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NSSA - Qualification rules for the West Coast surfers to enter the NSSA Championships
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.


Qualification rules for the West Coast surfers to enter the NSSA Championships

Attention Surfers:

For some reason there is confusion on what it takes to qualify for the West Coast Championships and Nationals.  It is very important that everyone read the entry form before competing.  You must compete in the West Coast Championships to be invited to the National Championships.  All championships entry forms are available online now.

 

See below for qualifying rules for the West Coast Championships.  If you have any questions, please email me gclifford@nssa.org.

 

SOUTHWEST OPEN SEASON

You must do 8 of 10 events and your lowest 1 result will be dropped.

 

SOUTHWEST EXPLORER SEASON

You must do 8 of 10 events and your lowest 1 result will be dropped

 

SOUTHWEST EXPLORER SEASON (KNEEBOARD ONLY)

You must do 5 of 5 events

 

NORTHWEST OPEN SEASON

You must do 5 of 6 events and your lowest 1 result will be dropped

 

GOLD COAST EXPLORER SEASON

You must do 8 of 10 events and your lowest 1 result will be dropped

 

COLLEGE TEAM SEASON

Your team must have competed in the 2013 NSSA State Championships to qualify for the National Interscholastic Championships (the West Coast Championships do not apply to College Team Season.  At the Nationals College teams will surf Monday, June 17)


 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY INTO THE 2013 NSSA WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS:  MAY 8


 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY INTO THE 2013 NSSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:  JUNE 1