NSSA - National Scholastic Surfing Association

This Web site is for anyone who is interested in the sport of surfing. We've organized the National Scholastic Surfing Association into categories on the top of the page so you can jump easily into areas of interest. Many areas of the site will be updated on a regular basis. So, make sure to visit us as often as you like.


Southeast Explorer Super Groms
# Surfer Points
1 DC Lewis 12000
2 Christopher Shea Edwards 4500
3 Hana Bakker 3000
Northeast Open Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Nicolas Gardella 5250
2 Jackson Jewell 2520
3 Seamus Carey 1680
4 Cruz Dinofa 1580
4 Miller Brennan 1580
Northeast Explorer Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Jackson Jewell 3470
2 Seamus Carey 3000
3 Nicolas Gardella 2800
4 Cruz Dinofa 2250
5 Cooper Jewell 1220
Southeast Explorer Women
# Surfer Points
1 Ava Drusch 7860
2 Amber Olsen 7760
3 Fiona Sargente 5360
4 Ellie Barimo 3000
5 Faith Patten 1680
Northeast Open Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Nicolas Gardella 4680
2 Cruz Dinofa 3000
3 Seamus Carey 2250
4 Stephen Zakroff 1680
Mid Atlantic Open Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Finn Viorel 12200
2 Evan Oblinger 8430
2 Cose Stoyanoff 8430
Gold Coast Super Seniors
# Surfer Points
1 Chris Keet 9510
2 Brett William Jordan 8040
3 Roger Matzke 7440
4 Gary Tachell 5600
5 Warren Kushner 5250
Southeast Explorer Super Girls (12 & under)
# Surfer Points
1 Daya Mccart 9180
2 Kylie Pulcini 6000
Hawaii Explorer Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Piper Sheehan 15000
Southwest Explorer Super Groms
# Surfer Points
1 Tanner Sandvig 10500
2 Bodhi Aguilar 9360
3 Kai Thompson 6100
4 Cruz Fry 5360
5 Finn McCarty 5190
Northeast Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Seamus Carey 3000
2 Jackson Jewell 2520
3 Miller Brennan 2250
4 Nicolas Gardella 1848
5 Cooper Jewell 1260
Southeast/North Open Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Ethan Harbinson 12000
2 Grady Love 11190
3 Athan John Robertson 8220
4 Simon Durham 6830
5 Vance Weyandt 3330
Northwest Open Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Keanna Miller 8250
2 Nohemi Kawasaki 5610
3 Ella Catalano-Dockins 4520
4 Leah Murphy 4180
5 Brody Chait 4020
Hawaii Open Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Diego Ferri 10770
2 Makana Franzmann 7410
3 Kai Martin 7260
4 Rafi Neri 6260
5 MaiKai Burdine 5760
Northeast - NSSA Airshow
# Surfer Points
1 Beau Chan 0
Southwest Explorer Duke
# Surfer Points
1 Gary Tachell 11250
2 Mario Archaga 9180
3 James Ferguson 6770
4 Dave Hansberry 1680
4 Rick Fignetti 1680
Hawaii Open Mini-Grom
# Surfer Points
1 Bruno Ferri 14250
2 Cruz Lemes 8700
3 Chesney Guinotte 8050
4 Ryder Prouty 6260
5 Seizo Sexton 3000
Southwest College Men
# Surfer Points
1 Elijah Fox 6150
2 Jacob Szekely 5400
3 Micah Crozier 4995
4 Alex Fry 4850
5 Noah Hohenester 4590
Southeast/North Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Cooper McGraw 6910
2 Noah Brownell 5450
3 Braeden Kopec 3600
4 Chaz Guernsey 3000
5 Ben Wingate 2450
Hawaii Open Women
# Surfer Points
1 Hokulani Topping 7580
2 Haylee Boverman 6360
3 Chrislyn Simpson-Kane 6000
3 Rumor Star Butts 6000
5 Stella Valdez 5250
Northeast Open Super Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Brynn Gallagher 3000
