The Eastern Surfing Association is proud to sponsor and support the Vans 53rd Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surf Championship (ECSC) event happening in Virginia Beach, Virginia August 16-23, 2015. The ECSC is the longest-running surf event on the East Coast and is excited to raise the level of amateur surfing in 2015 with the help of the ESA.
“Having the ESA involved with the ECSC makes perfect sense as the ESA is the largest amateur surfing organization in the country,” says Michelle Sommers, ESA’s Executive Director.
ESA Virginia Beach co-directors Jeanine Montgomery and Mike Oliveri have been brought on to create an event that will continue to be globally attended while bringing back the local vibe of Virginia Beach. Montgomery and Oliveri were thrilled when asked to act as competition directors for the amateur side of the event. “We have been working with the Virginia Beach Jaycees to create an incredible event by implementing live computer scoring, a professional and diverse judging panel from all over the world, offering four-man heats and aligning all divisions with Surfing America,” states Montgomery. There will be an ESA hospitality tent on the beach throughout the event offering snacks, ding repair, water and simply a place to relax.
Sommers adds, “Jeanine and Mike are two of the hardest working volunteers that know how to run a successful surfing event. The ESA is proud to have them both leading this event and cannot wait to see the fantastic results.”