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.


PLEASE READ - HOLD HARMLESS / COVID PROTOCOL FOR NW #1

NSSA NORTHWEST OPEN AND EXPLORER COMPETITORS AND THEIR PARENTS:

Due to covid protocols we will need you to not hang out at the event.  Please surf your heat and leave the area.  There are no spectators allowed.  In addition I will need one parent to sign the hold harmless form for the City of Santa Cruz.  It will be located in the marshall area so please come with your child to check in so you can sign it.  You only need to sign it once so if they have more than one heat you won't need to come with them to check in.

PLEASE WEAR A MASK when in the area of the NSSA site or checking in.  We want to make sure we can have future events in Santa Cruz so it is imperative that everyone follows the rules.  

Here is a copy of what you will be signing at the event:

HOLD HARMLESS FORM THIS MUST BE SIGNED AND TURNED IN BEFORE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING. THIS RELEASE LIMITS YOUR RIGHTS TO RECOVER DAMAGES IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT DURING ANY AND/OR ALL EVENTS

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the National Scholastic Surfing Association athletic sports program, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates and agrees that: 1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and, 2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, 3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and, 4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC SURFING ASSOCIATION, their officers, officials, agents, and/ or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event, The city of Santa Cruz, it’s officers, officials, employees, and agents  ("RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. I, the undersigned, understand that a Permit issued by the City of Santa Cruz, extends only to the staging area. The ocean is open for public use. I will observe safe practices and etiquette toward non-competitors.

PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE PARENT SIGN: This is to verify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releases, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releases from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in the programs as provided above, even if arising from their negligence.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!!