Big Air is the most popular of the three disciplines available to compete in. It is the long jump for dogs. Dogs are given the option to use 40’ of the dock to run and jump into the pool. Each wave provides you with two scored jumps – the best is your score for the wave. The distance is judged where the base of the tail meets the water. In club competitions this is measured manually by two certified judges and in National competition this is measured electronically. At the end of the waves the teams are placed into the category jumped for that wave and are ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd with all teams receiving at least a qualifier or participant ribbon with a successful jump.
Here is a overview of “Big Air” rules and regulations, a full set can be found here: