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NSSA - Southwest Schedule - Explorer
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.


Southwest Schedule - Explorer

2013/2014 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPLORER
SEASON SCHEDULE

#
R
Date
City
Location
1 A August 24 Pacific Beach Crystal Pier
2 A August 25

Pacific Beach

Crystal Pier
3 A September 7

Huntington Beach

Pier

4 A September 8

Huntington Beach

Pier

5 A October 5 Dana Point Salt Creek
6 A October 26 San Diego San Fernando Ct
7 A November 16 Cardiff by the Sea Seaside Reef
8 A February 8 Huntington Beach 9th St
9 A March 22 Oceanside  South Jetty
 10  A March 23 Oceanside  South Jetty

  

2014 WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

Date
City
Location
May 15-18 Huntington Beach Southside Pier

  

2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE
Event
Date
City
Location
National Interscholastic College, High School and Middle School Championships June 14-16 Dana Point Salt Creek 
National Airshow Championships June 26-July 3  Huntington Beach Pier
National Open and National Explorer
Championships.
June 26 -July 3 
Huntington Beach
Pier
National Awards
Ceremony
July 3
 Huntington Beach Pier

 The NSSA Southwest Conference services Southern California. The Southwest Conference regional office operates out of the NSSA National Office which is located in Huntington Beach. The conference conducts events from Santa Barbara to San Diego. The Southwest Conference is the largest membership conference in the NSSA. The Southwest Conference competition program is regarded by the surfing industry, surfing publications, etc., as the highest level of surfing competition in the western United States. Competitive membership in this conference is approximately 1000 members. Because of the level of competition and the high media exposure, competitors come from the entire state of California to compete in the Southwest Conference events. The Southwest Conference runs three separate competition formats each season. They are as follows:

  • Open Season is a ten event schedule running from September to June.
  • Explorer Season is a ten event schedule running from September to June.
  • College Team Season is a  four event schedule.