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.





Weighted GPA’s considered. The Surfer/Scholar list is based off of the term GPA for the 2022/23 school year of a 3.5 or above. It is not based on cumulative GPA's. GPA's between 3.5 and 4.0 were rounded off to the nearest tenth.

*Full NSSA membership and regular season participation required for recognition.

*Report cards turned in without legible GPA notation or do not use letter grades may not be recognized without official letter from the school or authorized GPA by the educational organization on the grade report.

*If you deserve to be on this list and do not see your name, please email your most recent grade report with legible GPA authorized from the school to jaragon@nssa.org and we will get you on!


4.83 GPA

Kirra Stacy – San Clemente High School

4.40 GPA

Charlie Denham – St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

4.31 GPA

Lanea Mons – Florida Virtual Middle School

4.25 GPA

Laird Lavik – San Clemente High School/California Preparatory Academy

4.20 GPA

Hana Johnson – Penn Foster High School

Titus Santucci – San Dieguito Academy

 4.14 GPA

Corbin Akers – Spruce Creek High School

4.10 GPA

Puaiohi DeFries – Kapalama High School

Sunny Kazama – ‘Iolani School

Hudson Saunders – California Connections Academy

4.08 GPA

Lukas McMahon – San Dieguito Academy

4.03 GPA

Zoe Chait – Half Moon Bay High School

4.0 GPA

Sawyer Abing – Oak Middle School

Natalie Alderton – Pepperdine University

Aiden Albada – Santa Barbara Junior High School

Bodhi Aguilar – Cabrillo Point Academy

Carson Alvarez – University of North Florida

Remy Armstrong – Saddleback

Hana Bakker – San Clemente High School/California Preparatory Academy

Madison Bennett – Florida Virtual School

Summer Bistyga – Verde K-8

Gavin Bren – Bridgeway Academy

Quinn Brizgys – Springer Elementary School

Makena Burke – UCSD

Makai Castle – Cabrillo Point Academy

Camille Cortazzo – Mission Hill Middle School

Jill Collins – Brigham Young University

Robbie Crist – Westcliff University

Audrey Denos – San Clemente High School

Cole Dilling – South Carolina Connections Academy

Victoria Duprat – Oak Crest Middle School

Ava Earle – Florida Virtual School

Milo Faure – Oak Park Independent School

Cory Gann – University of Florida

Marlynn Glaub – Florida Virtual Middle School

Sawyer Glynn – Sacred Heart Catholic School

Isabella Goodwin – Broward Virtual School

Chaz Guernsey – University of North Florida

Isla Hardy – Twin Lakes Christian School

Auburn Hilley – Florida Virtual Middle School

Veronica Hughes – San Dieguito Academy

Trevor Jeffrey – Elite Academic Academy

Alana Johnson – Kalani High School

Cash Jonesz Schillmoeller – Cabrillo Point Academy

Loyal Kenworthy – Worthy Academy of Athletes

Peeta Kenworthy – Worthy Academy of Athletes

Waylon Kenworthy – Worthy Academy of Athletes

Braeden Kopec – Florida Virtual School

Kai Kushner – Fusion Global Academy

Jackson Lane – Lane Homeschool

Kydon Larrabee – Florida Unschoolers

Wynter Larrabee – Florida Unschoolers

Noah Lavik – Heart Christian Academy

Samaira Lizzi –

Ethan Lowe – University of North Florida

Dane Matson – San Clemente High School

Finn McCarty – Shorecliffs Middle School

Evelyn McDevitt – Seashore Middle Academy

Kai McPhillips – Saddleback College

Ko Minks – A.C.E. Home

Kor Minks – A.C.E. Home

Merrik Mochkatel – Kanu o ka `Āina School

Mia Moore – Ocean View Academy

Charles Moren – K12 Online School

Cash Nipper – Florida Virtual School

Everett Nipper – Florida Virtual School

Raiki Nishida – Saddleback College

Kingston Panebianco – Kalama Intermediate School

Zoe Panettierre – Pacific Coast Academy

Ryan Pierson – UCSD

Zolten Poulsen – Maui Preparatory Academy

