Jupiter, Fla. - The Eastern Surfing Association(ESA) season has begun! The first contest is now in the books. Here's a message from ESA Director Tom Warnke:
Contest #1 was completed on Oct. 26th in small but fun surf at Jupiter, sponsored by Ocean Magic Surf Shop. Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks to all our volunteers and to Don and Shellie at Ocean Magic for sponsoring the event and helping on the beach all day. We had a record number of contestants in the 11-and-under age group! Special thanks to Joe Clark, owner of Sushi Jo Restaurants, for our new contest jerseys (in three sizes) and for donating our new, upgraded sound equipment! Thanks also to Jack at Ocean Tec for donating a third set of contest jerseys for our Menehunes! With all the sponsor logos on their neon jerseys, the contestants look like pros!
Contest #2, sponsored by Nomad Surf Shop on A1A in Boynton Beach is set for Sunday, November 10th. Nomad is adding $500 cash for the winner of the Open Shortboard Division, winner take all. This contest also includes the Stand Up Paddle Surfing Division. First heat is at 8am. Entry deadline is 5pm Wednesday, November 6th. If the contest is re-set the entry deadline is extended until the Wednesday before the contest is held. After the Wednesday deadline, beach entry is only as an alternate, or if there is room in your division. You must be an ESA member to enter the contest. Membership application is on line at surfesa.org. Contest entry forms are at pbc.surfesa.org. Remember to join or renew your membership first, then fill out the contest entry form and mail it to the ESA address with payment, or drop it off with payment at one of our sponsor surf shops; Nomad, Ocean Magic, Locals or Ground Swell by the Wednesday deadline.
ESA info line is 561-246-0603
ESA Palm Beach County District
2013-2014 Contest Schedule
(Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice)
(2-contest minimum for contestants to qualify for ESA SE Regional entry)
(All contest results count in District Standings for Regional Team Ranking)
October 26th (#1) Jupiter, Sponsored by Ocean Magic Surf Shop.
Nov. 10th (#2) Boynton Beach, Sponsored by Nomad Surf Shop
(backup dates Nov. 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th)
December 7th (#3) Jupiter, Sponsored by Locals Surf Shop.
(backup dates December 8th, 14th and 15th and 21st)
January 12th (#4) Jupiter, Sponsored by Groundswell Surf Shop.
(backup dates January 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th)
February 1st, (tentative), Sponsored by Surfrider Foundation and Florida Paddleboards.
April, 2014, ESA Southeast Regional Championships, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
June, 2014, Surfing America USA Championships, San Onofre Beach State Park (Lower Trestles), San Diego, California. *Including ESA qualifiers in all divisions.
September, 2014, ESA "Easterns" Championships, Jennette's Pier, Nags Head, NC