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 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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ESA announces Surfer Dudes as Presenting Sponsor

February 3, 2018 – The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is excited to announce that Surfer Dudes® will be the presenting sponsor for all of the ESA’s post-season championship events for 2018 and 2019, including The Easterns®. As the world’s largest amateur surfing organization, ESA just celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. Its continued goal to introduce competitive surfing to various demographics, including younger groms along the east coast, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast of Florida, makes Surfer Dudes and ESA a great match.

Surfer Dudes is the world’s first self-righting self-surfing toy powered by waves – no batteries required, just the energy found in surf. Named Outdoor Toy of the Year in 2015 by Toy and Hobby Retailer Industry Awards, Surfer Dudes are the World’s First Surf Boomerang®.

Jordan Reardon, COO of Surfer Dudes, said, “Surfer Dudes is particularly thrilled by the family atmosphere ESA creates. It’s common to see two and three generations together at their events. After all, the beach and surf are great places for families to be together…for both the young at heart and young in age.”
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ESA 2018 All-Star Team Announced at Surf Expo

January 26, 2018 – The Eastern Surfing Association announced its incoming 2018 All-Star Team members Friday evening at Surf Expo.  The ceremony, which took place at the beginning of the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame’s event, brought together several generations of east coast surfers.

“It was the perfect way to bring together ESA’s elite surfers with the older generation who have greatly impacted surfing along the east coast,” said Michelle Sommers, ESA’s executive director.  “Most inductees into the Hall of Fame have ties to the ESA throughout their years so it makes sense to showcase our up-and-coming talent.”

ESA’s 2018 All-Star Team with coach Jason Motes, mentors Pamela Hill and Krissy Torelli, and ESA executive director Michelle Sommers. Photo: Cliff Franz

Cecil Lear, one of the ESA’s co-founders said, “It was a great time having the young kids on the stage with those being inducted.  Everyone was on board to bring everyone together as it just makes sense.”

Emily Grossarth, an incoming team member said, “The ceremony was spectacular and was a night I will remember for the rest of my life.”
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