NSSA - National Scholastic Surfing Association
NSSA - National Scholastic Surfing Association

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NSSA members celebrating birthdays this week:
#Surfer NameBirthday
1. Max Peters7/20/2024

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.

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Surfer of the Week - 7/15/2024

MAKAI CASTLE

Contest / Result:

1ST PLACE OPEN JUNIORS  (U16)

1ST PLACE EXPLORER BOYS (14U)

2024 WEST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE TWO VICTORIES MAKE FOUR CAREER REGIONAL TITLES FOR MAKAI. THIS IS THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT MAKAI HAS WON DOUBLE TITLES!

Age

14

Hometown (City, State):

Huntington Beach, California

School and grade:

Cabrillo Point Academy: 8th grade.

Favorite subject:

English.

Sponsors:

Quiksilver, Huntington Surf and Sport, Prolite, Sessions West Coast Deli, Futures, Bubblegum Wax, Carver Skateboards and Timmy Patterson Surfboards.

Equipment:

5'7" TPatterson Pato Model.

Coach / Trainer:

Christian Saenz.

Age you started surfing:

I started surfing at age 4. My dad pushed me into little waves at River Jetties.

Local surfing spot:

Huntington Beach Pier.

Local heroes::

Brett Simpson, Kanoa Igarashi and Jeff Deffenbaugh.

Surf crew:

My brother Finn, Jesse Ramone, Wyatt, Gavo, the Meza girls and the Kaina family

Favorite pro surfers::

Griffin Colapinto, Andy Irons and Italo Ferreira.

Hobbies other than surfing:

Video editing and photography.

If you could surf like anyone in the world, who would it be:

I love watching Andy Irons surf. My goal is to do raw, powerful turns like him.

Who has pushed your surfing the most:

The local surf crew and my brother Finn.

Fantasy superpower:

To read people's minds.

Dream wave:

Barra de la Cruz but barreling all the way down the point.

Something people don't know about you:

Two years ago when I was in the U14 Open Boys, I lost every single first round heat for seven contests in a row. I kept making bad heat strategy mistakes that year. So I learned from my mistakes, worked hard on my surfing and the next year I won Nationals in the U14 Open Boys!

Your favorite thing about competing in NSSA contests:

My favorite thing is getting to surf against kids who push me to become better at competing and surfing.

Contest playlist:

Punk Rock.

Goals for this season:

I  want to win the U16 Open Juniors at the Nationals.

Special people you would like to thank:

I want to thank my parents of course! Also Coach Christian and all of my sponsors.

 
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