Gold Coast Explorer Women
# Surfer Points
1 Sydney Beckett 5145
2 Kayla Burke 4130
3 Olivia Lusby 3000
4 Jayna Malmsten 2840
5 Riley Malmsten 2250
Northwest Open Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Tanner Vodraska 9000
2 James Daniel 5610
3 Tahven Modisette 5190
4 Tyler Chiarappa 4020
5 Adam Bartlett 3740
Southeast/North Explorer Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Niyah Rosen 8760
2 Aubrey Rasmussen 7050
3 Carlie Eastwood 6950
4 Summer Love 6930
5 Lanea Mons 6120
Northeast Explorer Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Brynn Gallagher 1680
2 Marin Panico 1220
Southwest Explorer Super Seniors
# Surfer Points
1 Gavin Haughey 11250
2 Roger Matzke 9180
3 Dave Hansberry 5610
4 Jimmy Kopp 1680
5 Frank Chenault 200
Southwest College Team
# Surfer Points
1 Saddleback College A 11410
2 Point Loma Nazarine University A 9730
3 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo A 9690
4 UC Santa Cruz A 8380
5 CSU San Marcos A 7700
Southeast Open Mini-Grom
# Surfer Points
1 DC Lewis 11250
2 Christopher Shea Edwards 5250
3 Hana Bakker 2250
Hawaii Explorer Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Haylee Boverman 8250
2 Chrislyn Simpson-Kane 5250
3 Erin Brooks 4680
4 Stella Valdez 4580
5 Malia Lima 4260
Hawaii Explorer Womens Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Piper Sheehan 15000
Hawaii Open Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Bruno Ferri 9350
2 Ari Kakitsis 5760
3 Angel Jardine 4680
4 Keano Jardine 4580
5 Kahlil Pineres-Schooley 3930
Southeast Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 William Hedleston 6200
Hawaii Open Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Haylee Boverman 8250
2 Isla Sexton 4680
2 Sydney Doi 4680
2 Erin Brooks 4680
2 Chrislyn Simpson-Kane 4680
Gold Coast Explorer Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Vela Mattive 9180
2 Talia Swindal 8090
2 Jessie Engel 8090
4 Delaney Poulos 7620
5 Vanessa Clarke 6060
Southeast/North College Men
# Surfer Points
1 Brent Siegel 265
Southwest Open Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Bella Kenworthy 17430
2 Sawyer Lindblad 14250
3 Talia Swindal 9500
4 Marlee Lovell 8700
5 Syd Ott 8450
Southwest Open Mini-Grom
# Surfer Points
1 Finn McCarty 15200
2 Brody Buck 14880
3 Nash Rice 10280
4 Tanner Sandvig 10020
5 Nathan Weitz 8900
Hawaii Explorer Super Groms
# Surfer Points
1 Bruno Ferri 12470
2 Chesney Guinotte 8940
3 Cruz Lemes 6760
4 Ryder Prouty 5860
5 Kai Nelson 5250
Hawaii Explorer Super Girls (12 & under)
# Surfer Points
1 Chesney Guinotte 9930
2 Chrislyn Simpson-Kane 6000
3 Shia Boverman 4580
4 Coco Hakikawa 3470
5 Erin Brooks 3000
Northwest Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Adam Bartlett 8250
2 Koa Modisette 5510
3 Stryder Stelck 5440
4 Max St. Denis 5190
5 Cooper Shank 4100
Southeast Open Women
# Surfer Points
1 Ava Drusch 8610
2 Sarah Stotz 8050
3 Amber Olsen 6670
4 Ellie Barimo 3000
5 Faith Patten 2250
Mid Atlantic Explorer Womens Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Gabby Viorel 18000
Hawaii Explorer Women
# Surfer Points
1 Haylee Boverman 7680
2 Hokulani Topping 7260
3 Malia Lima 5250
3 Rumor Star Butts 5250
5 Chrislyn Simpson-Kane 4680
Northeast Open Womens
# Surfer Points
1 Brynn Gallagher 3000
