The National Skateboarding Association was started by a few South African Skateboarders that wanted to bring together the community of skateboarders in the country in 2004. One of the first objectives it set out to do is to have one judging system for all events in the country, but that judging system should be the same as what is used on the world champs that is run by World Skateboarding Federation.
After this the NSA set out to start a national ranking system and organize and run a national circuit. One of the rules of the ranking system was that skateboarders had to travel to at least two events outside there province. By this we saw the community of skateboarders in the country grow tighter and that was an amazing effect. Today the NSA still runs a few of its own events but mostly assists event organizer in having skateboarding events on the required standard.