Whether you want to compete or just like to surf, the ESA welcomes everyone! There are two easy ways you can join the ESA:

  1. PREFERRED – Register online with a credit card by clicking here
  2. Print a 2020_ESA_MembershipForm to mail along with a mail order (no personal checks accepted)
Don’t Be a Spectator, join in the fun!

The most common registration question asked of us is,

Which age division do I surf in?

Answer: You must begin the new season in the proper age division each year. For the new 2020 competition season, you will be surfing to qualify for the 2021 Regional Championships events and the 2021 Easterns@ Surfing Championships, so your age division is determined by your age as of January 1, 2021.


  • Discounts at participating airlines, rental cars, ESA sponsors and local surf shops in your area.
  • ESA All-Stars application process.
  • ESA-sponsored slots into WSL QS & Pro Jr events along the East Coast and Caribbean (based on ESA results).
  • Competition membership also includes membership with USA Surfing.
Competition Documents