2 Marin Panico 1220
Southeast Explorer Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Gavin Idone 6000
Northeast Open Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Brynn Gallagher 1680
2 Marin Panico 1220
Puerto Rico Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Paulo Muniz 1680
Southeast Open Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Teddy Wittemann 12000
2 Beckham Mccart 8430
3 Cash Watters 6420
4 Dylan OHallaron 1680
Northwest Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Jackson Kai Taylor 6510
2 Tahven Modisette 5940
3 Tyler Chiarappa 5760
4 Kierran Ware 5440
5 Tyler Chin 3620
Southwest Explorer Super Girls (12 & under)
# Surfer Points
1 Kaia Howard 10260
2 Kaydn Persidok 8010
3 Caiya McAlister 7740
4 Maddie Stanton 6300
Southwest Open Women
# Surfer Points
1 Bella Kenworthy 15180
2 Sawyer Lindblad 13260
3 Serena Nava 12260
4 Lilie Kulber 9530
5 Cascia Collings 7095
Northwest Open Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Adam Bartlett 8250
2 Koa Modisette 6510
3 Judah Mulder 5010
4 Max St. Denis 4540
5 Cooper Shank 3700
Northwest Open Women
# Surfer Points
1 Keanna Miller 8250
2 Emma Stone 6930
3 Zoe Chait 5610
4 Skye Davies 4100
4 Nohemi Kawasaki 4100
Southwest Explorer Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Liv Stokes 6000
1 Liv Stokes 6000
3 Kaden Davis 2350
4 Maile Gaarder-Feingold 584
Gold Coast Explorer Super Groms
# Surfer Points
1 Dominic Arce 8190
2 Maddox Keet 6670
3 Beckett Eason 5950
4 Santiago Greenberg 4680
5 Sawyer Abing 4620
Northwest Explorer Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Tahven Modisette 7680
2 Tyler Chin 5940
3 Mark Vincent 5090
4 Kierran Ware 2940
5 Jack Ambrose 2860
Gold Coast Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Aiden Albada 8520
2 Milo Ely-McGregor 8010
3 Josaia Peneueta 6770
4 Fynn Neth 5000
5 Henry Rothey 4680
Southwest Explorer Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Addison McPhillips 11250
2 Scout Mitchell 9750
Hawaii Explorer Boys
# Surfer Points
1 MaiKai Burdine 7680
2 Matteus Santos 6260
3 Luke Tema 5860
4 Jackson Dorian 5250
4 Rafi Neri 5250
Mid Atlantic Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Finn Viorel 10880
2 Evan Oblinger 9930
3 Cose Stoyanoff 7860
4 Will Deane 5650
5 Mack Landry 3160
Northwest Open Mini-Grom
# Surfer Points
1 Brody Price 6930
2 Dane Grochowski 6830
3 Hawk Modisette 6360
4 Marcel Vincent 2760
5 Taylor Mandell 2620
Northwest Open Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Zoe Chait 9000
2 Maya Saunders 6180
3 Madalyn Price 5410
4 Holly Hegna 4520
5 Summer Stelck 2520
Hawaii Open Super Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Chesney Guinotte 5840
2 Jessica Davis 3000
3 Lekili Mendonca 2250
4 Zoie Zietz 1680
4 Coco Hakikawa 1680
Mid Atlantic Explorer Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Jack Messer 12260
2 Charles Oblinger 10680
3 Owen Carter 9930
4 Evan Oblinger 7520
5 Will Deane 3910
Southeast Open Super Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Daya Mccart 9930
2 Kylie Pulcini 6000
Southeast/North Open Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Niyah Rosen 6730
2 Carlie Eastwood 6670
3 Aubrey Rasmussen 6480
4 Zoe Benedetto 6200
5 Savannah Love 5840
Mid Atlantic Open Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Mack Landry 15750
