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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 OPEN SEASON FINALE AT HB PIER! RESULTS ARE IN!

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE

OPEN SEASON EVENT #10

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA-SOUTHSIDE OF THE PIER

MAY 5-6, 2012

CONDITIONS: A pumping southwest and northwest swell combo delivered great surfing conditions with shoulder to overhead peaks.

 

THE 2011-12 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN SEASON CHAMPIONS!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

**Taylor Clark took his fifth victory of the season with a powerful, progressive surfing performance on southside. Clark’s consistent and dominant surfing throughout the season secured him the 2011/12 Southwest Open Men’s conference crown…one of the most recognized and celebrated honors in the NSSA.

**Kulia Doherty dominates the Open Womens division winning her sixth event of the season while easily clinching the conference title.

**Griffin Colapinto put on a super impressive surfing display on southside nailing his third season victory in the Juniors and securing the conference title. Colapinto also earned his third runner up showing this season in the premier Open Mens division.

**John Mel put on a super heat in his Open Boys quarterfinal posting the highest combined total of the event (18.93) with two wave scores of 9.93 and a 9.00. Mel also claimed his fifth Open Boys victory of the season and handily secured the conference title.

**14-year-old female phenom Frankie Harrer who made a statement this season with her unmatched competitive record and accomplishments, placed runner-up in the Open Girls final but handily collects the conference title on the strength of her 8 season victories in the division. Harrer crushed the all-time season wins record posting 40 victories in the 2011-12 season.

**Tia Blanco broke the ice in the Open Girls collecting her first win of the season in the division in a hard fought final.

**Noah Hill claimed his second Open Mini Grom victory of the season. Nick Marshall who sat out the final event of the season, earned the conference title on the strength of five season victories.

**Tony Bartovich tore up his local break on southside scoring his fifth season win in the Longboard division and nailing his first NSSA conference title.

 

The NSSA Southwest Conference is proud to have support from Nike, Huntington Surf and Sport, Java Point, Surfing Magazine, Sex Wax, Channel Islands, Vitaminwater, Sugar Shack and Laguna College of Art + Design.

 

THE SCOREBOARD

RESULTS

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN SEASON EVENT #10

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA-SOUTHSIDE OF THE PIER

Conditions: A pumping southwest and northwest swell combo delivered great surfing conditions with shoulder to overhead peaks.


OPEN MENS

1. Taylor Clark-Encinitas 14.17

2. Hiroto Oohara-Chiba, Japan 12.83

3. Griffin Colapinto-San Clemente 10.17

4. Trevor Thornton-San Clemente 8.90

 

OPEN JUNIORS

1. Griffin Colapinto-San Clemente 17.50

2. Nic Hdez-Santa Cruz 10.93

3. Thelen Worrell-Malibu 8.20

4. Tyler Gunter-Newport Beach 5.97

 

OPEN BOYS

1. John Mel-Newport Beach 12.50

2. Cole Houshmand-San Clemente 8.77

3. Eithan Osborne-Ventura 8.50

4. Ryland Rubens-Pacific Beach 8.30

 

OPEN MINI GROMS

1. Noah Hill-Marina del Rey 9.90

2. Dagan Stagg-Carlsbad 8.66

3. Ethan Mudge-Capo Beach 6.66

4. Ryan Martin-San Clemente 4.13

 

OPEN WOMENS

1. Kulia Doherty-Rancho Santa Fe 8.93

2. Tia Blanco-San Clemente 8.27

3. Frankie Harrer-Malibu 7.16

4. Danny Dean-Rancho Santa Fe 4.47

 

OPEN GIRLS

1. Tia Blanco-San Clemente 11.66

2. Frankie Harrer-Malibu 8.17

3. Kylie Loveland-Carlsbad 2.77

4. Jada Galland-Rancho Santa Fe 1.07

 

OPEN LONGBOARD

1. Tony Bartovich-Huntington Beach 14.67

2. Lucas Foster-Carlsbad 6.17

3. Stephanie Schechter-San Diego 4.23

 

PERFORMERS OF THE EVENT

Taylor Clark, Griffin Colapinto, John Mel

 

2011-12 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN SEASON CHAMPIONS

TAYLOR CLARK – MENS

GRIFFIN COLAPINTO – JUNIORS

JOHN MEL – BOYS

NICK MARSHALL – MINI GROMS

KULIA DOHERTY – WOMENS

FRANKIE HARRER – GIRLS

TONY BARTOVICH - LONGBOARD