ESA All-Star Summerlin is WSL’s North America Longboard Regional Champ

ESA All-Star Callie Summerlin claims the North America Regional Longboard Title at the Rincon Surf Fest WSL North America Longboard Championships. Photo: Nichols/WSL QS

November 18, 2020 – Rincon, Puerto Rico – Longboarding is gaining momentum in the surfing world as seen this weekend at the Rincon Surf Fest WSL North America Longboard Championships.  Competitors competed in pristine conditions at Domes Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico for the three-day event.

ESA All-Star Callie Summerlin surfed her very first WSL Longboard event by winning every heat through three, stacked rounds to land in the final.  Though Summerlin’s talented surfing wasn’t enough to take the win from Peruvian Maria Fernanda Reyes, Summerlin did claim the WSL North America Longboard Regional Champion title.

According to the WSL website, the runner-up finish behind Reyes still earned Summerlin the North America Regional Longboard Title, representing as the only regional competitor in the Final, and a spot on the LT in 2020 as she joins the world’s best.

“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to do this event,” said Summerlin.  “It was such a great experience surfing with so many amazing people.”

Summerlin cruising her way through the competitors at the Rincon Surf Fest WSL North America Longboard Championships. Photo: Muschett

ESA Presents 2019 Surfer Dudes Sportsmanship Award

ESA All-Star Tucker Collins was presented with the ESA’s 2019 Surfer Dudes Sportsmanship Award.

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA), along with Surfer Dudes® – Just Surf!, are excited to present the ESA’s 2019 Surfer Dudes Sportsmanship Award to ESA All-Star Tucker Collins. This award was designated for an ESA competitor who made a tremendous impact throughout the year at ESA’s local, regional and national events by being supportive of each event and its competitors. Collins was chosen from a list of potential winners by a committee of ESA district directors and event officials.

Candidates were chosen by ESA district directors based on their event participation, volunteering, attitude and overall support they offered to the organization. ESA presenting sponsor Surfer Dudes® had the idea and wanted to offer a brand new surfboard for whoever was awarded this special designation.
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Epic ESA 2019 Easterns Finishes Strong

After two full lay days, the weather and ocean cooperated to provide perfect conditions for the youth divisions on Friday and Saturday at Jennette’s Pier. PC: MEZ/ESM

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA)’s 2019 Easterns® Surfing Championship finished with epic surf conditions again this year at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.  Consistent 4-8 ft. plus waves provided by Hurricane Humberto allowed the youth divisions to show their determination and talents, as well as their strength.

Following the adult and Open divisions that ran the first part of the week, contest officials were forced to put the event on hold Wednesday and Thursday due to extremely high onshore winds with big surf.
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Swell Shows up for Easterns

ESA All-Star Kanoa Wong PC: MEZ/ESM

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA)’s 2019 Easterns Surfing Championships began on Sunday with Jennette’s Pier offering some of the best waves that the adult competitors have had for the event.  Light winds and waves that were waist to chest high provided excitement for everyone watching on the beach and online via the event’s live webcast.

Presented by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Surfer Dudes, The Easterns® brings nearly 300 of the best amateur surfers from along the East Coast, including the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast of Florida.  Competitors were invited to this event based on ESA rankings from its three regional events held in the spring.
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Easterns begins Sunday

Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC – Home of The ESA’s 2019 Easterns. PC: MEZ/ESM

September 13, 2019 – The Eastern Surfing Association will hold its 2019 Easterns® Surfing Championship at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina, beginning this Sunday, September 15 and running through the week until September 21.

Presented by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Surfer Dudes, The Easterns® is one of the most prestigious East Coast amateur surfing events held each September in the Outer Banks.  Competitors from the entire East Coast, including the Great Lakes and Florida’s Gulf Coast, have qualified through their respective ESA Regional events in order to gain an invite in hopes of becoming an ESA Easterns® Champion.
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2019 Marsh Scholarship Recipients Announced

August 24, 2019 – The Eastern Surfing Association is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of its annual Marsh Scholarship Award.

For over 35 years the Marsh Scholarship Award provides financial aid to deserving student surfers who are pursuing college and/or graduate school degrees. Applicants are judged by a panel of six trustees on the basis of academic accomplishments, recommendations,  and related credentials with winners announced in time for the upcoming school year.

The program was named in honor of the Marsh Family of North Carolina who were ESA pioneers, aad specifically for Mike Marsh who set an example for all students by earning his law degree while fighting cancer.
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