(a) Scrutineering of surf craft and/or equipment may be conducted at any time before, during and after use in SLSA competitions. Scrutineering is to ensure that all surf craft and/or equipment used in an SLSA competition complies with and is operating, and otherwise, in accordance with the current specifications approved by SLSA.
(b) Penalties for surf craft and/or equipment not meeting SLSA/specifications may include removal of the craft and/or equipment from the competition, disqualification from the event, and/or other penalties deemed appropriate by SLSA.
( c) A competitor may protest the decision in the manner prescribed in Section 14.