2 Gabby Viorel 11450
Southeast/North Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Ethan Harbinson 11250
2 Athan John Robertson 8610
3 Simon Durham 7260
4 Grady Love 6930
5 Crockett McGraw 4740
Southeast/North Explorer Super Groms
# Surfer Points
1 Grady Love 12930
2 Athan John Robertson 9460
3 Crockett McGraw 6850
4 Gus Hultgren 6830
5 Asher Eastwood 6240
Northeast Explorer Women
# Surfer Points
1 Brynn Gallagher 1680
2 Marin Panico 1220
Puerto Rico Open Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Aaron Gershkovich 2250
Southeast Explorer Womens Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Fiona Sargente 12000
Northwest Explorer Women
# Surfer Points
1 Keanna Miller 9000
2 Zoe Chait 6750
3 Madalyn Price 4540
4 Gianna Fuller 4100
5 Skye Davies 3940
Southeast/North Explorer Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Simon Durham 8250
2 Braeden Kopec 3600
3 Ty Jansen 3200
4 Shane Konrad 3000
5 Gunner Snead 2250
Southeast Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Teddy Wittemann 9930
2 Beckham Mccart 7760
3 Cash Watters 7090
4 Vance Weyandt 6000
5 Dylan OHallaron 1680
Southwest Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Ethan Asher Hollander 10130
2 Eeli Timperi 8510
3 Reef Persidok 6350
4 Jake Lee 5950
5 Kian Ashara 5280
Hawaii Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Diego Ferri 9900
2 Makana Franzmann 7440
3 MaiKai Burdine 6260
4 Robert Grilho 5250
5 Dylan Franzmann 3000
Puerto Rico Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Giancarlo Mendez 1680
2 Alexander Gonzalez 1580
3 Aaron Gershkovich 1260
Southeast/North Explorer Women
# Surfer Points
1 Summer Love 8250
2 Margaret Grace Knoechel 7540
3 Niyah Rosen 6930
4 Maddie Franz 4230
4 Maddie Franz 4230
Hawaii Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Bruno Ferri 9220
2 Ari Kakitsis 6470
3 Angel Jardine 5250
4 Keano Jardine 4260
5 Kaiano Costa 3000
Mid Atlantic Open Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Owen Wrenn 12000
2 Max Egerton 9000
Hawaii Open Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Diego Ferri 12200
2 Kai Martin 7580
3 MaiKai Burdine 7400
4 Makana Franzmann 6150
5 Shion Crawford 6000
Southeast/North Explorer Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Eric Worley 16580
2 Noah Brownell 3990
3 Evan Tyson 2250
3 Mason Burk 2250
5 Ben Wingate 1980
Northeast Explorer Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Stephen Zakroff 3000
2 Nicolas Gardella 2940
3 Cruz Dinofa 2250
4 Cooper Jewell 1260
5 Seamus Carey 1220
Northeast Open Mini Groms
# Surfer Points
1 Cruz Dinofa 3000
Southeast/North Open Women
# Surfer Points
1 Margaret Grace Knoechel 7320
2 Summer Love 6930
3 Ivy Bradley 6490
4 Niyah Rosen 5840
5 Zoe Benedetto 5450
Southeast Explorer Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Ben Smith 6200
Southeast Explorer Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Abbie Yates 12000
Southeast Open Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Ben Smith 6200
Southwest Explorer Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Lucas Owston 10680
2 Gavin Lusby 7940
3 Hudson Saunders 6770
4 Kai Williams 5860
5 Titus Santucci 4790
Southwest Open Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Dimitri Poulos 14450
2 Jabe Swierkocki 11760
