(a) The Referee shall determine the location of the competition area and define the boundaries by the placement of buoys. Where two or more areas are run concurrently it is desirable to separate them by a buffer zone.
(b) All competitors shall be informed about the course layout prior to the commencement of the competition.
(c) Once the competition area has been established and the competition commenced, no competitor or other club member shall warm up or free surf within that area.