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Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) Northeast Regional Championships May 9 - 11, 2014 (On Beautiful Long Beach Island, NJ)
The Eastern Association's 2014 Northeast Regional Surfing Championships May 9 - 11 will bring approximately 250 competitors and their families to Long Beach Island, NJ for a long weekend of the best in East coast amateur surfing competition. The ESA will have a live, streaming webcast each day of the competition bringing exposure of the local LBI area and businesses to thousands of viewers.
Established in 1967, the ESA is recognized as the largest amateur surfing amateur surfing organization in the United States. They are a volunteer driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of amateur surfing, to the operation of a program of amateur competition for surfers of all ages and abilities, and to the establishment and preservation of free access to a clean shoreline and ocean environment.
The Northeast Regional Championship draws its competitors and their families from our local ESA districts, starting at the Delaware Bay north through the Great Lakes Region, creating a unique opportunity for showing potential repeat visitors all that Long Beach Island and the surrounding LBI area has to offer. We hope you will consider joining with us to showcase your local area to the thousands of spectators we will have on the beach and online!
ESA Is The Largest Amateur Surfing Association In The World. Our family oriented programs promote a healthy and active lifestyle. It is not uncommon to find two or three generations of the same family involved as members of the ESA, and actively competing in our program. Two of the original founders of the ESA, Cecil Lear and David Reese, are still active in the association forty years later.
The Association’s activities are organized into a total of twenty-six districts, which extend along nearly 2,000 miles of coastline. Stretching from Maine through the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama, and the Great Lakes across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, each district’s programs are developed and operated by a dedicated group of volunteer directors and staff.
Eleven time world professional surfing champion Kelly Slater and former world professional womens surfing champion Lisa Anderson both learned their competitive skills through the Eastern Surfing Association.
2001 World Champion C.J. Hobgood began his competitive career in the ESA’s Central Florida District, as did current WCT pro surfers Shea & Cory Lopez. WCT pro surfer and 1996 World Amateur Junior Champion, Ben Bourgeois, is a product of the ESA, Southern North Carolina District.
Professional WQS surfers Dean Randazzo, Noah Snyder, Asher Nolan, Falina Spires, Eric Taylor, Jamie DeWitt, Karina Petroni all began their careers through the Eastern Surfing Association.
The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is dedicated to the sport of amateur surfing, to the operation of a program of amateur competition for surfers of all ages and abilities, and to the establishment and preservation of free access to a clean shoreline and ocean environment. It was founded in 1967 by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast,
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