3 Jojo Whelan 10830
4 Max Beach 8415
5 Tex Mitchell 7970
Southeast/North Open Super Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Savannah Love 8250
2 Lanea Mons 6790
3 Mya Sniadach 6100
4 Alana Lopez 5920
5 Carlie Eastwood 5390
Northeast Explorer Super Girls (12 & under)
# Surfer Points
1 Brynn Gallagher 3000
Southeast/North Explorer Seniors
# Surfer Points
1 Jason Motes 700
Southeast Open Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Abbie Yates 12000
Southeast/North Open Mini-Grom
# Surfer Points
1 Grady Love 10190
2 Gus Hultgren 9930
3 Athan John Robertson 9850
4 Crockett McGraw 6460
5 Asher Eastwood 6240
Northeast Open Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Cruz Dinofa 3000
2 Cooper Jewell 2250
3 Braeden Frame 0
Southeast/North Explorer Super Girls (12 & under)
# Surfer Points
1 Carlie Eastwood 8950
2 Lanea Mons 7740
3 Savannah Love 7680
4 Grace Podratz 6570
5 Mya Sniadach 6100
Gold Coast Explorer Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Pitas Higgins 8110
2 Jack Zoltan 8010
3 Jak Ziets 6000
4 Owen Neth 5670
5 David Gibson 4985
Hawaii Explorer Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Diego Ferri 12080
2 Makana Franzmann 7220
3 Robert Grilho 6000
4 Dylan Franzmann 3000
4 Eli Hanneman 3000
Hawaii Open Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Piper Sheehan 13260
2 Chrislyn Simpson-Kane 5250
3 Zolten Poulsen 1680
4 Diego Ferri 1580
Northwest Explorer Boys
# Surfer Points
1 James Daniel 7500
2 Jackson Kai Taylor 6930
3 Adam Bartlett 6360
4 Luca Dasilva 3600
4 Stryder Stelck 3600
Southwest Explorer Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Cade Haakenson 12000
2 Jake Marcy 9000
3 Clark Noble 3360
4 Henry Jeremias 1680
5 Frank Chenault 400
Southeast/North Explorer Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Rob Schweizer 7500
2 Maddie Franz 6300
3 Fitch McGraw 4420
4 Brooke Tribolet 4030
5 Easton Greene 3000
Mid Atlantic Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Owen Wrenn 12000
2 Owen Carter 10500
3 Charles Oblinger 9000
Northeast Explorer Menehuene
# Surfer Points
1 Cruz Dinofa 3000
2 Cooper Jewell 2250
Puerto Rico Open Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Mya Kuzmovich 3000
Southeast/North Open Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Rob Schweizer 6470
2 Maddie Franz 6300
3 Fitch McGraw 5060
4 Brooke Tribolet 4030
5 Finn Hillis 2820
Southeast Explorer Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Kepa Mendia 5250
Puerto Rico Open Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Paulo Muniz 1680
Southwest Open Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Lucas Owston 14505
2 Cole McCaffray 10730
3 Kyan Yang 10150
4 Brayden Burch 9770
5 David OKeefe 9419
Southeast Open Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Fiona Sargente 10500
2 Sarah Stotz 7860
3 Gavin Idone 6000
Northwest Explorer Super Groms
# Surfer Points
1 Brody Price 9000
2 Hawk Modisette 5680
3 Dane Grochowski 5610
4 Willard Arnold-Tripier 4100
5 Marcel Vincent 3160
Southwest Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 David OKeefe 9080
2 Taj Miller 7620
3 Cade Haakenson 5620
4 Noah Steinmetz 4880
5 Henry Jeremias 4440
Southeast/North Open Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Cooper McGraw 7960
2 Braeden Kopec 3600
