WSA 2009/2010 Schedule Released; Registration Open Now

WSA

We’ve been hard at work here in the off-season putting together the best line up of locations possible for the WSA Gatorade 2009/2010 Championship Series.  We are also ready to roll with the updated registration system.  It will allow you to enter all the surfers in your family in one transaction.  You will have your own password protected account where you can see what contests you have signed up for and what divisions.  You will also be able to pay with a check online in addition to Debit Card, VISA and MasterCard.  We will also offer an option to bulk enter, but split the payments over 3 months to help with budgets in these tough times.  We are including Surfing America membership ($40 value) with your WSA membership.  Benefits include subscriptions to TransWorld SURF, Surfing, Surfer, Surfline Free 3 months Premium Membership, PacSun 20% discount plus a plastic membership card.  All events are scheduled for two days with all Adult (18 and older) and Open divisions surfing on Saturday and all youth (under 18) divisions surfing on Sunday.

2009/2010 WSA Gatorade Championship Tour Schedule
(All dates are subject to change)

August 8 & 9, 2009, Trail One, San Onofre State Beach
September 19 & 20, 2009, Surfers Point, Ventura
October 24 & 25, 2009, Ponto, South Carlsbad
November 14 & 15, 2009, Pismo Beach Pier
December 5 & 6, 2009, Oceanside Harbor South Jetty
January 9 & 10, 2010, San Clemente Pier
February 6 & 7, 2010, Huntington Pier South Side
March 6 & 7, 2010, The Rock, Morro Bay
April 17 & 18, 2010, Salt Creek, Dana Point
May 15 & 16, 2010, Church Beach, San Onofre, West Coast Championships (by invitation)

New Division! Boys U10!
We are adding a Boys Under 10 Shortboard division to this season.  This will be the perfect division for those boys who can paddle and catch their own waves, but are still a bit young to take on the Boys U12.  Boys U10 will not be a Surfing America USA Championship division so boys wanting to have a chance to make it into the USA Championships or be considered for Boys U14 Prime will need to surf Boys U12 as well.

Southern California Host Families Needed for USA Championships!
We all know traveling is getting expensive.  Airfare from the East Coast and Hawaii is through the roof and some airlines are charging $150 per board each way.  WSA is looking for families willing to host visiting surfers from Hawaii, the East Coast and Texas Gulf, so they can afford to travel to compete in the SIMA Surfing America USA Championships August 24 – 30.  We will act as the clearing house.  Let us know if you are interested and how many people you can accommodate.  If you have kids competing and are willing to host a minor, let us know.  We will put you in touch with competitors who would appreciate a little WSA hospitality.  One of the greatest things about surfing is meeting surfers from other parts of the country.  Just reply to this email or email Greg Cruse and let us know what type of accommodations you can offer.

About Western Surfing Association
The Western Surfing Association (WSA) is the oldest amateur surfing association in the world. The WSA, established in 1961, is a California non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting and preserving the sport of surfing through fun, family oriented surf competitions. For more information on the WSA, please visit http://www.SurfWSA.org.  WSA is the official West Coast member organization of Surfing America.  WSA is the path to earn entry into the Surfing America US Championships and Team Trials.

About Surfing America
Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States and is responsible for holding the official USA Championships and for selecting and fielding the USA Surf Team. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing, Bodyboarding, and Surfriding.  WSA is the only Member Organization of Surfing America serving West Coast athletes. http://SurfingAmerica.org

The 2009/2010 WSA Gatorade Championship Tour Season is sponsored by:  Gatorade, The Gidget Foundation, Ocean Minded, Sticky Bumps, Soleo Organics Sunscreen, Betty Belts, Liquid Vision Industries, Nalu’s Island Grill, TransWorld SURF, Surfer, Surfing, SurfersVillage.com, Surfline.com and www.seasister.com