2017 Easterns SCHEDULE UPDATE as of Saturday, September 16 1:30pm

EASTERNS® SCHEDULE UPDATE (Saturday, Sept. 16, 1:30pm) – Due to the wind forecast from Hurricane Jose, all of Monday’s adult longboard heats will possibly be run on Sunday, Sept. 17.  If this occurs, these longboard heats will begin at noon or later tomorrow instead of Monday.

Please check ESA’s FB and Instagram pages throughout each day, as well as the Easterns® webpage, for additional updates.

ESA announces its 2017 Marsh Scholarship recipients

The Eastern Surfing Association is proud to announce the two recipients of its 2017 Marsh Scholarship.  Lars Hamilton, an ESA All-Star, received top honors, along with ESA member Mya Kotalac.

Hamilton will be entering the Paul School of Business at the University of New Hampshire next week. “I’m focused on pursuing a business education that will leave me prepared for a variety of careers post-college, and very excited and honored to win one of the Marsh Scholarships.

Kotalac will be a senior at UC Berkeley studying Landscape Architecture, with a very well-rounded last year of classes to prepare her for the profession.  “I am so grateful to receive this scholarship, especially from the surfing community I grew up with competing in the ESA.  Following graduation, Mya will be applying to the masters program of landscape architecture at Harvard as well as UC Berkeley.  “Thank you, ESA, for your support towards my educational goals.  My family and I are extremely grateful!”
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ESA Northeast Surfing Champions Crowned in Belmar, NJ

Jr. All-Star CJ Mangio from NY claimed victory in the Boys U14 division, as well as 2nd place in the Menehune U12. Photo: MEZ/ESM

May 24, 2017 – The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) held its 2017 Northeast Regional Surfing Championship this past weekend in Belmar, New Jersey on 17th Avenue, across from Eastern Lines Surf Shop. This was the ESA’s third and final regional event that qualifies the participating competitors for The Easterns® Surfing Championships that will be held in Nags Head, North Carolina on September 17-23 at Jennette’s Pier, as well as the USA Championships being held next month in California.
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ESA Mid-Atlantic Surfing Champions Crowned

Girls U14 & U16 first place finalist Rachel Wilson, an ESA All-Star, being chaired up the beach. Photo: Jordan Nason Photography

May 10, 2017 – The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) held its 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship this past weekend in perfect waves at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina. A massive frontal storm system moved through the area on Friday and provided excellent surf for the entire weekend.

“Everyone along the east coast knows that the Outer Banks has the most consistent surf so it’s the best place the hold a surfing event,” said Michelle Sommers, ESA’s executive director. “Unfortunately, it also gives us the worst weather along with the great waves. Our competitors agree that it’s always worth dealing with the unexpected conditions that we seem to get every time we are in the Outer Banks.”

The adults persevered on Friday through multiple delays and were rewarded with head-high waves. Kai Dilling took home the Adult Iron Man Award for placing first in Masters Longboard and two-second place finishes in Senior Men Shortboard and the SUP divisions. Outer Banks’ own Leanne Robinson won another Women’s Division while David Taylor took first in the Unsinkable Polarized Men’s Division.
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ESA’s Southeast Youth Champions

ESA Groms Photo: MEZ/ESM

The ESA’s 2017 Southeast Regional Surfing Championships presented by Long Doggers wrapped up on Sunday with its finals in the youth divisions for competitors under 18 years of age.  All three days of competition had onshore winds that created less than ideal surfing conditions but provided consistent waves for the making of an exciting event.  Recap videos produced by Shoots Media can be viewed at the following links:

All results will be posted on the event webpage.
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