3 Ty Jansen 3200
4 Evan Tyson 3000
5 Owen Lindsey 1860
Southeast/North Open Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Owen Lindsey 5060
2 Noah Brownell 4010
3 Ty Jansen 3200
3 Ben Wingate 3200
5 Chaz Guernsey 3000
Northwest Open Super Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Maya Saunders 9000
Southwest College Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Trevor Anderberg 9080
2 Ethan Mudge 5995
3 Trey Martinho 5395
4 Benjamin Goldstein 5100
5 Tim Wright 4640
Southeast/North Explorer Womens Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Maddie Franz 6200
2 Brooke Tribolet 5350
Northeast Explorer Super Groms
# Surfer Points
1 Cruz Dinofa 3000
Northwest Explorer Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Madalyn Price 7180
2 Maya Saunders 6750
3 Zoe Chait 6360
4 Holly Hegna 4520
5 Ava Burke 4100
Southwest Open Super Girls
# Surfer Points
1 Avery McDonald 16440
2 Mia McLeish 15260
3 Sawyer Dimick 12430
4 Vela Mattive 9580
5 Remy Todd 9425
Northwest Open Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Tahven Modisette 8250
2 Jackson Kai Taylor 5410
3 Tyler Chiarappa 4260
4 Henry Madsen 3360
5 Jack Henderson 3340
Southeast/North Explorer Masters
# Surfer Points
1 Eric Worley 18000
2 Jason Motes 700
Southeast Open Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 William Hedleston 6200
2 Kepa Mendia 4500
Mid Atlantic Explorer Longboard
# Surfer Points
1 Mack Landry 15000
2 Gabby Viorel 12200
Gold Coast Explorer Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Trevor Berry 11250
2 Hamilton Jacobs 8610
3 Samuel Moore 5380
4 Sebastian Bluhm 5280
5 Keegan Bengelsdorf 5200
Southwest Open Boys
# Surfer Points
1 Rex Hennings 15120
2 Chase Niemann 13280
3 Charlie Stevens 12390
4 Eeli Timperi 9720
5 Petey Romaniuk 8655
Mid Atlantic Open Juniors
# Surfer Points
1 Jack Messer 13010
2 Owen Carter 10500
3 Charles Oblinger 9930
4 Will Deane 4980
Southwest College Women
# Surfer Points
1 Zoe Bonik 9930
2 Tiare Thompson 8510
3 Malia Ward 6930
4 Maile Davis 4373
5 Sidney Johnson 4180
Mid Atlantic Explorer Mens
# Surfer Points
1 Max Egerton 11250
2 Owen Wrenn 9750
Southwest Explorer Women
# Surfer Points
1 Maegan Drever 10500
2 Olivia Lusby 6000
Gold Coast Explorer Super Girls (12 & under)
# Surfer Points
1 Vela Mattive 12000
2 Sage Malmsten 7290
3 Luella Pace 6750
4 Giselle Roden 6420

NSSA members celebrating birthdays this week:
#Surfer NameBirthday
1. Cate Stokes2/16/2020
2. Tiare Thompson2/16/2020
3. Chad Coons2/16/2020
4. Conan Gentil2/16/2020
5. Carlton Rogers2/16/2020
6. Noah Hudgins2/18/2020
7. Cole McCaffray2/18/2020
8. Avery Johnson 2/18/2020
9. Sean Dunick2/19/2020
10. David Watts2/20/2020
11. Roger Matzke2/20/2020
12. Dylan Goldberg2/20/2020
13. Jonah Susskind2/21/2020
14. Reef Persidok2/21/2020
15. Ellie Barimo2/21/2020
16. Ouma Arai2/21/2020
17. Quaid Fahrion2/22/2020
18. Dylan Williams2/22/2020

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.

To view the 2019 NSSA Championship Dates, click here.

Surfer of the Week - 2/17/2020

JOJO WHELAN

Age: 17
Hometown: Newport Mesa, California
School: Newport Harbor High School; 11th grade. Favorite subject: Math and Physics
Sponsors: Quiksilver, Darren Handley Designs (DHD), Caliente Southwest Grill, Citizen Water Co., Jack's Surfboards, and Tava Sunscreen.
