Surfing America

  1. How does an ESA competitor qualify for the 2016-2017 Surfing America Prime East Series?

The Surfing America Prime East Series includes only these five Shortboard divisions: Boys U14, Boys U16, Boys U18, Girls U16, and Girls U18.

ESA competitors who are under 18 years of age as of January 1, 2017 must qualify for the 2016-2017 Surfing America Prime East Series through the 2016 ESA Regionals. The top ranked competitors from each of the ESA’s three 2016 Regionals will be offered an opportunity to compete in the Surfing America Prime East Series. Competitors attempting to qualify for Prime events should always surf up at least one age division (in addition to their regular age division) at both the ESA District and ESA Regionals level in order to improve their chances of receiving a slot for the following year’s Surfing America Prime East Series.

All ESA competitors listed as having a slot are eligible to receive an invitation to the Surfing America Prime East Series events. If you are listed as an alternate you are still eligible to receive an invitation if a higher ranked ESA competitor does not use their slot.

Please click on the link below for the ESA’s list of slotted and alternate competitors for the 2016-2017 Surfing America Prime East Series.

2016-2017 ESA Surfing America Prime East Qualifiers

  1. How does an ESA competitor qualify for the 2017 Surfing America USA Championships?

ESA competitors in Shortboard divisions who are under 18 years of age as of January 1, 2017 can only qualify for the 2017 Surfing America USA Championships through the 2016-2017 Surfing America Prime Series. A very limited number of slots may also be available for Girls U14 and Boys U12 directly through the ESA Regionals.

ESA competitors in all other divisions (18 and over Shortboard, all Longboard and SUP divisions) may qualify for the 2017 Surfing America USA Championships directly through the ESA. We will use the 2017 Regionals results to rank competitors in these divisions for the 2017 Surfing America USA Championships.

If you are interested in competing in the 2017 Surfing America USA Championships, please send an email to Surfing America requesting an invitation. Include your name, birthdate, email address, phone number and what divisions you are interested in entering. If you have met the 2017 ESA Regionals requirement and a slot is available, you will receive an invitation/entry form by email from Surfing America.