The NSSA National Championships Announce 2012 Dates

If you want to check out where groms are groomed, look no further. Long known for its record of turning out future surfing stars, the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) has recently announced its 2012 National Championships Series dates. The NSSA is the highest profile amateur competitive surfing association in the United States and their annual championship brings the top elementary, middle school, high-school and college-aged athletes together to compete against each other in both an individual and team setting, and has long been considered a major stepping stone to professional success. Past champions include Kolohe Andino, Nat Young, and Courtney Conlogue.

The schedule includes seven championships – featuring competition in Team, Novice, Airshow, Explorer and Open categories, plus the crowning of Regional and National champions

For the West Coast, Huntington Beach, CA will host four of the championship events, including the 35th national championships and the 3rd annual Mayor’s Cup. East Coasters will compete in New Smyrna Beach. The 2012 Hawaii Regional championships will be held in the reef peaks of Kewalos located on Oahu’s south shore. The 2012 National Interscholastic Championships will be at Salt Creek Beach, in Dana Point, CA.

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The 2012 NSSA Championships Schedule:

Interscholastic State Championships
2012 NSSA College, High School and Middle School State Championships
March 9-11 Huntington Beach Pier

Hawaii Championships
2012 NSSA Open, Explorer and Airshow Championships
March 13-18 Kewalos, Oahu, Hawaii

East Coast Championships
2012 NSSA East Coast Open, Explorer, Collegiate, High School and Airshow Championships
April 12-15 New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Jr. Novice Championships
April 21 Huntington Beach Pier

West Coast Championships
2012 NSSA West Coast Open, Explorer and Airshow Championships
May 17-20 Huntington Beach Pier

National Interscholastic Championships
2012 NSSA National Interscholastic College High School and Middle School Championships
June 14-17 Salt Creek, Dana Point

National Championships
2012 NSSA National Explorer Championships – June 26-28, Huntington Beach Pier
2012 NSSA National Airshow Championships – June 26-July 3, Huntington Beach Pier
2012 NSSA National Open Championships/Mayor’s Cup – June 28-July 3 Huntington Beach

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