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OPEN & EXPLORER SEASON 2021 - 2022

PLEASE READ THE CONTEST RULES

With more and more surfers wanting to participate in National Scholastic Surfing Association events, the NSSA continues to broaden it's program for the needs of competitive surfing.

Currently the NSSA operates nationally with eight regional conferences running contests throughout the year. The NSSA National competition season for all regional conferences runs from September through June ending with the NSSA National Championships held each June in California. Annually, the NSSA conducts over 80 surfing events nationwide which is organized into competition seasons in each of it's eight regional conferences. 

The competition seasons for the NSSA Puerto Rico are as follows:

NSSA Open Season. The highest level of competition. Open to students only. Open Season age divisions are as follows: Mens (21U), Juniors (U15), Boys (U14), Mini Groms (U12), Womens (21U), Longboard (21U).

NSSA Explorer Season. An all around level of competition which provides advanced, intermediate, beginner as well as recreational and non student divisions. Explorer Season age divisions are as follows: Mens (21U), Juniors (U16), Boys (U14), Menehuene (U12), Longboard (21U) and SUP Surf (21U)

NSSA Middle School, High School and College Team Seasons. Organized team events for Middle School, High School and College teams.

NSSA Junior Program. A novice competitive surfing program. The NSSA JR Program's purpose is to teach and improve competitive surfing skills to student surfers grades 6-11 and to prepare it's members for competition in the NSSA Open and Explorer program.


Q&A:

  • What is the difference between OPEN SEASON and EXPLORER SEASON?
Open Season is the most elite and prestigious division of the NSSA. The competitive format  uses 4 man 20 minute heats and 25 minute finals. (all heat time formats may be altered subject to the time available for the completion of event). Explorer Season is secondary to the Open Season in prestige and the competitive formats are more flexible as such. The Explorer Season divisions can use 6 man 15 minute format and 20 minute finals. Or Conference Director can choose to run 4 man 15 minute or 20 minute formats if time is available. (all heat time formats may be altered subject to the time available for the completion of the event).
  • How many categories can I register on each event?
You can register on as many categories as you like as long as you comply within the age limitations for each one. 

AGES AS OF THE BIRTHDATE 1/1/21 FOR THE 2021-22 SEASON; ALL COMPETITORS CAN COMPETE UP INTO UPPER AGE BRACKET DIVISIONS.

Formats are SINGLE ELIMINATION.

  • Is my NSSA Puerto Rico Conference Membership transferable to other Conferences?
Yes,  you can compete in other Conferences on the East Coast and viceversa. 



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