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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ESA Regional and local events on hold during COVID-19 crisis

The Eastern Surfing Association Board of Directors is closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus and the effect that it may have on our members and their families during this spring competition season.  We are especially concerned about the health of our competitors, sponsors, officials, volunteers and community members.

We are meeting regularly to discuss the impacts of the crisis and are actively working on plans that include postponement, or possible cancellation, of the three Regional events.  We have also put all local ESA district events on hold until the social distancing recommendations are lifted.  Our priority remains the health of our competitors and officials, and our commitment is to communicate regularly with our ESA family in the coming weeks.

We hope everyone stays healthy and safe in the coming weeks, and look forward to an exciting 2020 surfing season as soon as this subsides.

ESA Board of Directors


ESA All-Star Kanoa Wong is more than ready to represent the ESA at this weekend’s WSL QS and Pro Junior events after surfing in Hawaii with the ESA All-Star Team training trip. Photo: Krissy Torelli

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is excited to continue its partnership with the World Surf League (WSL) in 2020 by offering its top competitors slots into WSL QS and Pro Jr events to help these amateur athletes into their next step of competitive surfing.

The 2020 Ron Jon Beach ‘N Boards Fest begins Thursday and runs through Sunday in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Offering a WSL Men’s QS 1500 event and Men’s and Women’s Pro Junior 1000, this annual festival will welcome surfing competitors from all around the world.

The ESA All-Star Team coach Jason Motes will be on the beach throughout the event supporting all the ESA competitors who may be competing, including the ESA-sponsored athletes.
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