EASTERN SURFING ASSOCIATION

VIRGINIA DISTRICT

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Our annual banquet is this Sunday, November 15. There will be food, drink, and prizes! Get your tickets ASAP!

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It is a very exciting time for The Eastern Surfing Association and a lot of fun planned in the year ahead as we approach the Fifty Years of ESA! Stay tuned for some opportunity to share your ESA experiences. ESA is still the largest Amateur Surfing organization in the World. 50 years of creating champions!

Please find below the list of regional eligible competitors from ESA Virginia District. Please note that our slots have not been allocated and I expect to soon see the list to forward the slotted and alternate invites. This list indicates the athlete met the requirements to be eligible for the regional Championships representing the Mid Atlantic. Please make sure you are active and up to date on your membership in order to have the invite. You must be active and paid through September 30, 2016. You must be eligible and invited to regionals, participate in regionals in order to attend Easterns 2016.

Please look over the completion rules on the ESA website as well and familiarize yourselves with the competitor rules.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE ALL MEMBERS RENEWED ASAP...ALLOCATED SLOTS GO TO DISTRICTS BASED ON ACTIVE MEMBERS AND ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP IN EACH DIVISION DETERMINES HOW MANY ALLOCATED GUARANTEED SLOTS EACH DISTRICT IS AWARDED. PLEASE REMEMBER VIRGINIA IS A LARGE DISTRICT, SO IF WE WANT MORE SLOTS WE NEED ACTIVE AND RENEWED MEMBERSHIP, OTHERWISE YOU MAY END UP IN A ALTERNATE POSITION!

On another note, I am still awaiting the date for approval for the city of VB,Outer Banks and Hatteras events for 2016 -Virginia schedule. As soon as we are confirmed and permitted I will forward out the schedule.

U12 SB
Blair Barton, Kanoa Wong, Keith Quick, Camden Hoover,Blake Curtain
U14 SB-boys
Blair Barton,Hunter Clarke,Cam Goodman,Laird Myers,Holden Giroux,Jack Normal,Keith Quick,Kanoa Wong,
U16 SB-boys
Declan Myers,Laird Myers Jason Broudy,Hunter Clarke,Kai Barton,Cutty Rafter,Cam Goodman,Blayr Barton,Paul Sawyer,Cam Hauck, Aaron Arsenault,Nick Maxino,Ethan Olivieri
U18 Jr Mens
Jordan Montgomery,Brody Lewis,Stanton McDuffie,Wes Laine JR,Ted Eberhart,Hunter Clarke,John Eagle
Mens SB
Wesley Moeller
Masters SB
Sean Rice,Tyler Volpe,Sean Heikila
SRMens SB
Seth Brody,Holmes Clark,Alex Quick,Chris Giroux,Scott Goodman
Grandmaster SB
Pete Bowling
Legends SB
John Barnes,Joe Gillan,Brian Macon,Pat Cunningham,Harry Purkey,Wes Laine,Grant Mann
Grand Legends SB
Roger Smith,Francis Odiorne
U14 girls SB
Rachel Wilson,Sommer Broudy,Camden Hoover,Sofia Wachmeister,Anna Olivieri
U16 girls SB
Regan Curtain,Sarah Bimson, Blake Parker,Lily Crawford,Rachel Wilson,
U18 girls-NONE
Womens SB-NONE
Ladies SB None
U14 LB
Scott Pieno Jack Normale, Blake Curtain , Camden Hoover,
U18 LB
Evan Micele,Kris Boettcher,Evan Mungin,Liam McLaughlin,Brody Lewis,Paul Sawyer,Nick Copenhaver,Cutty Rafter, Stanton McDuffie,Wes Laine JR
Mens LB
Wesley Moeller
Masters LB
Andrew Curtain,Pete Bowling, Hans Wachmeister
Legends LB
Joe Gillan,John Barnes,Ricky Judalena,Pat Cunningham,Harry Purkey,Grant Mann, Roger Smith
JR Womens LB
Reagan Curtain, Rachel Wilson
Women's LB-NONE
Ladies LB
Carrie Copenhaver
SUP
Josh Holland,Mike Copenhaver,Carrie Copenhaver,Duff McDuffie,Jason Hoover, Camden Hoover
Menehune BB
Camden Hoover
Open Body Board
Kris Boettcher,Evan Mungin,Nate Donlan, Juan Ripoli
Open ShortBoard
Jordan Montgomery,Laird Myers,Cam Goodman,Kai Barton,Declan Myers,Broudy Lewis,Ted Eberhart,Chris Giroux,Sean Rice,Parker Sawyer,Alex Quick,Hunter Clarke,Stanton McDuffie,Sean Heikela,Tyler Volpe,Paul Sawyer Jason Broudy, Evan Micele, Holmes Clarke, Nick Maxino,Wesley Moeller, Rachel Wilson

Let's get our memberships renewed and go claim some championship titles for Virginia!

Make it a great day, let me know if you have any questions.

Jeanine Montgomery ...

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HISTORY OF THE ESA

Eastern Surfing Association

The ESA is the largest amateur surfing association in the world, with current membership of over 7,000 surfers. It was founded in 1967, by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast. Two of the original founders of the ESA, Cecil Lear and David Reese, are still active in the association over 40 years later.

Our family oriented programs promote a healthy, active lifestyle and 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!

