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NSSA - NSSA HONORS RETURN OF THE NATIONALS HUNTINGTON BEACH WITH THE MAYOR'S CUP!
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.


NSSA HONORS RETURN OF THE NATIONALS HUNTINGTON BEACH WITH THE MAYOR'S CUP!

Rockin Fig, Sean McNulty, Pat Allen, Ron Smith, Mark McDandel, Ray Harris circa 1978

NSSA National Championships

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NSSA
Huntington Beach Pier, California
29 June - 3 July 2010

The NSSA Founders vision returns to it's roots at the Huntington Beach Pier

 In the National Scholastic Surfing Association's (NSSA) return to Huntington Beach and it's formative roots, the NSSA will inaugurate the 'Mayor's Cup' starting a new tradition in Surf City.

The perpetual trophy with be housed annually in the Huntington Beach City Council Chambers and the Mayor herself, Cathy Green will present the trophy on Saturday afternoon July 3rd of the  July of 4th of July weekend at the event site on the Southside of the Huntington Beach Pier at 4.00p.m.

With an exciting field of scholastically eligible surfers from around the nation competing starting Tuesday in “Surf City”, The “Mayor's Cup” will be presented to the Mens and Women's Champions of the 2010 NSSA Nationals presented by Nike 6.0.

Who will be the first have their names engraved on the cup? The NSSA has come a long way since 1978, when four educators and a bank vice-president got together to put competitive surfing in the US on a new course and formed the National Scholastic Surfing Association(NSSA).

Tom Gibbons, Laird Hayes, Rob Hill, John Rothrock and Chuck Allen had the vision of melding education and surfing and formed the organization and held a “Summer Championships” at the Southside of Huntington Beach and later in the year the first Nationals.

That first Nationals was won my Mark McDandel of South Carolina but also in that final was soon to be inducted Surfing Walk of Famer later this summer, Rick “Rockin' Fig” Fugnetti who is still to competing in the senior divisions some thirty plus years later.

You can catch all the action starting Tuesday if you can make to Huntington Beach or Thursday to Saturday on the “Live” web-cast at: nssalive.com