WSA Launches Scholastic Surf Series

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August 12, 2010, San Clemente, CA: The Western Surfing Association (WSA) is pleased to announce the addition of a new scholastic competition series for middle and high school surf teams. The new series, dubbed the Scholastic Surf Series (SSS) will provide a professionally managed and operated platform for school surf teams from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Teams competing in this new series can expect the same high quality events that the WSA is known for, including professional judging, quality events, and a family oriented program.

The Scholastic Surf Series will be run as a division of WSA, by Carolyn Krammer, SSS Competition Director.  Carolyn is a legend in scholastic and amateur surfing circles and has been involved in the sport of surfing since 1963.  She has been the Competition Director for the Women’s International Surfing Association in the 70′s as well as the USSF Western Region, the Interscholastic Surfing Federation (ISF), and the WSA.  “This is an exciting time for the middle school and high school surf teams to be affiliated with the WSA.  It is the natural progression for the WSA to be affiliated with the SSS to provide another quality series for middle school and high school kids”, said Carolyn.  Carolyn will be working side-by-side with Administrative Director, Sue Lister, who brings four years of experience in coaching middle school and high school surf teams in Orange County and San Diego and two years as the administrative and executive director of the Interscholastic Surfing Federation (ISF).  “We are super excited to have the opportunity to partner with Carolyn and Sue on the Scholastic Surf Series”, said Mary Lou Drummy, WSA Executive Director, “It is a wonderful experience for the kids to be able to surf in a school team environment and we are confident that Carolyn’s and Sue’s years of experience will insure a professional, wholesome, nurturing environment for the kids.”

The series is open to high school and middle school surf teams from San Diego to Santa Barbara.  There are 3 sections, San Diego, Orange County and LA to Santa Barbara.  There is a division for San Diego Coastal Schools, San Diego Inland Schools, San Diego Middle Schools, Orange County Middle & High School and LA to Santa Barbara Middle School & High school students.  Each Section will consist of a series of 5 events culminating with the State Championships for both Middle School and High School.

The San Diego section will start with Middle School and Coastal High Schools, October 16 & 17, at San Fernando Place in Mission Beach.

San Diego High Schools Teams will be comprised of 9 Boys Shortboard, 3 Boys Longboard, 3 Girls Shortboard, 3 Girls Longboard and 1 or 2 Coed Bodyboard. San Diego & Orange County Middle Schools consist of 9 Boys Shortboard, 3 Boys Longboard, 2 Girls Shortboard, 2 Girls Longboard & 3 Coed Bodyboard.  Team sizes in the Los Angeles to Santa Barbara Section will be determined at a later date.

SCHOLASTIC SURF SERIES 2010 / 2011 CONTEST SCHEDULE
CALIFORNIA
San Diego Coastal High School

Sunday    October 17, 2010    San Fernando Pl. Mission Beach
Sunday    November 21, 2010    Oceanside Harbor, South Jetty
Sunday    December 12, 2010    Avalanche, Ocean Beach
Sunday    January 23, 2011    Oceanside Pier So., Oceanside
Sunday    February 6, 2011    “D” Street Moonlight, Encinitas

San Diego Inland High School

Saturday & Sunday    October 30 & 31, 2010    Permit in Process
Saturday & Sunday    December 18 & 19, 2010    Oceanside Harbor, South Jetty
Saturday & Sunday    January 29 & 30, 2011    La Jolla Shores
Saturday & Sunday    February 26 & 27, 2011    Oceanside Pier South, Oceanside
Saturday & Sunday    March 19 & 20, 2011    Permit in Process

San Diego Middle School

Saturday    October 16, 2010    San Fernando Pl MB
Saturday    November 20, 2010    Oceanside Harbor, South Jetty
Saturday    December 11, 2010    Avalanche, Ocean Beach
Saturday    January 22, 2011    Oceanside Pier So., Oceanside
Saturday    February 5, 2011    “D” Street Moonlight, Encinitas

Orange County Middle School and High School

Saturday    November 6, 2010    Permit in Process
Saturday    December 4, 2010    San Clemente Pier
Saturday    January 8, 2011    Goldenwest, Huntington Beach
Saturday    February 12, 2011    Salt Creek, Dana Point
Saturday    March 12, 2011    Oceanside Pier South, Oceanside

LA to Santa Barbara High School

Sunday    October 17, 2010    Mandalay, Oxnard
Sunday    November 7, 2010    Ventura Fairgrounds
Sunday    December 12, 2010    Campus Point, Santa Barbara
Sunday    February 6, 2011    Tarpits, Santa Barbara
Sunday    March 20, 2011    Santa Monica or El Porto

LA to Santa Barbara Middle School

Saturday    October 16, 2010    Mandalay, Oxnard
Saturday    November 6, 2010    Ventura Fairgrounds
Saturday    December 11, 2010    Campus Point, Santa Barbara
Saturday    February 5, 2011    Tarpits, Santa Barbara
Saturday    March 19, 2011    Santa Monica or El Porto

SSS High School State Champs April 30, May 1 & 2, 2011, Oceanside Harbor
SSS Middle School State Champs May 21 -22, 2011, Oceanside Harbor
All Dates and Venues are subject to change