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NSSA - Uppers event this weekend...watch out for nesting birds!
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.


Uppers event this weekend...watch out for nesting birds!

COMPETITORS WHO ARE SURFING THE SOUTHWEST OPEN SEASON #10:

 

We are having the final OPEN Season event at Uppers this weekend.  The State Park has asked that the competitors and their families try to stay on the pathway to the contest site.  Just as you come out of the Uppers’ trestle, there are nesting birds right on the sand.  The birds are the snowy plover and least tern.  Both are endangered birds and on the federal endangered species list (meaning they are protected).  The least  tern is a small bird and has already been seen nesting at Uppers and the snowy plover (also a very small bird that nests right on the beach).

Please be careful as to not disturb these protected birds and their nests.  Anyone caught messing with them or their nests will not be allowed to surf the event.  PLEASE take extra precautions to avoid any interaction with those birds. 

 

In addition, I am looking for parents who can volunteer to be present near the Trestle, making sure the competitors and their families try to stay on the same pathway to the contest site.  Please email me if you are available to help out. 

THANK YOU!!

  

Leased Tern

 

Snowy Plover