The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA)’s All-Star team members will begin their annual training trip on the North Shore of Oahu this week. The guys are heading for seven days of surfing Hawaii’s famous surf breaks, followed by the ladies for the second week.
“This trip creates long-lasting friendships and a surfing experience that these young adults will have for a lifetime,” said ESA executive director Michelle Sommers. “There isn’t any other place in the world that compares to the North Shore, and every surfer dreams of surfing these famous waves.”
ESA All-Star Team coach Jason Motes will be leading the group, along with mentors Lenny Nichols, Krissy Torelli, Pamela Hill and Kainalu Nichols.
“I am so excited to get the youth of the ESA to the North Shore this week,” said Motes. “It’s going to be an incredible experience for all of us with the plans that we have for our team members.”
Each year, the ESA All-Stars work closely with Pipeline and Sunset legend Tamayo Perry. Perry, along with his talented surfing wife Emilia, coach team members through surf sessions at the famous breaks. Important surfing and safety skills are taught, along with Hawaiian culture and vital etiquette information.
Shane Beschen, who was once ranked number #2 in the world and is the only pro surfer in history to score a perfect 30 in a heat, will also be working with the group. Beschen, an ambassador of Amavara sunscreen, will be helping the team members hone their skills for surfing all kinds of waves.
In addition to the coaching sessions, team members are hoping to meet up with Jamie O’Brien, take a tour of the famous Volcom House and enjoy a Hawaiian BBQ at the Rip Curl house, who is an All-Star Team sponsor. Kid Peligro, who is a trainer to the top pro surfers, will work with team members on their fitness goals for surfing. Motes hinted to a few other surprises that may happen so stay tuned.
Local photographer and videographer Terry Reis, also know as Surf Shooter Hawaii, will be filming throughout both weeks providing team members with professional photos and a recap video of their experience.
Daily photos will be posted on the ESA All-Star Team’s Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as on the individual team member pages. Be sure to follow along as some of the best, young, East Coast surfers gain an experience of a lifetime!