The 2013 NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS HEADS TO SALT CREEK JUNE 15-17
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | Written by Janice Aragon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2013 NSSA NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY HURLEY
SALT CREEK, DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS - JUNE 15-16
NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNE 16
NATIONAL COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNE 17
THE NSSA GEARS UP FOR THE 2013 NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SALT CREEK
(Huntington Beach, Ca – June 12, 2013) – This coming weekend, the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) will kick off its National Championships summer marathon with the 36th annual National Interscholastic Surfing Championships presented by Hurley. Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, California will again play host to the nation’s largest and highest profile interscholastic team surfing event. 2013 marks the thirteenth consecutive year that the National Interscholastics have been staged at Salt Creek, one the sport’s most picturesque and high performance surfing arenas.
A total of 43 teams and over 370 surfers will contend for National Championship titles in both team and individual categories which includes male, female and longboard divisions. Each team is composed of 9 surfers consisting of 6 males, 2 females and 1 longboarder. Rivalries are the best part about any team sport and we have plenty of them here.
For three short days in June of every year, the teams come in, play their best and the victors go home as National Champions for the year. In 2012 the champions were Mira Costa College, San Clemente High School (Varsity), Huntington Beach High School (Junior Varsity) and California Virtual Academy (Middle School). Which team will bring home a national championship in 2013?
Action will kick off Saturday, June 15th with the National High School Championships dominating the entire day of competition. The Middle School Championships will hit the lineup on Sunday, June 16th along with continued preliminary rounds of the National High School Championships. The High School and Middle School finals and the National Awards Ceremony for High School and Middle School surfing will be held on June 16th.
On Sunday, June 17th action will turn to the College Nationals where the best collegiate surfers in the nation will showcase a power packed day of competition. All College finals will conclude on Sunday and wrap the day up with the National Interscholastic Championships with the National College Awards.
2013 TEAM LINEUPS
COLLEGE: Schools competing in the National College Championships are: UC San Diego, San Diego State-Black, San Diego State-Red, Mira Costa-Red, Mira Costa-White UC Santa Barbara-Gold, Saddleback, Cal State San Marcos, UCLA, USD, USC, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Central Florida, Flagler and the University of North Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY: Schools competing in the National High School (Varsity) Championships are: San Clemente, Huntington Beach, Edison, Mira Costa, Newport Harbor, Dana Hills, Marina, Melbourne (Florida), Ocean City (New Jersey), Manasquan (New Jersey), Saint Augustine Preparatory (New Jersey), Morristown Beard (New Jersey), and Kamehameha (Hawaii).
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY: Schools competing in the National High School (Junior Varsity) Championships are: Huntington Beach, San Dieguito, Newport Harbor, Marina.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Schools competing in the National Middle School Championships are: Shorecliffs-A, Shorecliffs-B, Dwyer, Aviara Oaks, Marco Forster, Sowers-A, Sowers-B, Bernice Ayer and Manhattan Beach.
NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC AWARDS PRESENTATION
The National High School and Middle School Championship awards presentation will be held at the championship podium at Salt Creek on June 16th immediately following the last final of the competition at approximately 5:45 pm. The National College Championships awards presentation will be held at the championship podium at Salt Creek on June 17th immediately following the last final of the competition at approximately. Opening up the awards ceremony will be the presentation of the third annual Chuck Allen Memorial Trophy to the outstanding college surfer of the 2013 National College Championships. The 2013 NSSA Captains of the Year Kokoro Tomatsuri and Shaun Burrell from UC San Diego will be recognized followed by the presentation of the finalists and winners of the championships.
A few interesting facts about the NSSA National Interscholastic Championships:
*UC Santa Barbara holds the record for most wins in the National College Championships with 13 national titles.
*UC San Diego is second overall for most wins in the National College Championships with 6 national titles.
*Mira Costa College has a two event win streak, taking the National Collegiate title in 2011 and 2012.
*An east coast team has yet to win a National title. The University of North Carolina Wilmington came the closest in 2009 with a runner-up finish to Cal State San Marcos.
*Huntington Beach High School holds the record for most wins in the National High School Championships and overall National Interscholastic Championship victories with 17 national titles. Their last victory was in 1998.
*San Clemente High School is second overall for most national titles in the National High School Championships with 11.
*San Clemente is currently holding down a three year win streak taking the National title in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
*In the Junior Varsity Championships, Huntington Beach High School is holding down a two-year win streak at the Nationals.
*Shorecliffs Middle School holds the record for most wins in the National Middle School Championships with 9 national titles.
*San Diego State enters the 2013 National College Championships ranked first after their victory at the 2013 State Championships.
*San Clemente enters the 2013 National High School Championships ranked first after their victory at the 2013 State Championships.
*Huntington Beach enters the 2013 National High School Championships ranked first in the Junior Varsity category after their victory at the 2013 State Championships and 2012 National Championships.
*Shorecliffs enters the 2013 National Middle School Championships ranked first after their victory at the 2013 State Championships
*Mira Costa College took their fourth career National title at the 2012 National College Championships.
*Dayton Silva will return to compete for his second straight National College Men’s title. In 2012 he competed on the Mira Costa team. He transferred to San Diego State this season and will be competing for the Aztecs. Silva was the recipient of the annual Chuck Allen Trophy awarded for outstanding competitive excellence at the National College Championships.
*San Clemente High School’s Trevor Thornton will return to compete for his second straight National High School Men’s title.
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The 2013 NSSA National Championships is proud to have support from Hurley, Huntington Surf and Sport, Java Point, Surfing Magazine, Sex Wax, Scosche, Grom Social, Hi-Chew, Dana Point Beaches and Harbors and the City of Huntington Beach.
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The NSSA National Interscholastic Championships is the sixth of seven events in the 2013 NSSA Championship Series. The 2013 Championship Series events include the State Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, the Hawaii Regional Championships at Kewalo Basin, Oahu, HI March, 2013; the East Coast Regional Championships at New Smyrna Beach Inlet, FL April 4-7; the NSSA Jr. Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA April 2013; the West Coast Regional Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA May 16-19; the NSSA National Interscholastic Championships at Salt Creek June 15-17 and Huntington Beach Pier, CA June 26-July 3.
A COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE 2013 NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS IS AVAILABLE ONLINE ON THE NSSA WEBSITE WWW.NSSA.ORG