State Champs – MS Event Details

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May 11 & 12, 2024


9th Street, Huntington Beach


Entry Deadline is April 26, 2024

Non-SSS Members:

Non-SSS Member Teams are required to also complete an online Student Membership/Waiver Form.


This is a Team event with Individual advancement and points going towards both individual and overall team scores. Heats will be 15 minutes each. Six person heats with 50% advancement

Team Fees

$1,200 per full team OR Partial Team $70 per surfer per division.

Please make checks payable to Scholastic Surf Series and “MS States – team” in the memo line. 
Mail to PO Box 232042, Encinitas CA 92023    or pay with Credit Card on Team Management Portal

Team Size 

9 Boy’s Shortboard    3 Boy’s Longboard    3 Girl’s Shortboard    3 Girl’s Longboard    2 Coed Bodyboard


  • Teams must have competed in a regular season league against other middle schools.
  • Seeding will be based on rating from regular season league competition.
  • Members of a team must be enrolled full-time at the school for which they surf (unless preapproved).
  • A surfer must be a member of your team prior to the last event of the series AND surf at least one event.
  • Members enrolled full-time in Charter Schools or other California state-approved programs may surf for their school of residence (that which they would attend according to school district and home address) and must adhere to that school district’s policy.
  • Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to compete.


  • Team slots will be filled in priority order by Full Teams (all 5 divisions) then by Ratings
  • Open Slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Only one team per school.
  • Teams will be notified by email if your entry is NOT accepted.
  • Once a team has been accepted there will be no refunds.
  • Teams will not be accepted if there is an outstanding balance for regular season fees.
  • Teams not selected can expect their refund within 4 weeks of the contest date.


Important Notice – Non-SSS members are not covered by our accident insurance for this event. If you would like to have your team covered the cost is an additional $10 per student. Please include this amount with your Team Entry Fee.


  • Division start times will be available May 8th.
  • Competition will begin at 7:00 am each day. Check in with Beach Marshal upon arrival.


SSS uses the WSL and WSA Rules for competition (see State Champ webpage).
Basic rules will be posted at the event.

  • Shortboards are to be 7 feet 6 inches or less. SUP’s are not allowed.
  • Longboards are to be a minimum of 3 feet over the head of the surfer. SUP’s are not allowed.
  • Bodyboards should be no more than 2 inches above or below the belly button. Beaters are not acceptable.
  • It is the responsibility of the coaches to make sure that their surfers are riding the required boards for the competition. A surfer who competes on a board that is not appropriate for the competition may be disqualified.

Trophies & Awards

  • Trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd Place Teams for all divisions and 1st Place Team Overall.
  • Trophies will be awarded to Individual Finalists 1st through 6th place all divisions.
  • The “Sportsmanship Award” will be presented to the student who has displayed outstanding sportsmanship. Students will be nominated by their Section’s Beach Marshal.

Coaches Heats

There will be 2 heats for the coaches; one Longboard and one Shortboard. Coaches may enter on a first- come, first-serve basis at the registration table. There will be trophies for 1st-3rd Places. There is no charge for these events.


Sue Lister, Administrative Director 760-518-2727
Carolyn Krammer, Competition Director 760-518-3739