The association’s activities are organized in a total of twenty six districts, which extend along 2,000 miles of coastline, stretching from Maine through the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama and the Great Lakes. Each District’s programs are developed and operated by volunteer directors and a staff of other volunteers who assist them in this task.

Virginia District

When the ESA was formed in 1967, there were 4 Districts: New York, New Jersey/Delmava, VA/Carolinas, and Florida. Virginia became its own district in 1970 and was the Virginia-Outer Banks District. The Outer Banks District split off from VA in 1981. The old VA/OBNC District ran 2 contests on Hatteras Island each year and the rest were in VB. Once OBNC split off, the tradition of running summer contests for VA in Hatteras remained — lucky for us!

The Regional Championship concept was first put in place in 1985. Since that time, the 3 ESA Regions have stayed the same-the NE-Jersey on north. The Mid-Atlantic-Delaware thru GA with the addition of Puerto Rico in 2006. The SE-FLA and Alabama were also added recently (there is an ESA District in Alabama and yes, they do get waves from time to time).

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ESA VIRGINIA SURFERS

  • Alex Dreelin
    Alex DreelinOpen SB, Open LB
  • Blake Curtin
    Blake CurtinMenehune SB
    • Camden Hoover
      Camden HooverMenehune SB
      • Carly Grulich
        Carly GrulichWomens Longboard, Open Shortboard, Menehune Longboard
      • Jake Steiner Brinn
        Jake Steiner BrinnJunior Shortboard
      • Jordan Montgomery
        Jordan MontgomeryOpen SB, Boys SB
        • Kodi Curles
          Kodi CurlesWomens SB, Womens LB
        • Samuel Morris
          Samuel MorrisLegends Longboard
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        WHY SURFERS LOVE THE ESA

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        COMPETITION

        2015 SCHEDULE

        #1 - MARSC Prep
        April 25 /// Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

        April 25 /// Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

        #2 - Mid Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships
        April 30 - May 3 /// Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head NC

        April 30 - May 3 /// Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head NC

        #3 - 1st Street Jetty
        May 16 /// Virginia Beach, VA

        May 16 /// Virginia Beach, VA

        #4 - 1st Street Jetty
        June 6 /// Virginia Beach, VA

        June 6 /// Virginia Beach, VA

        #5 - Hands Across The Boarder
        July 18 /// Hatteras, NC

        July 18 /// Hatteras, NC

        #6 - Jennette's Pier
        August 1 /// Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

        August 1 /// Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

        #7 - Neptune Surfing Classic
        September 12 /// 1st Street Jetty, Virginia Beach

        September 12 /// 1st Street Jetty, Virginia Beach

        #8 - Eastern Surfing Champsionships
        September 20-26 /// Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

        September 20-26 /// Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

        1st Street Jetty
        October 17 /// Virginia Beach

        October 17 /// Virginia Beach

        #9 - 1st Street Jetty
        November 14 /// Virginia Beach

        November 14 /// Virginia Beach

        COMPETITION DETAILS

        ESA contests are organized at the grassroots, district level on a year round basis. Each District conducts four or more contests per year, and each year the ESA has over 150 competitions along the entire East Coast. The Virginia District schedules six contests each season (at least 2 are scheduled during the summer at Outer Banks locations), as well as hosting several other local competitive events.

        From the local District level top finishers are invited to advance to Region competition (of which there are three), then the top finishers in those championship events are invited to the The Easterns® held each September at Cape Hatteras N.C.

        Division breakdowns for the 2015 Season are based on competitors’ age as of Jan 1, 2016

        Shortboard Divisions:
        Open Surfing (All Ages)
        Menehunes (11 and under, boys and girls)
        Boys (12 to 14)
        Girls (14 and under)
        Junior Men (15 to 17)
        Junior Women (15 to 17)
        Men (18 to 24)
        Women (18 to 29)
        Masters (25 to 34)
        Senior Men (35 to 44)
        Ladies (30 and up)
        Grand Masters (45 to 54)
        Legends (55 to 64) Shortboard rules/equipment
        Grand Legends (65 and up) no equip. restrictions

        Bodyboard Divisions:
        Menehune BBD (14 and under, M/F)
        Open BBD (all ages)

        Longboard Divisions:
        Menehune LB (14 and under, M/F)
        Junior LB (15 to 17)
        Mens LB (18 to 34)
        Womens LB (29 and under)
        Ladies LB (30 and up)
        Masters LB (35 to 49)
        Legends LB (50 and up)

        The role of a judge in a surfing contest is to decide which surfer performs the closest to the judging criteria in any heat. It is essential, therefore, that judges have experience and knowledge to give them confidence to obtain the correct results. Each year the Virginia District recognizes the most accurate and dedicated judges.

        Judges who genuinely wish to improve their capacity to determine between surfers who perform closest to the judging criteria and those who do not, need to be prepared to continually monitor their effectiveness as judges of competitive surfing.

        International Surf Services offers judging clinics on the west coast and east coast. Please visit their site or Facebook page to learn more.

        Each year, the Virginia District hosts a Competitor and Judging Clinic. This is a great event to attend if you plan on judging or competing in an ESA contest. Sign up for our email newsletter to find out when the net clinic will be.

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        CALLJeanine Montgomery 757-696-1050
        ADDRESSP.O. Box 4619 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
        EMAILesa.vasurf@gmail.com

         

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