Easterns Registration NOW OPEN

Online registration is NOW OPEN for the ESA’s 2020 Easterns Surfing Championship on the ESA’s Easterns webpage.

Deadline for allocated slots is September 1, 2020.

Alternate slots will be determined on a first come basis by registration (time/day).

Any entry received after the September 1, 2020 deadline will be considered a late-entry alternate and will be charges an additional $25 per division.

Please review the ESA 2020 Easterns Invitations document PRIOR to registering.

Instructions for transferring ESA 2020 Regional entries to the ESA 2020 Easterns can be found on the Easterns webpage.  Please follow this process PRIOR to registering as refunds will not be given for entries without codes.

Please email info@surfesa.org with any Easterns registration questions.

ESA’s 2020 Regional Events CANCELLED

The Eastern Surfing Association Board of Directors regretfully announces that they have cancelled all three ESA Regional Surfing Championship events for 2020.

Due to various reopening phases along the East Coast, it is highly unlikely that all three events will be completed in a timely manner prior to the the start of each location’s summer season.

The ESA strives for transparency and fairness for its competitors.  If one regional event cannot be held, it is unfair for all competitors to run the others in order to qualify for ESA’s 2020 Easterns® Surfing Championship to be held September 20-26 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.

The ESA is excited to announce that its 2020 Easterns® will be a larger event in order to include more competitors.  Details about the 2020 Easterns® qualification process is now posted on the ESA’s website.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our local district events this summer!


ESA Board of Directors

ESA offers FREE online surf courses to members

Another benefit of being an ESA member is having access to ESA’s informative online surf courses.  Subjects include, but not limited to, surf forecasting, surf workout training, breath training, amateur to pro pathway, WSL priority and judging clinics.

Led by experts in each topic, these courses will be held every Monday, and several Wednesdays, at 7pm. Courses will vary in time depending on information covered followed by Q&A. On average, please plan for 60-90 minutes.

Participants must have a current ESA membership through September 30, 2020.
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The Eastern Surfing Association’s Board of Directors is continuing to monitor the situation relating to COVID-19.

All three ESA Regional Surfing Championships and ESA local events were put on hold last month and will continue to be on hold until further notice.

The ESA’s Southeast Regional was supposed to kick off the organization’s post-season championship season this weekend in Melbourne Beach, Florida, but will be postponed until a later date in May, if possible.  The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regionals scheduled for May 1-3 and May 8-10, respectively, will also be postponed to later dates, if possible.

“The safety of our members, competitors and officials are our number one priority,” said Joe Grottola, ESA’s Competition Director.
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