Janice Aragon began surfing at age 16 but didn’t compete in her first contest until she was 29, which she won as a complete unknown. A year later, in 1984, Aragon was crowned the ISA Women's World Champion. She won the title in her hometown of Huntington Beach, helping lead the U.S. squad to victory.
After having her second child in 1985, Aragon won the prestigious National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) Nationals. The next year, she transitioned to NSSA judge and by 1986 became the first female to judge a pro tour event — the OP Pro in Huntington Beach.
In 1989, Aragon was hired as the as it's Executive Director of the NSSA and she remains at that post today, widely credited as the driving force behind youth competitive surfing in America.
Important Information regarding Annual Membership
An annual membership in the National Scholastic Surfing Association permits members to compete in Regional Conference contests from August through June. In addition to competing in the NSSA's well organized and structured events, NSSA membership offers a variety of other benefits.
After registering your membership: 1) The NSSA (Head Quarters, California) will update our records 2) An email will be sent to let you register into each events of the series. Sometimes updates are quickly received; If you do not received an email in 12 hr, please contact us! 3) After Welcome email is received, you can register in the events of your choice using the provided links at the nssapuertorico.org site.
When registering in the event doing multiple registrations please follow these instructions: