ESA Crowns Mid-Atlantic Champions at Jennette’s Pier

ESA All-Star Rachel Wilson surfing her way to two big wins over the weekend. PC: MEZ/ESM

The Eastern Surfing Association’s 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships presented by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Surfer Dudes crowned its division champions this past weekend at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina. A high-pressure system that stalled off of the coast gave the ESA competitors from Delaware through South Carolina small, clean surf throughout the two full days of competition. Double-beached heats were required to complete the event a full day early due to torrential rains that were expected all day on Sunday.

While the ESA’s officials and competitors are accustomed to the unforgiving weather patterns in the Outer Banks, they figured it was best to continue running the event through Saturday with sunny skies and fun waves. “The competitors were amazing this weekend with understanding the schedule changes that we had to make,” said Michelle Sommers, ESA’s executive director. “Their patience and ability to remain flexible is the reason this event was so successful.”
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ESA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships presented by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau & Surfer Dudes begins this Friday

The road to the Eastern Surfing Association’s Easterns® Championships continues this weekend as competitors from South & North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware meet for ESA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships being held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.

The event begins Friday, May 4th, at 7am and runs through Sunday, May 6th, afternoon.  Open to the public, spectators in person and viewers online will be in for some exciting surfing with competitors of all ages.  ESA sponsors will be on the beach each day offering prizes and products to those attending the event.
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ESA Crowns its Southeast Champions in Florida

Event stand-out competitor Jonathan Wallhauser from ESA’s Central Florida district made the challenging conditions look easy. PC: MEZ/ESM

April 25, 2018 – The ESA held its 2018 Southeast Regional Surfing Championships presented by Surfer Dudes, Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism and Long Doggers this past weekend at Paradise Beach Park in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Surfers of all ages from Florida, Alabama and Georgia competed for the titles of ESA Southeast Champion for their age divisions. Friday saw less than ideal wave conditions but perfect weather for the ESA adult and Open divisions. Waves on Saturday increased in size from the strong onshore winds that continued throughout the end of the event on Sunday, bringing torrential rain during the youth finals in the morning of the last day.
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ESA’s 2018 Southeast Regional Surfing Championships begins Friday

April 16, 2018 – The Eastern Surfing Association will kick off its post-season championships with the 2018 Southeast Regional Surfing Championships presented by Surfer Dudes, Long Doggers and Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism this weekend at Paradise Beach Park in Melbourne Beach, Florida.  According to Swellinfo, the waves will be steadily increasing throughout the event.


This major surfing event will run Friday through Sunday, April 20-22, and will host competitors from all over the states of Florida, Alabama and Georgia.  There will be a live webcast on www.surfesa.org throughout the entire event and a featured recap video produced by Shoots Media.  Eastern Surf Magazine will be on the beach for photography.
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ESA All-Star Hawaii Video NOW POSTED

April 15, 2018 – The annual ESA All-Star Team trip to Oahu’s North Shore is more about training – it’s about making memories and creating friendships that will last a lifetime.

ESA All-Stars Charge the North Shore

Maddie Franz charged big Sunset while being coached by Tamayo Perry. PC: Cliff Franz

March 4, 2018 – The ESA All-Star Team wrapped up two great weeks on the North Shore of Oahu surfing the seven-mile miracle from sun-up to sun-down each day.

As always, Hawaii provided powerful waves that challenged some of the most elite young surfers from all over the east coast. The All-Stars made the trip to Hawaii with fellow team members and experienced mentors who guided them along the way.

Each All-Star had an opportunity to be coached by expert Pipeline surfer, and north shore lifeguard, Tamayo Perry and his wife, Emilia.
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