How does an ESA competitor qualify for the 2021 USA Surfing Prime East Series?
The USA Surfing Prime East Series includes only these five Shortboard divisions: Boys U14, Boys U16, Boys U18, Girls U16, and Girls U18.
ESA competitors who are under 18 years of age as of January 1, 2021 must qualify for the 2020-2021 USA Surfing Prime East Series through the 2020 ESA Easterns®.
The top ranked competitors from the 2020 ESA Easterns® will be offered an opportunity to compete in the USA Surfing Prime East Series.
Competitors attempting to qualify for Prime events should always surf up one age division (in addition to their regular age division) at both the ESA District and ESA Regionals/Easterns® level in order to improve their chances of receiving a slot for the following year’s USA Surfing Prime East Series.
If you are interested in competing in the 2020-2021 USA Surfing Prime East Series, please send an email to USA Surfing requesting an invitation. Include your name, birthdate, email address, phone number and what divisions you are interested in entering. If you have met the 2020 ESA Easterns® requirement and a slot is available, you will receive an invitation/entry form by email from USA Surfing.
All ESA competitors listed as having a slot are eligible to receive an invitation to the USA Surfing Prime East Series events. If you are listed as an alternate you are still eligible to receive an invitation if a higher ranked ESA competitor does not use their slot.
Please click on the link below for the ESA’s list of slotted and alternate competitors for the 2020-2021 USA Surfing Prime East Series.