- Published on Friday, 20 April 2012 22:22
- Written by Super User
The Eastern Surfing Association is proud to announce that the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships will be held at the Hamlet Avenue beach access in Carolina Beach, NC May 3-6, 2012. Over 250 ESA competitors from Delaware to Georgia will compete for the title of ESA Region Champion and coveted slots to the ESA Easterns® held in September in Cape Hatteras.
The ESA Southern North Carolina District will be the Regional host District for the 5th time in the 28 year history of the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, the most of any District.
The 2004 Regionals were also held at the Hamlet Avenue beachaccess. “Our competitors and their families love coming to the Wilmington area, especially Carolina Beach” commented Harry Purkey, ESA Mid-Atlantic Region Director. “The waves and weather are great in May, the accommodations are excellent and the people are wonderful. Carolina Beach is one of the ESA’s favorite contest venues” continued Purkey.
“We are reall y excited to be back”. Competition will start Thursday May 3rd at 7AM and conclude mid-day Sunday, May 6.
Or follow us on the Web at Surfesa.org/Midatlantic for more information. Founded in 1967, the Eastern Surfing Association is the largest amateur surfing association in the United States with over 5,000 members in 25 ESA Districts from Maine to Alabama and also the Great Lakes. ESA surfing alumnus include 11 time World Champion Kelly Slater and Wilmington area surfing legends Bill Curry and Ben Bourgeois. In addition to holding over 200 surfing competitions each year, the ESA provides support to deserving college age surfers through the ESA Marsh Scholarship Fund.
The ESA is an IRS recognized 501.C(3) tax exempt organization.