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 - Official Heat Times

UPDATED at 9:30am,  July 1, 2020 --Please check back often for updated info


Due to the spiking numbers of COVID cases in the State of California and the State of Florida and the restrictions set forth by the local governments and beach precincts, the 2020 East Coast Regional Championships and West Coast Regional Championships are on hold.  We are still waiting for direction regarding the scheduled 2020 National Championship dates of August 1-8 but postponement could happen to late summer, fall. Stay tuned for updates regarding the 2020 NSSA Championship events.  We have every intention of running ALL 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS once approval has been given by the authorities.  While we are 100% dedicated to operating our events, we are also committed to the safety of our surfers.  Thank you for your continued cooperation.