Today was a magical day for the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA)’s All-Stars who are currently on the North Shore of Oahu for the Team’s annual training trip.
Epic waves, wind and weather throughout the entire day offered the ESA All-Star boys plenty of sessions of perfect waves.
Kelly Slater, 11-time World Champion and a former ESA All-Star himself, paddled out with the team members at Ehukai Beach Park for a session. Coach Jason Motes, who grew up surfing with Slater in the ESA and was on the All-Star Team with him, invited Slater to surf with the team members to offer the boys a memorable experience. Terry Reis of Surf Shooter Hawaii was on hand to capture it all.
“Today was a blast surfing with Kelly,” said Motes. “We both may be in our upper-40s, but when we are in the water surfing together, it’s as if we are still two frothing ESA groms preparing to surf our heat at Easterns®. I am so grateful for all the time Kelly spent with our All-Stars today.”
The team will be training with Tamayo Perry on Saturday. Be sure to follow @surfesa and @esa_allstars for daily pics!