2014 ESA Easterns to be held at Jennette’s Pier September 14-20

Event presented by The Outer Banks Tourism Bureau and johnnie-O

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Photo: Mickey McCarthy

The Eastern Surfing Association will hold its 47th Annual Easterns® Surfing Championship at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina beginning Sunday, September 14th, with seven straight days of exciting competition featuring the best amateur surfers from the entire East Coast.

"We are thrilled to be back in Nags Head for our largest event of the year," said ESA Executive Director, Michelle Sommers. "The Outer Banks always offers contestable surf and Jennette's Pier is one of the area's premier surf breaks."

Competitors qualified for this event through three ESA Regional events, which took place this past spring. Over 300 competitors surfing in 25 separate divisions will be battling it out for the title of 2014 Easterns® Champion before a panel of professional judges utilizing a computerized scoring system.

A live webcast of the all the 2014 Easterns® action throughout the week will be streaming on the ESA website at www.surfesa.org. A contestant banquet is scheduled for Thursday, September 18th from 6:30-9:00PM at Jennette's Pier for the all competitors, their families and spectators.

Outer Banks local Mickey McCarthy will serve as the official event photographer, with photos, as well as important updates and competitor information, posted to the ESA website and Facebook page daily.

The Outer Banks Tourism Bureau and johnnie-O have come on board as presenting sponsors of the 2014 Easterns®. The ESA is also proud to have many other sponsors supporting the event, including Reflekt Polarized, Sick Trix.com, GoPro, Sticky Bumps, Liquid Shredder, Chums, Xcel Wetsuits, Sanuk, Rip Curl, Athleta, Pepsi Bottling Company, Catch Surf, Surfer Magazine, Surfco Hawaii, Surf Nano Products, Media in Motion, Sharkinetics, Swellinfo.com and Lasting Image Promotional Products & Apparel.

Outer Banks businesses supporting the event include Jennette's Pier, Sun Realty, Stan White Realty & Construction, Kitty Hawk Surf Company, Scotch Hall Preserve, Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals, Banxblock Sunscreen, Pamilico Jacks, Café Lachine, Waveriders Coffee & Deli, Tiki Tavz Beachin BBQ, TW's Bait and Tackle and Hatteras Island Christian Fellowship, who have generously stepped up to ensure a fantastic 2014 Easterns® event!

The ESA, which is in its 47th year, is a 501(c)(3) 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.

Press Contact:
Michelle Sommers
Executive Director
Eastern Surfing Association
centralhq@surfesa.org
302-988-1953
www.surfesa.org