Two of the original founders of the ESA, Cecil Lear and David Reese, are still active in the association fifty years later!
The Association’s activities are currently organized into 25 districts, which extend along nearly 2,000 miles of coastline stretching from Maine through the Gulf of Florida, Alabama and the Great Lakes.
Any questions and/or to become a sponsor, send an email to [email protected] a check made payable to the ESA, PO Box 4736, Ocean City, MD 21843 **All sponsors confirmed by December 1, 2016 will recieve an ESA official hat from Tropical Storm Karl propelled several young surfers to multiple victories at Jennette’s Pier in Nag’s Head, North Carolina, Friday, proving once again the Eastern Surfing Association is the premier amateur surf organization on the East Coast.
Rain and wind created less than ideal conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday but nearly perfect waves for the younger competitors on Thursday and Friday, just in time for the final days of The Easterns® Surfing Championship presented by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
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, still actively competing in our program.
Eastern Surfing Association 2016 Easterns Full Recap from Shoots Media on Vimeo.The 2016 Eastern Surfing Association THE EASTERNS® PRESENTED BY THE OUTER BANKS TOURISM BUREAU WATCH PREVIOUS DAYS & EVENTS HERE YOUTUBE.COM/SURFESAORGWorld professional surfing champions Kelly Slater, C J Hobgood and Lisa Anderson learned their competitive skills through the Eastern Surfing Association, as did Damien Hobgood, Shea Lopez, Frieda Zamba, Cory Lopez, Ben Bourgeois, Matt Kechele and countless others.We are proud of our tradition of creating champions!
Each district’s programs are developed and operated by a dedicated group of volunteer directors and staff.
ESA competitors qualify through ESA championship events for their chance of surfing the US Surfing Championships in California each June.