NORTHEAST SURFERS BATTLE FOR ESA REGIONAL CHAMPION TITLES

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Surfer getting covered on Sunday morning during the ESA Expression Session. Photo: Aerial Media Productions

Surfers from Maine through New Jersey braved the cold water and big waves in Belmar, New Jersey, this past weekend to claim victory in the Eastern Surfing Association’s 2016 Northeast Regional Surfing Championship presented by Aerial Media Productions.  The top finalists of this event qualify for ESA’s Easterns® Surfing Championships that will be held in September.

“Belmar is one of the most consistent surf breaks in the Northeast, and it provided the ESA great waves throughout the three-day event,” said Michelle Sommers, ESA’s Executive Director.  “The waves were fantastic on Sunday morning with double-overhead and clean conditions for the finals of the youth divisions.”  ESA officials, judges and competitors put on an ESA Expression Session when the contest had to be put on hold while they waited for more manageable surf for last day.
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ESA’S BEST MID-ATLANTIC SURFERS TRIUMPHED IN CAROLINA BEACH

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Laird Myers winning first place in the Boys U14 Division. Photo: McCarthy

Hundreds of surfers from Delaware through South Carolina ventured to Carolina Beach, North Carolina this past weekend for the Eastern Surfing Association’s 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship.   Surfers were vying for a chance to qualify for ESA’s Easterns® Championships that is held each September.

“I am excited and overwhelmed by the way that the event turned out,” ESA Southern North Carolina’s co-director Amy Rose said.  “The Town of Carolina Beach and all of our local sponsors commended the Mid-Atlantic region, and the folks who came for being such great group of people visiting our little island.”

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2016 ESA CROWNS SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONS IN BIG WAVES

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ESA All-Star Noah Dovin won the ESA’s Youth Iron Man Award for competing, and placing in the finals, of three separate divisions. Photo: McCarthy

Surfers triumphed over rough conditions to impress judges and claim victory at the Eastern Surfing Association’s 2016 Southeast Regional Surfing Championship presented by Long Doggers this past weekend.   Competitors came from all over the state of Florida, Georgia and even Tennessee to qualify for ESA’s Easterns® Championships that is held each September.

“It was a challenging event for our competitors,” said Michelle Sommers, ESA’s Executive Director.  “I am so proud of everyone who paddled out and made the best of the conditions that we had.”
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