ESA’s 45th Annual Easterns Surfing Championship

On Sunday, September 16th, a group of “The Best of the East,” gathered at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head to compete in the official surfing championship of the East Coast. The top finishers from the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast region competitions were invited to compete in The Easterns, which have been held each September for the past 45 years. This year’s competition will run through Saturday, September 22nd. Check out the heat here.

The ESA (Eastern Surfing Association) is the largest amateur surfing association in the world, with over 7,000 current members. The ESA was founded in 1967 by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast.


East Coast Surfing Championships begin on Hatteras Island

In surfing circles, the popularity of the East Coast Surfing Championships is unparalleled. But when it comes to importance for amateur surfers, the Eastern Surfing Association’s Grand Championships is the highlight of the year, and every year the championship begins on Hatteras Island.

The 42nd Easterns start Monday, September 21, in Buxton near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Hatteras Island. The competition continues on the Buxton beach through Saturday. Continue reading


Eastern Surfing Championships on Hatteras Island

The Eastern Surfing Championships (ESAs) will be September 21 – September 27, with September 28 as a back-up day. The ESAs, which typically determine the contenders for the USA championship, are held in Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina every fall, as the excellent surfing conditions are considered the best on the East Coast, attracting surfers from all over the world. Continue reading