Christian Schenk – UCSD

Mason Sehorn – New Brighton Middle School

Seizo Sexton – Punahou School

Maddie Storrer – Ocean Grove Charter School

Olivia Storrer – Ocean Grove Charter School

Sarah Stotz – University of North Florida

Ruby Stringfellow – Power Homeschool

Lucas Taub – Westcliff University

Chelsey Taylor – Westcliff University

Luke Tema – Penn Foster High School

Kai Thompson – Cabrillo Point Academy

Matteo Wander -

Trent Webster – UCSD

Zoe Zietz – Acellus

Joe Zucchero – Woodrow Wilson High School

3.9 GPA

Karina Curtis – Homeschool Academy

Will Duncan – Cal State San Marcos

Sofia Freyre – Westcliff University

Eden Lange – University of North Florida      

Grant Parsons – California Connections Academy

Mike Parsons – Cal State San Marcos

Tanner Sandvig – Shorecliffs Middle School

Isabella Scott – The Howard School

Noah Steinmetz - UCLA

Basanti Valerio - UCLA

3.8 GPA

Gerrit Bakker – Shorecliffs Middle School

Zander Bell -

Theo Burtis – Pepperdine University

Matan Cohen – San Clemente High School

Jordy Collins – Westcliff University

Kendall Dimmick – Theodore Roosevelt Elementary

Brayden Gratzer – Pepperdine University

Brett Gregorious – Mariners Christian School

Tommy Granger – San Dieguito Academy

Ira Hannemann – Acellus

Kirra Huntress – St. Abrahams Classical Christian Academy

Liam Knight – San Joaquin High School

Gavin Lusby – Cabrillo Point Academy

Malakai McCall – McCalls Homeschool

Addison McPhillips – San Clemente High School

Jackson Meskis – Oak Park Independent School

Jonas Meskis – Oak Park Independent School

Reef Persidok – San Dieguito Academy

Kahlil Pineres-Schooley – Seabury Hall

Oliver Rowe – Oak Crest Middle School

Kieran Spring – Brevard Virtual School

Rentaro Sunyea – Ichinomiya Junior High School

Bailey Turner – Imagine Edgenuity Online

Jay Weyer – Cornerstone Classical Academy

3.7 GPA

Noah Brown – UCSD

Chase Burnes – Kekaulike High Sc hool

Nate Caplinger – Saddleback

Hila Cohen – San Clemente High School

Kalohe Danbara - UCSD

Matthew Hahn – Cal State San Marcos

Lilie Kulber - UCLA

Ho’onani Lambeth – Kona Lei Christian Academy

Keali’i Lambeth – Kona Lei Christian Academy

Luciano Locatelli – Pacific Beach Elementary School

Kavella Morrison – Sowers Middle School

Kaikora Nauenberg – Santa Cruz City Schools

Kaydn Persidok -

Aidan Sautner - UCLA

Isla Sexton – Punahou

Angela Strong – Cal State San Marcos

Eeli Timperi – San Dieguito Union High School Online Learning

3.6 GPA

Bryse Celaya – San Clemente High School

Tony Dakwar – Saddleback College

Bella Eberz – Kalani High School

Sierra Downer – San Clemente High School

Kielan Jardini – Kahuku High School

Dane Libby – San Dieguito Academy

Jett Maughan – Oak Crest Middle School

Matt McKinney – University of Florida

Wilson Sandidge – Cal State San Marcos

Nolan Senn – Penn Foster High School

Christopher Sottile – Pepperdine University

Taylor Stacy – Saddleback College

Madyson Stone – Trivium Charter School

Leah Turner – Fusion Global Academy

3.5 GPA

Melissa Auchard – Pepperdine University

Madison Cambier - Homeschool

Ali Chancery – University of Central Florida

Tama Hannemann - Acellus

Pohaku Lambeth – Kona Lei Christian Academy

Tim Linas – San Diego State University

Morgan Moore – Ocean View Academy

Kenny Nishimoto – Penn Foster

Dylan Piper – University of Central Florida

Alex Richey – University of Florida

Athan Robertson – Florida Virtual Middle School

Carson Shafer – University of Florida

Maddie Stanton – Coastal Academy Charter

Lauren Stofsky – University of Central Florida

Jake Vandenberg – Pepperdine University

Zion Walla – Cabrillo Point Academy

Jae Wood – Kapaa High School

Cameron Youngsma – Huntington Beach High School

Oliver Zietz – Calvert Homeschool