ESA 2019 Eastern Surfing Championships®

September 15 - 21, 2019

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

Registration Closed

All Youth division slots for Easterns are now full. Do not attempt to sign up. If you are still interested in signing up as a late paid alternate please send an email request to [email protected] and wait to receive clearance before registering for Easterns.


All Adult Divisions, SUP, and Bodyboard still have slots available.

Tentative Schedule:
Adults – Sept 15, 16, 17.
Open SB, BB, & SUP – Sept 17.
Youth (Under 18) – Sept 18, 19, 20, 21.

(Saturday, September 21 to be used as an emergency backup day only!)

AGE DIVISIONS FOR THIS EVENT (Age as of January 1, 2019)

Eligibility:  Competitors signing up for the 2019 Easterns® are only eligible for those divisions they 
competed in at the 2019 Regionals. Please check the 2019 ESA Regional Rankings to see if you earned a slot or must apply for an alternate slot to the 2019 Easterns®. Competitors must sign-up before the August 8 deadline in order to reserve their slot. Any competitor applying for entry whose membership expires on or before September 30, 2019, must renew their membership along with their entry form and fee. To do so please pick your district and renew your membership at

Entry Instructions for invited and alternate competitors

Entries for both invited and alternate competitors must be received by the Eastern Surfing Association on or before 11:59PM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 through SurfSignup online or by postmarked mail. Online or mail entries not received or postmarked by the Eastern Surfing
Association on or before 11:59PM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 may be considered a late paid alternate. Note: There will be a $20 Late Fee for entries received after August 8, 2019.

NOTE: If your membership expires before Sept 30, 2019 please renew online at

Refunds: Refunds must be requested by Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11:59PM. The ESA will then issue any refund due to an official withdrawal or non-slotted competitor within 30 days from end of the 2018 Eastern Surfing Championships®. Refund of any entry fees does not cover the Surf signup convenience fee if you enter online. Any competitor wishing to withdraw must do so by email to receive a refund.  Note: A $20 ESA processing fee will be deducted from the total refund amount.

To Withdraw – You must notify [email protected] by email. (Email must be time stamped by September 4, 2019 at 11:59PM). You must also notify your District Director by phone, cell phone or email so they can verify your withdrawal at the Official Slot Meeting.

Refunds for Slotted Surfers: The ESA will issue a full refund to any slotted surfer who officially withdraws by September 4, 2019 11:59PM, 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 full refund up until 9:00AM the day before the event (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 full refund. The ESA will also issue a full refund to any alternate who does not receive a slot into the event.

The deadline for the Official Slot Meeting for any additional slotting of Alternates is Saturday, September 14, 2019. No beach entries.