FOX College Sports becomes television home of the National College Surfing Championships
New York and Los Angeles – Fox College Sports and the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) have reached a three-year cable television rights agreement to show the National College Surfing Championships. On Saturday, August 2 (8:00 ET) FCS Pacific kicks off its NSSA coverage with the Interscholastic Championships from Salt Creek in Dana Point, California.
"We're extremely excited to present the NSSA College Surfing Championship," said Director of FCS Max Casanova. "FCS is continuing its effort to provide exposure to as many sports as we can. With the NSSA, we look forward to bringing fans closer to some of the best and brightest upcoming surfers in the United States over the next three years."
Taking place this Saturday, June 21, announcers Dylan Slater and Sarah Karges call all the action as FCS covers the college longboard final, the college women's final and the college men's final.
Sarah Karges, an avid surfer, has appeared as a guest star on the F/X hit “Nip Tuck”. The bulk of her television work has been in hosting various TV shows. Karges is a cover girl for Body Glove, Bolle, and the Transworld SURF swimsuit issue. You can also see her in Cosmo, Stuff, Maxim, and Shape magazine.
Dylan Slater is a veteran surfer for over 14 years and has competed around the globe. The 2004 NSSA College Men's National Champion adds valuable first-hand experience to FCS' coverage.
“We are extremely excited about the commitment that Fox College Sports has made to both the NSSA and the National College Surfing Championships, said NSSA Executive Director Janice Aragon. "The televising of the event gives the NSSA a powerful vehicle for communicating its philosophy and purpose of promoting both surfing and academics to more people around the country”.
The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.