About the NSSA
The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. The NSSA strives to provide a fun surfing experience for all of its members.
The NSSA is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.
The NSSA is the foremost amateur competitive surfing organization in the United States. The NSSA is divided into nine conferences - Southwest , Gold Coast, Northwest and NSSA JR in California, Hawaii, Northeast, Southeast/North, Southeast the Florida Gulf in Florida and the Puerto Rico Conference. With a special emphasis on student/surfers, the NSSA membership is open to anyone who wants to surf competitively as an amateur.
An annual membership in the National Scholastic Surfing Association permits members to compete in Regional Conference contests from August through June. In addition to competing in the NSSA's well organized and structured events, NSSA membership offers a variety of other benefits. Remember: You cannot register in any of the scheduled events unless your NSSA membership is completed.
**All NSSAmembers of the North East Conference, Southeast Conference, Mid Atlantic Conference or SE/North Conferences can compete on the Puerto Rico Conference and all Puerto Rico Conference Members can compete on any Eastern Conferences events (NE, Southeast, Mid Atlantic or SE/North Conferences).
All, members can fine tune their competitive skills with the best amateur surfers in the United States. Student surfers who are scholastic achievers can also gain recognition and awards as NSSA members. In addition, student/surfers are afforded an opportunity for scholarship funds for post-high school education or training.
Competing in NSSA Conference contests allows members to qualify for an invitation to the Eastern (East Coast & Puerto Rico Conference members only), Hawaiian (Hawaii members only), Western (West Coast members only) and National Championships. Ranking points will also apply to the National Surfing Qualifying Series to earn the priviledge of become part of the Puerto Rico Olympic Pre- selection athlete to earn a spot in the Puerto Rico Olimpic Surfing team for the Pan-American Games 2019 in Peru.
After registering your membership with the NSSA an email will be sent to let you register into each events of the series. Ussually takes 12 to 24hrs to update the system; If you do not received an email in 24 hr, please contact email@example.com
When doing multiple registrations please follow these instructions:
For American amateur hopefuls there's no better place to perform than the USA Surfing Championships held at Lower Trestles each year. The cobblestone point is lined with scouts, agents, marketing directors, current and former CT stars and of course coaches...lots of coaches. They're all there for good reason, because on this side of the Pacific, it's the best place to get a glimpse of what the future of pro surfing looks like. See for yourself.
How to compete?
With more and more surfers wanting to participate in National Scholastic Surfing Association events, the NSSA continues to broaden it's program for the needs of competitive surfing.
Currently the NSSA operates nationally with eight regional conferences running contests throughout the year. The NSSA National competition season for all regional conferences runs from September through June ending with the NSSA National Championships held each June in California. Annually, the NSSA conducts over 80 surfing events nationwide which is organized into competition seasons in each of it's eight regional conferences. The competition seasons are as follows:
NSSA Open Season. The highest level of competition. Open to students only. Open Season age divisions are as follows: Mens (16&up), Juniors (13-15), Boys (12&under), Mini Groms (10&under), Womens (all ages), Longboard (all ages).
NSSA Explorer Season. An all around level of competition which provides advanced, intermediate, beginner as well as recreational and non student divisions. Explorer Season age divisions are as follows: Mens (all ages), Juniors (15-17), Boys (13-14), Menehuene (12&under), Masters (25-34), Seniors (35-44), Super Seniors (45&up), Duke (55&up), Womens (all ages), and Longboard (all ages).
NSSA Middle School, High School and College Team Seasons. Organized team events for Middle School, High School and College teams.
NSSA JR Program. A novice competitive surfing program. The NSSA JR Program's purpose is to teach and improve competitive surfing skills to student surfers grades 6-11 and to prepare it's members for competition in the NSSA Open and Explorer program.
For more information, please read the NSSA RULEBOOK