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NSSA - West Coast Conferences entries now available online and New QUALIFICATION Rules
NSSA - National Scholastic Surfing Association

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.


West Coast Conferences entries now available online and New QUALIFICATION Rules

2018-19 NEW RULES ENTRY/PARTICIPATION

ALL COMPETITORS:

Requirements to qualify for the West Coast Championships:

Southwest Open: 8 of 10 events (must physically participate in 5 events and pay for/or participate in another conference for the remaining 3 events needed to qualify for minimum points for a total of 8 events)

Southwest Explorer: 6 of 6 events (must physically participate in 3 events and pay for/or participate in another conference for the remaining 3 events needed to qualify for minimum points for a total of 6 events)

Gold Coast Explorer:  8 of 8 events (must physically participate in 4 events and pay for/or participate in another conference for the remaining 4 events needed to qualify for minimum points for a total of 8 events)

Northwest Open:  4 of 4 events (must physically participate in 4 events -you can physically participate in one event out of conference in case of injury or illness with doctors note)

Northwest Explorer:  4 of 4 events (must physically participate in 4 events -you can physically participate in one event out of conference in case of injury or illness with doctors note)


PHYSICAL PARTICIPATION:

You are required to physically participate in 50% of the events for Southwest Open/Explorer and Gold Coast Explorer. 

For the Northwest Conference Open/Explorer you are required to physically participate in all 4 events

In the case of injury or illness, a doctors note must be presented.  After the physical participation qualification is satisfied, you may pay for remaining events/or surf in another conference in order to qualify for the Regional Championships. 

 

NATIONALS QUALIFICATION: 

You must physically participate in the Regional Championships in order to qualify for the Nationals (unless waived by the Executive Director for exceptions -see 2018-19 rule book).

 

CONFERENCE BOUNDARIES

SOUTHWEST OPEN: Oregon Border to the Mexican Border

SOUTHWEST EXPLORER: the Mexican Border to Los Angeles

GOLD COAST CONFERENCE: Los Angeles to Pismo Beach

NORTHWEST CONFERENCE: Pismo to the Oregon Border

 

Out of Conference Competitors:

Must declare conference you will be competing in before you enter the event.  Out of conference means: when you reside 500 miles out of the closest NSSA Conference Region. Please email [email protected] to declare.

 

2018-19 MEMBERSHIP AND CONTEST ENTRIES:

2018-19 NSSA MEMBERSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE:  http://www.nssa.org/membershippayment_2018_2019/index.asp

2018-19 WEST COAST CONTEST ENTRIES ARE NOW UP ONLINE: https://shop.nssa.org/


FOR ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL ME  [email protected]