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 (25U), Juniors (15U), Boys (U14), Mini Groms (U12), Womens (25U), Longboard (25U).
NSSA Middle School, High School and College Team Seasons. Organized team events for Middle School, High School and College teams.
NSSA Development Program. A novice competitive surfing program. The NSSA JR Program's purpose is to teach and improve competitive surfing skills to student surfers grades 6-12 and college (<25yrs) and to prepare it's members for competition, setting their goals and the pathway to Surfing Pro-hood!
AGES AS OF THE BIRTHDATE 1/1/24 FOR THE 2023-24 SEASON; ALL COMPETITORS CAN COMPETE UP INTO UPPER AGE BRACKET DIVISIONS.
Formats are SINGLE ELIMINATION or as decided by the Contest Director