2023 CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS PRESENTED BY THE OUTER BANKS VISITORS BUREAU®, FLORIDA’S SPACE COAST & THE TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND

ESA 2024 championship Events

Southeast Regionals

April 12-14, 2024 : Melbourne Beach, FL

Mid-Atlantic Regionals

Apr 26-28, 2024 : Nags Head, NC

Northeast Regionals

May 10-12, 2024 : Ocean City, MD

Easterns®

Sept 15-21, 2024 : Nags Head, NC

ESA Introduces Open Women Shortboard & Longboard Divisions

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that it will be offering two new Open Womens divisions for 2024.  An Open Womens Shortboard and Open Womens Longboard will be featured at ESA local, regional and Easterns events. "This is an exciting...

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ESA All-Star Team now invite-only & ESA Developmental Team

The Eastern Surfing Association is excited to announce big changes to its All-Star program that will begin with its 2024 season.The highly sought-after All-Star Team acceptance will be invite-only with the removal of the application process and registration fee. This...

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ESA Crowns its 2023 Easterns Champions

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) held its annual Easterns Surfing Championship event at Jennette's Pier this week in Nags Head, North Carolina.  The Easterns is the ESA's largest event bringing its top amateur surfers from Maine through Florida to the Outer Banks...

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ESA Announces 2023 Marsh Scholarship Recipients

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is excited to announce its 2023 Marsh Scholarship Award recipients - Chloe Wienert, Miller Brennan and Audrey Iglay. The ESA offers the Marsh Scholarship Fund for current ESA members to earn money for college.  Established in the...

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ESA 2023 Easterns invitations & 2024 Regional dates posted

Ocean City, Maryland - The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is gearing up for its largest competition event of the year.  The Easterns® in Memory of Cecil Lear will be held at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina September 17-23, 2023. Easterns® invitations...

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Ocean City Maryland Crowns ESA’s 2023 Northeast Champions

Ocean City Maryland Crowns ESA’s 2023 Northeast Champions

Ocean City, Maryland - The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) held its final regional surfing championship this weekend on 36th street in Ocean City, Maryland.  This was the third qualifying event for ESA competitors for a chance to be invited to ESA's The Easterns® at...

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In Memory of Cecil Lear

The ESA’s co-founder and dear friend,Cecil Lear, peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 16 with his beloved family by his side. A pioneer and advocate for East Coast surfers, Cecil will be greatly missed by the worldwide surfing community. In lieu of flowers, his family has asked that memorial donations be made to organizations closest to Cecil’s heart. Click below to show your support.