the tie.
Each skier belonging to slalom group will go through two passes until the tie breaks.
Each skier belonging to tricks group will go through two passes until the tie breaks.
If the skier is fount not wearing safety equipment while playing, then he/she may be warned followed by disqualification from the sport. Each team can keep two reserve players with them.