Presented by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Florida’s Space Coast & Ocean City, Maryland

September 17-23, 2023

Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

Easterns® registration will open on Monday, July 24, 2023 at 8pm.  Deadline for entries is Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Any entries after the deadline will be considered late-paid alternates and will also incur a $25 fee increase per division.

2023 Easterns® Invitation List

Please check the 2023 Easterns® Invitation List  to see if you earned a slot, or must apply for an alternate slot to the 2023 Easterns®. Competitors signing up for the 2023 Easterns® are only eligible for those divisions in which they competed during the 2023 ESA Regional events.

If your name is on the 2023 Easterns® Invitations List you will have until 11:59PM on August 16, 2023 to register via LiveHeats for your slot. If you register after that date, your registration will be considered a late paid alternate and you will be put on the alternate list.

Alternates will be considered for any remaining open slots in the order of their registration on LiveHeats. If your name is not on this list you may still register for an alternate slot, but only in the divisions in which you competed during the 2023 ESA Regionals. Any competitor applying for entry whose membership expires on or before September 30, 2023 must also renew their membership on LiveHeats before registering for the event.

Invitations for the 2023 Easterns® are determined by the ESA’s 2023 Regional event rankings.  If you did not compete in an ESA Regional event, you are not qualified to surf in The Easterns.  Any entry received for a competitor who is not qualified may not be refunded.  

2023 Easterns® DAILY SCHEDULE – UPDATED 9-8-23

TENTATIVE Easterns Schedule  – Weather and Surf Conditions Permitting.  This is NOT a guaranteed schedule but posted to help competitors plan their travel days.  **We are watching Hurricane Lee carefully and will post a tentative schedule early next week**

Adult Shortboard, Adult Longboard, Open Longboard, Open Shortboard & possibly U18/U16 (depending on forecast) Sept 17-19

All Youth Divisions, Open Longboard, Open Shortboard (if necessary) Sept 18-22

Emergency Backup Days, September 23-24

PLEASE NOTE – The ESA reserves the right to adjust schedule as needed, which means adult and youth divisions may surf anytime during the holding period.

Refunds will be sent AFTER the event via LiveHeats for those who did not receive slots. No refunds for withdraws after Wednesday, September 6, 2023. ESA Easterns schedule may change throughout the week due to weather, wind, waves, tides, etc. The holding period for the event is September 17-23, 2023, with adult and Open Longboard divisions tentatively scheduled within the first few days of event, followed by the Open and youth divisions.

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