With the crisp Ocean breeze and clean late summer waves, there's no better time to surf New Jersey than September. Revel is pleased to announce that Surfing America, the national governing body for surfing in the United States, will be holding their first Surfing America Prime East event of the 2012/2013 season at Revel Beach, Atlantic City, NJ, September 28 – 30, 2012.
Surfing America Prime is the highest level of junior surfing in the nation. Competitors from all over the East coast with come to Revel Beach to test their skills against the best in the East to qualify for the USA Championships at Lower Trestles, San Onofre State Beach, in June, and possibly earn spot on the PacSun USA Surf Team. Surfing America Prime events feature professional judging by Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and International Surfing Association (ISA) certified judges, computer scoring, professional announcing and 4 person 20-minute heats. Competitors qualify for the Prime series on the East Coast by excelling in either National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) or Atlantic Surfing Federation (ASF) competitions the previous season.
The competition will run from approximately 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday depending on surf and tides. The event is open to the public to watch free of charge. In addition to the Surf Competition, PacSun USA Junior Surf Team Coach, Ryan Simmons, will be running a free coaching clinic for competitors on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Also ASP Judge Gordon Lawson will hold a short judging clinic on Saturday morning at 7:30 AM. All events will take place on Revel Beach.
"We are super stoked to have Revel host our event in Atlantic City," said Surfing America Executive Director, Greg Cruse. "The resort is amazing and combined with the wide sandy Revel Beach, we couldn't ask for a better venue for our event."
During the event on Saturday, AC Surf Schools will be hosting free surf lessons for Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City members. PacSun USA Surf Team members and Surfing America Prime Surfers will be lending a hand as guest instructors.
Revel is a new destination for uncommon recreation. The beachfront resort is smoke-free and features more than 1,800 rooms with sweeping ocean views. The resort houses a 130,000-square-foot casino with more than 2,000 slot machines, nearly 100 table games, electronic tables and a Poker Room. Designed to embrace its natural surroundings, Revel curates a collection of daylife and nightlife experiences crafted to bring the outside in and the inside out. Indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, lounges, and a 32,000-square-foot spa provide guests with a relaxing resort, while an outstanding collection of 14 restaurant concepts from award-wining chefs and restaurateurs, live entertainment featuring marquee acts and international artists, nightclubs, a casino that feels like a theatre and a collection of boutiques in The Row tailor to each guest's passions. Revel recently received regional recognition in the annual 'Best of Philly' awards by Philadelphia magazine, named the 'Best of Philly 2012 Casino Hotel.'
To start your Revel journey, visit www.revelresorts.com. To receive the latest updates on Revel, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/revel and follow @revelresorts on Twitter. Revel is located on the Boardwalk at Revel Blvd in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
About Surfing America, Inc.
Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sport’s World Governing Authority. http://isasurf.org
Surfing America is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization and an industry-wide initiative. With a primary emphasis on youth development, key projects include: improving competition standards, hosting national championship events, and selecting and fielding the official United States Surf Team to compete internationally. http://www.surfingamerica.org
Surfing America Mission Statement
The Mission of Surfing America is to promote the growth, competitive success, and positive image of surfing in the USA and to provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing, and administrating the sport–while producing champions.
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