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NSSA - THE SOUTHEAST/NORTH CONFERENCE 2017-18 SEASON OPENER GOES OFF AT NEW SMYRNA BEACH!
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.


THE SOUTHEAST/NORTH CONFERENCE 2017-18 SEASON OPENER GOES OFF AT NEW SMYRNA BEACH!

NSSA SOUTHEAST/NORTH CONFERENCE

OPEN AND EXPLORER EVENT #1

NEW SMYRNA BEACH INLET

AUGUST 26, 2017

CONDITIONS: The Southeast/North Conference opened up the 2017/18 season with small but rippable surf.  

OPEN JUNIORS FINALISTS!

 By: Linda Johnston

It was a great contest to kick off the season. We saw several double winners for the day but Ava McGowan stole the show with 4 division wins in Open Girls, Open Super Girls, Explorer Girls and Explorer Super Girls. She dominated the scoreboard putting up very good to excellent wave scores in every one of her heats! Little man Ethan Harbinson came out of the gates strong taking the win in the Open Mini Grom and Explorer Super Grom divisions. Sterling Makish was on fire at the contest taking double wins in the Open Juniors and Open Boys. Logan Colucci went big taking double wins in the Explorer Boys and Menehuene finals. Newcomer Mason Burk was in amazing rhythm throughout the day putting on an impressive performance in his first NSSA event taking victories in 3 categories. Mason set the bar high walking away with first place trophies in the Open Mens, Explorer Mens and Explorer Juniors. Frank Gilday took home the win in the Super Seniors and Chris Brown clinched the first Seniors win of the season.  

It was a fun contest and we look forward to seeing everyone at event #2 back in New Smyrna Inlet on September 16th

OPEN DIVISIONS

OPEN MENS

1-Mason Burk
2-Matt Jones
4-Dylan Rodgers

OPEN JUNIORS

1-Sterling Makish
2-Ethan Harbinson
3-Gavin Colucci
4-Logan Colucci
5-Carl Burger

OPEN BOYS

1-Sterling Makish
2-Carl Burger

OPEN MINI GROMS

1-Ethan Harbinson
2-Emily Colucci
3-Ava Lavender
4-Kylie Pulcini

OPEN GIRLS

1-Ava McGowan
2-Sarah Abbott
3-Maddy Franz

OPEN SUPER GIRLS

1-Ava McGowan
2-Emily Colucci
3-Kylie Pulcini
4-Grace Brydges
5-Madison Lavender
6-Ava Lavender

OPEN MINI GROM FINALISTS!

EXPLORER DIVISIONS

EXPLORER MENS

1-Mason Burk
2-Matt Jones
4-Dylan Rodgers

EXPLORER JUNIORS

1-Mason Burk
2-Matt Jones
4-Dylan Rodgers

EXPLORER BOYS

1-Logan Colucci
2-Carl Burger
3-Gavin Colucci

EXPLORER MENEHUENE

1-Logan Colucci
2-Sterling Makish
3-Carl Burger
4-Gavin Colucci

EXPLORER SUPER GROMS

1-Ethan Harbinson
2-Gus Hultgren

EXPLORER GIRLS

1-Ava McGowan
2-Sarah Abbott
3-Maddy Franz
4-Grace Brydges

EXPLORER SUPER GIRLS

1-Ava McGowan
2-Emily Colucci
3-Grace Brydges
4-Kylie Pulcini
5-Madison Lavender
6-Ava Lavender

EXPLORER SENIORS

1-Chris Brown
2-Gary Allred
3-Frank Gilday
4-Jeff Frederick

EXPLORER SUPER SENIORS

1-Frank Gilday
2-Chris Brown
3-Gary Allred