ESA Welcomes Indo Jax as a 2018 Easterns Sponsor

August 16, 2018 – The Eastern Surfing Association is pleased to announce its partnership with Indo Jax® Surf School and Surf Charities as a 2018 Easterns® sponsor.

Indo Jax is a surf school and an outreach program for medically fragile, special needs and at risk youth working primarily in North Carolina, but also globally.  Thousands of kids have come through Indo Jax® programs and some have become competitive surfers in the ESA.

“My own kids compete in the ESA,” said Indo Jax® founder Jack Viorel.  “I can’t think of a more positive program for kids coming up in surfing and wanting to compete than the Eastern Surfing Association.”

Indo Jax® has been a proud, local sponsor of the ESA’s Southern North Carolina District for many years.

“We are very excited to now be a key sponsor for the ESA’s 2018 Easterns® Surfing Championships at Jennette’s Pier,” Viorel added.

“The ESA is thrilled to have Indo Jax® joining our line-up of supporters for this year’s Easterns®,” said ESA’s executive director Michelle Sommers.  “Having our own members support surfing’s most-anticipated event of the year along the east coast is really special.”

Please visit Indo Jax®’s website for more details about their ongoing programs throughout the year.

The ESA’s 2018 Easterns® Surfing Championship will be held September 16-22 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.   For more information, please visit the ESA’s Easterns® webpage.

 

 

Register now for the 2018 ESA Easterns® – Deadline is July 31, 2018

Online entry link (preferred method):  https://esa.surfsignup.com/

Please check the 2018 Regional Rankings to see if you earned a slot or must apply for an alternate slot to the 2018 Easterns®.
To print and mail in your entry: 2018 Easterns® Entry Form

Competitors registering for 2018 Easterns® MUST have competed in the 2018 ESA Regionals in order to be eligible for a regular slot or an alternate slot to the 2018 Easterns®, and have a current ESA membership through September 30, 2018.

ESA Northeast Competitors Persevere Through Gnarly Conditions to Claim Top Spots

The groms stated many times that the waves were “fun” on Saturday despite the rain and wind. PC: MEZ/ESM

The Eastern Surfing Association held its final Easterns® qualifying event this past weekend in Belmar, New Jersey, despite harsh conditions on Friday and Saturday. The ESA’s 2018 Northeast Regional Surfing Championships presented by Surfer Dudes concluded on Sunday in near-perfect conditions following rain, wind and chilly temperatures for the start of the event.

“Surfing along the east coast can be challenging, but our northeast surfers tend to be tested more than others,” Michelle Sommers, ESA’s executive director said. “They charge the waves in any condition, never complain and actually seem to enjoy the crazy surf that enables them to showcase their talents.”
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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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