NSSA State Championships
Churches, San Onofre, California
7 - 9 March, 2014
Top school competitors prepare for NSSA State Champs
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 5 March, 2014 - March Madness will stretch beyond the basketball court when the Interscholastic State Championships kicks off the most intense and exciting four-month period in U.S. surfing. The State Championships is the first of seven events on the 2014 NSSA Championship schedule.
The 3-day tournament featuring the west coast's top College, High School and Middle School teams will be held at the rippable righthand point of Church Beach, San Onofre March 7th through the 9th.
The NSSA's version of March Madness is sure to be packed with hype, talented athletes and passionate team rivalries as the battle for State titles guarantees excitement and team spirit. Adding to the fervor, the competitors will be performing in the well shaped surf of Church Beach with a solid swell in the forecast for all three days of competition.
The championships will commence on March 7th with the College Championships. Saturday, March 8th will begin with the High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Championships.
The third and final day of the State Championships on March 9th will feature the Middle School Championships, remainder of College preliminary rounds and finish off with the College, High School and Middle School State Championship finals. The competition will also include individual divisions which will determine State Champion titles in College Mens, Womens and Longboard, High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Mens, Womens and Longboard and Middle School Boys, Girls and Longboard.
The 2014 Interscholastic State Championships serves as the Regional qualifier for College, High School and Middle School teams to earn a bid to the 2014 National Interscholastic Championships June 14-16 at Salt Creek in Dana Point, California.
The reigning 2013 State Champions, San Diego State, San Clemente High School and Shorecliffs Middle School have dominated the top of the podium for five consecutive years. The Huntington Beach High School Junior Varsity squad won the 2012 State title and tied for first with San Dieguito in 2013. San Dieguito went on to win the 2013 National Championships in the Juniors Varsity division.
Number one ranked Saddleback College came off an impressive and successful 2013-14 regular season and will aim for their first championship title since winning the Nationals in 2006. 2013 National High School Champions San Clemente will go into the State titles as the number one seed. T
he San Dieguito Junior Varsity squad backed up their 2013 State title with a huge victory at the 2013 National Championships which ranks them at the top of the seeding order at the State titles. Perennial National Champion Shorecliffs will be the number one ranked team in the Middle School Championships.
The NSSA Interscholastic State Championships is the first of eight events in the 2014 NSSA Championship Series. The 2014 Championship Series events include the State Championships at Church San Onofre March 7-9, the Hawaii Regional Championships at Kewalo Basin, Oahu, HI March, 2014; the East Coast Regional Championships at New Smyrna Beach Inlet, FL April 3-6; the NSSA Jr. Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA April 26; the West Coast Regional Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA May 15-18; the NSSA National Interscholastic Championships at Salt Creek June 14-16 and Huntington Beach Pier, CA June 26-July 3.