SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 29, 2012 - Tune-in to Facebook.com/NikeSurfing on July 2nd and 3rd for a live webcast of the 2012 National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Open Championships from the southside of the Huntington Beach Pier.
[cid:788638F1-494F-4E58-8F44-8FF7B6058277]This year marks the 35th anniversary of the NSSA National Championships, which is considered the most prestigious amateur surfing event in the United States. Each year, more than 80 NSSA events are held regionally across the country and culminate in Huntington Beach. Many of the world's most prominent surfers got their start climbing through the ranks of the NSSA including former NSSA National Open Champions: Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Kalani Robb, Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, CJ Hobgood, Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, Nat Young, Kolohe Andino and 2011 Men's Open Champion, Cam Richards.
[Text Box: NSSA standout Jake Marshall will be up against some of the best young surfers in the country in the Open Boys division]”We’re excited to help support the legacy of NSSA through the provision and partnership of the webcast," says Megan Koehn, North America Associate Brand Manager for Nike Surfing. "It’s a great way to get more exposure to the amazing talent that’s out there today."
The two-day exclusive webcast will be the only opportunity to see live coverage of the event without actually being in attendance at the beach. The webcast will include coverage of the Open Mens and Womens divisions from Round Two through the Finals, as well as, Open Juniors beginning with RoundThree, Open Boys and Mini Groms beginning with the Quarters, and the Girls, Open Longboard and National Airshow Finals.
In addition to live action, scoring and results, hosts Peter Mel, Dave Stanfield, Saxon Boucher and a roster of special guest hosts including NSSA Founder Peter "PT" Townend will provide behind-the-scenes commentary and insights.
Fans can catch all of the live action at Facebook.com/NikeSurfing
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