ESA surfing championships come to Ocean City, May 9-12

ESA surfing championships come to Ocean City, May 9-12

(April 26, 2013) The Eastern Surfing Association’s 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships will take place in Ocean City, May 9-12.

The ESA is the largest amateur surf organization in the United States. More than 300 competitors are expected to compete in surfing and SUP surfing competition, including, Simon Hetrick, Laurel Harrington, Sam Deeley and Tyler Clazey, some of Ocean City’s talent. Competitors are competing for the chance to surf the ESA’s final championship event in September.

The ESA Delmarva District is hosting the event. Co-directors Chris Makibbin and David Clazey, who are volunteers, have dedicated much of their time to provide competitors and spectators with a first-class event.

A live, streaming webcast will cover all four days of competition on the ESA Web site.

The ESA’s national sponsors include Under Armour, Sun Bum, Hyperflex Wetsuits, Starboard Surfboards, Jimmy Lewis SUP, Catch Surf, Surfer Magazine, Swellinfo and Ransom Surf Wax.

Local sponsors for this event include K-Coast Surf Shop, Malibu’s Surf Shop, Chauncey’s Surf Shop, First Home Mortgage, Fenwick Islander Bicycle Shop, Fager’s Island, Crazy 8s, Plak That and Harrington Graphics and Screenprinting.

The ESA, which celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012, is a non-profit amateur athletic organization dedicated to the sport of amateur surfing. The organization promotes amateur competition for surfers of all ages and abilities, and is dedicated to the establishment and preservation of free access to a clean shoreline and ocean environment.

For more information, call Michelle Sommers at 410-251-8583.

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