As TGSA begins the home stretch for the 2017/2018 Season and its 30th Anniversary Season, we would like to remind you of the qualifications for the NSSA and USA Surfing National Championships, and impending deadlines.

NSSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – NSSA has once again opened its National Championships to TGSA competitors who have competed through the season and the Texas State Surfing Championships.  The NSSA National Championships will be held between June 26, 2018 and July 3, 2018 at the Huntington Beach Pier, in Huntington Beach, California.   All TGSA competitors must be NSSA members and sign up online at NSSA Memberships.   NSSA encourages anyone planning to compete in this year’s National Championships to secure their NSSA membership ASAP.  The current 2017/2018 membership links will be pulled down in the very near future.   All National Championship entries must be received by June 1, 2018 and all students must submit their report cards showing a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to participate.   NSSA membership and National Championship registration links are located at www.nssa.org. 

USA SURFING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – TGSA became an affiliate member organization with USA Surfing in the 2017/2018 season.   As an affiliate member, TGSA members have the opportunity to qualify for the U18 allotted spots within the US Surfing Championships.  These spots will be awarded based on the overall season standings of the TGSA competitors and their age divisions, as allocated by USA Surfing.  The US Surfing Championships will be held June 15, 2018 through June 20, 2018 at Lower Trestles, California.   After the TGSA Texas State Surfing Championships, awarded slots will be announced to those that qualify.

All 18 and over divisions will be held June 11, 2018 to June 14, 2018 at Oceanside Harbor.  Anyone who competes at the Texas State Surfing Championships is eligible to compete in the 18 and over divisions. For more information about USA Surfing, be sure to visit www.surfingamerica.org.

For more information or questions, please contact Patty Garlough at (361) 318 -0413.