Equipment: 6’1” DNA made by DHD
Claim to Fame: Southwest Open Season event 7 was held in firing conditions at HB Pier in about as picture perfect as southside’s infamous sandbars can get. Overhead, glassy righthand lines and bluebird conditions were on offer after the fog cleared and Jojo delivered an outstanding triumphant performance. Known as “Big Bird” (yes, name taken from the 8’2” Sesame Street character) to his family and friends, the 17-year-old got things going right off the bat, taking first in his round one heat and never let his foot off the gas. He won every heat leading up to the final and then prevailed stomping his first win of the season. “I got an 8.33 at the start of the heat and then patiently waited 10 minutes for a backup score” Jojo said. “After that, I decided to stay busy and build up to a solid back up because it was so inconsistent in the middle of the heat.” Jojo is in a comfort zone on southside growing up down the street in Newport and he used that knowledge and skill of HB’s notoriously tricky and changing conditions in the final. He also works with local Brett Simpson who has a ton to offer especially when it comes to heat strategy, positioning and insider tips for competing on surfing’s biggest stage. In 2018/19, Jojo had a breakthrough season looking like he was well on his way to a becoming a championship contender, but he suffered a major setback with a substantial injury at the West Coast Regionals. He broke his fibula in a freak accident in his heat sidelining him for the Nationals and wiping out any hopes of winning a 15U Open Juniors title. “Watching the championships was hard because that season had been one of my best yet,” he said. “But it was still fun watching everyone compete.” Refusing to indulge in self-pity, Jojo focused on the positives and used his injury as a catalyst for bigger and better things. Benefitting from the adversity rather than shrinking from it, he worked tirelessly rehabbing the leg all summer to make it back in time for the start of the 19/20 season. “The injury definitely made me mentally stronger. Staying out of the water for that long was one of the hardest things I’ve done in my life. It had a way of making me more motivated than ever to succeed no matter what new challenges come my way.” As if the injury never happened, Jojo approached the new season with determination and his surfing is clearly at a higher level as noted by his number 3 ranking in the Open Mens division. He is the second surfer from Newport to earn Surfer of the Week honors joining fellow Newport Harbor surfer David O’Keefe who won the award in December. “Newport Beach is a tight surf community, Jojo said. “We know everyone, and we all look out for each other in and out of the water!” Favorite thing about HB Pier: How rippable the wave is. It’s a high-performance wave and it’s the location of the US Open. Age you started surfing: I started surfing when I was about 5 years old with my Dad. We would go down to the beach every weekend and surf all morning. Local spot: Newport 56th Street. Surf crew: Taj Miller, David Okeefe, Aaron Clark, Hadyn Norwood, Zeke Choi and Zander Adehlson. Favorite surfers: Ethan Ewing, Dane Reynolds, and John John Florence. Both Ethan and John John have the best styles in the world and are all around super fun to watch. Dane is one of the best free surfers in the world and goes all in on each maneuver he does. Favorite surfers from Newport: Dave Post and Josh Hoyer. Both of those guys were super progressive in their era and still rip super hard to this day. Fantasy Superpower: To be as smart as Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty. Then I could do whatever I want. Hobbies: I like to play guitar every so often. Dream wave: A right version of Teahupoo. If you could surf like anybody in the world who would it be? I would want to surf like Ethan Ewing because he has one of the best styles and his rail surfing is impeccable. Favorite thing about surfing in the NSSA contests? You get to surf and hang out with all of your friends. Who has pushed your surfing the most? My Dad because he pushes me to be the best version of myself I can be and he teaches me that hard work and dedication will always lead to success. Goals for the season: Make World Juniors, win 3 NSSA’s or Primes and catch the biggest wave of my life. Thank yous: Big thank yous to my whole family for supporting me as well as Chad Wells, Brian Wallin, Laine Vaught, Heather Flanagan, every one of my sponsors and all of my friends for continuing to support me.
 
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