About the NSSA
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.
The NSSA is the foremost amateur competitive surfing organization in the United States. The NSSA is divided into nine conferences - Southwest , Gold Coast, Northwest and NSSA JR in California, Hawaii, Northeast, Southeast/North, Southeast the Florida Gulf in Florida and the Puerto Rico Conference. With a special emphasis on student/surfers, the NSSA membership is open to anyone who wants to surf competitively as an amateur.
ABOUT THE NSSA PUERTO RICO CONFERENCE
The NSSA Puerto Rico is a Conference of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA), California USA, and non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition making sure Puerto Rico’s youth surfers stayed in school and educated themselves so that they could be successful in anything they chose to do, while competing in professionally structured, high quality events and Training Sessions, helping the youth of the Islands and of all the Caribbean Basin to fulfill their dreams of becoming a professional surfer.No amateur surfer should think about going pro until he or she takes a crack at the NSSA Nationals as a major stepping stone to Pro-Hood and the message is very clear: Schoolbooks first, Surfboards second.
Founded in 2018 and directed by Surf Coach Ernesto "Ernie" Alvarez, a veteran coach, waterman, competitor, environmental activist, trainer, educator, the NSSA Puerto Rico promotes the qualities of good training, discipline, and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers, providing a fun and safe surfing experience for all of its members.
The NSSA PUERTO RICO IS FAMILIA!