2020 Easterns Surfing Championships®

September 20 - 26, 2021

  Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, North Carolina 7229 S. Virginia Dare Trail (Mile Post 16.5)

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Registration Opens
August 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

Tentative Schedule:

  • Adults – Sept 20, 21.
  • Open Shortboard, Bodyboard & SUP – Sept 21-22.
  • Youth (Under 18) – Sept 22, 23, 24, 25.
(Saturday, September 26 to be used as an emergency backup day only!)
Schedule is tentative only and subject to change!

Please read prior to registering if you opted for your 2020 ESA Regional entry to be used towards the 2020 ESA Easterns®:  Please send an email to [email protected] to receive your code to use towards the 2020 ESA Easterns® entry fees.  You must use this code when checking out in order to have your entry fees discounted for the difference.  Failure to register without a code will result in paying full price for the Easterns® entry, and your Regional entry will be counted as an ESA donation.  

Deadline - September 1, 2020, for guaranteed slots.
There will be a late fee of $25 added to registration for entries after the deadline.
Alternate slots will be filled based on the date & time of registration. Get them in ASAP.
All “Youth” division competitors will only be permitted to “surf up” a maximum of two “Youth” divisions above the competitor’s regular age division.

Gathering Limit/COVID Protocols

Download ESA 2020 Easterns® Gathering Limit/COVID Protocols



Eligibility: Please check the 2020 Easterns Invitation List posted on the ESA website to see if you earned a slot, or must apply for an alternate slot to the 2020 Easterns®. Competitors signing up for the 2020 Easterns® are only eligible for those divisions in which they competed during the 2019 District Season. Competitors must sign-up by 11:59PM on September 1, 2020 in order to reserve their slot. If you register after that date, your registration will be considered a “late paid alternate” and you will be put on the alternate list. Alternates will be considered for any remaining open slots in the order of their registration on SurfSignup. Any competitor applying for entry whose membership expires on or before September 30, 2020 must renew their membership at SurfSignup.com before registering for this event.


Mail Entry: Sorry there is only online registration through SurfSignup.com for this event. NOTE: If your membership expires before Sept 30, 2020 renew online at SurfSignup.com.


To Request a Refund: you must notify [email protected] by email only. Refunds must be requested by 11:59PM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The ESA will then issue any refund due to an official withdrawal or non-slotted competitor within 30 days from the end of the 2020 Easterns®. Refund of any entry fees does not cover the SurfSignup convenience fee. Any competitor wishing to withdraw must do so by email only. Note: A $20 ESA processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.


To Withdraw: You must notify [email protected] by email only. (Email must be time stamped by 11:59PM on September 9, 2020).


Refunds for Slotted Surfers: The ESA will issue a refund to any slotted surfer who officially withdraws by 11:59PM on September 9, 2020 -- 10 days or more prior to the start of the event. Any withdrawals after that date will forfeit their entry fee, except in the case of a medical emergency, which will receive a refund (with proper documentation and approval of the Contest Director only). Any withdrawals after this time will result in forfeiture of all entry fees regardless of the circumstances involved.


Refunds for Alternates: Alternates who are slotted less than 10 days before the event or have yet to receive a slot and wish to withdraw must do so before 9:00AM the day before the event to receive a refund. The ESA will also issue a refund to any alternate who does not receive a slot.


The deadline for any additional slotting of Alternates is Saturday, September 19, 2020. No beach entries.