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.



Due to the large oil spill on Southern California beaches, and the health and safety of our competitors at the forefront, the 2021 National Championship dates have been moved to November 16-23 on the Southside of Huntington Beach Pier. The beaches from Bolsa Chica to Dana Point remain closed at this time. We thank the cleanup crews and response teams for their hardworking efforts to limit environmental damage and marine life devastation created by this tragic oil spill. We thank the membership, parents and staff for their patience and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

Special thanks to the City of Huntington Beach for working with us in providing a top-notch National Championships on surfing's grandest stage on Southside of the Pier for the kids! Looking forward to an incredible Nationals event!