Hurley To Sponsor 2002 NSSA Nationals

The NSSA is pleased to announcethat Hurley International has come on board as the official eventsponsor for all of its 2002 championships. This sponsorship includesthe NSSA National Championships at Lower Trestles-the major youthsurfing event in America.

“Surfing is fun and the NSSA embodies the true spirit of surfing,” saysBob Hurley, president of Hurley International. “That is why we arereally excited to be a part of the Nationals.” Paul Gomez, Hurleymarketing director adds, “NSSA gives us the opportunity to be involvedwith the youth of today, tomorrow and the future.”

The NSSA will present eight championship events in 2002 culminating withthe National Championships in June. The NSSA National Championshipsshowcases the top student surfers in the nation competing forprestigious National titles. The 2002 National Championships will beginwith the Interscholastic Championships, which features collegiate, highschool and middle school team competition, on June 22-23 at Salt Creek.The venue will then move to California?s magnificent cobblestonepointbreak, Lower Trestles, June 25-29 for the National Open andExplorer Championships.


In addition to the Nationals, the 2002 NSSA championship events include:

The Interscholastic State Championships March 16-17 at Church Beach; theHawaii Championships March 23-31 at Turtle Bay, Hawaii; the EasternChampionships April 5-7 at Sebastian Inlet, Florida; the WesternChampionships May 16-19 at Huntington Beach Pier; the NSSA Jr.Championships April 6 at Huntington Beach Pier and the Northeast HighSchool State Championships October 20 in Ocean City, New Jersey.


Hurley has been a dedicated supporter of the NSSA programs over the pastfew years including ongoing sponsorships of NSSA Hawaii and the NSSA Jr.novice program. The focus of the NSSA is on youth surfing and Hurley iscommitted to the youth movement, which makes for a perfect partnership.

Hurley joins Body Glove, Huntington Surf and Sport, Reef, Surfing,Surfing Girl and Bodyboarding Magazine as official sponsors of the 2002NSSA championships.