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The Eastern Surfing Association is hosting its Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship presented
by Liquid Shredder in Folly Beach, South Carolina April 24-27th, 2014.

The ESA is the largest amateur surf organization in the United States. Established in 1967, the non-
profit ESA will bring over 260 competitors, along with spectators to the resort area for four days of
exciting surfing and SUP surfing competition.

"We are thrilled to bring this event back to Folly Beach," says ESA Executive Director Michelle

Harry Purkey, ESA's Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, has been involved in the ESA for many years.
"We are stoked to be back in Folly Beach for the ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships for the
fourth time since 1991. The outpouring of local support for our Championships has been incredible
and beyond compare. Folly Beach and the ESA-SSC District always deliver for the ESA in the surf
and on the beach – first class all the way. You can't beat a top shelf event served up with a big
helping of Low Country hospitality! Thanks so much to our wonderful hosts," Purkey says.

The competitors for this event have qualified through their local ESA districts. They will be competing
for their chance to surf the ESA's final championship event, the Easterns.

A live, streaming webcast will cover all four days of competition on the ESA website. The ESA is
welcoming any local sponsors who are interested. "Not only do businesses and individuals get a tax
benefit for donating since the ESA is a non-profit, they are helping to promote this exciting event to a
huge audience of various demographics," Sommers adds.

ESA's national sponsors for this event include Reflekt Polarized, johnnie-O, Sick Trix, Sanuk, Catch
Surf, Surfer Magazine, Swellinfo, Sticky Bumps Surf Wax, Surfco, Chums and MCC Global Travel.
Local sponsors include Liquid Shredder, The Town of Folly Beach, The Tides Hotel, Dirt Roads
Design, Beach Tuff, McKevlin's Surf Shop, Ocean Surf Shop, Brannen Construction, Tybee Beach
Ecology Trips, Prissy Tomboy, The New Primal, The Quarter Sports Bar and Grill and Origami Owl.

The ESA, which is in its 47th
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 302-988-1953 or