Frequently Asked Questions

How Am I Scored?

To help prepare our contestants to surf nationally, all HSA Chapter's Judges scores our contestants based on the International Surfing Association's (ISA) Rulebook. Check the link below to read ISA's Rulebook, the scoring section is under 'Judging Criteria' in their PDF:

How Much Does It Cost to Enter an Event?

Here are the event prices for each chapter:

Oahu's Event Price

Hawai'i Island's (Big Island's) Event Price

Kaua'i's Event Price

Maui's Event Price

How Do I Sign Up for an Event?

To ensure a smooth and easy process for our contestants, all HSA Chapters use Surf Signup. Below are the links to each HSA Chapter's Surf Signup where you can create an account, purchase a membership (when eligible), and signup for events:


Hawai'i Island (Big Island)



Why Should I Purchase a Membership?

When you purchase a membership, you will receive discounted rates at each event you enter for the season. For example, on Oahu, you will pay a $100 yearly membership fee and pay $50 per event versus non-membership will pay $75 per event for the 2022 - 2023 season. Therefore, you can save up to $350!

How Much is it to be a Member?

Here are the membership prices for each chapter:

Oahu's Membership Price

Hawai'i Island's (Big Island's) Membership Price

Kaua'i's Membership Price

Maui's Membership Price

What are your payment options for Events and/or Memberships?

Since everything is done online via Surf Signup, we only accept credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

For Beach Entries, we accept only cash or checks. Just keep in mind that beach entries do NOT guarantee you a spot, but you don't pay until you get into a division. 

Does a Paid Membership on One Island, Include Other Islands?

Yes! Contact your chapter's leadership for a special code that will waive your online membership fee. Once you receive the code, please do the following:

  1. Visit our online registration site, Surf Signup, and then add the membership to your cart. 
  2. Add all of the events you would like to enter. 
  3. Paste or type in your discount code at check out. The entire membership fee will be removed from your cart AND the appropriate discounts will be taken out of each event that you enter. 

Please email us at if you have any questions/concerns.

What Do I Do Once I Purchase a Membership?

If you purchased a membership with your account on Surf Signup, the membership discounts will be automatically applied when you register for future events under the same Surf Signup account.

How do I qualify for the State Championship at Ala Moana Bowls?

For the Oahu Chapter, contestants will need to surf at *least five (5) HSA Oahu events, have an HSA Oahu membership, AND rank in the top six (6) of your division. Check your ratings here to see if you are eligible.

For the other HSA Chapters, please contact your chapter's leadership to confirm how you can qualify.

*As of 8/26/22, the director is now deciding what the new qualifications will be to qualify for the State Championship due to us implementing priority surfing this season. We will update this section once the director has finalized his decision. 

If You Have Any Questions or Concerns, Contact Us Below!