Surfing America and the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) have officially announced their return partnership. The largest amateur surfing association in the USA, the ESA, has provided a solid program of competition for surfers of all ages since 1967 and was one of the “charter” member associations that helped form Surfing America back in 2004.
Surfing America is the official International Surfing Association recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the United States and is responsible for holding the USA Surfing Championships each year and selecting the official USA Surf Team to represent the USA at international competitions.
Surfing America promotes growth, competitive success and a positive image of surfing in the United States and strives to provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, administrating and advancing the sport, while producing champions.
As the oldest and largest surfing organization on the East Coast, it is important to have the ESA under the Surfing America umbrella and for their surfers to have access to the Surfing America Prime Series, USA Championships and PacSun USA Surf Team,” said Greg Cruse, Surfing America Executive Director.
Michelle Sommers, ESA Executive Director, adds, “Our members have been dedicated to the ESA for many years and they really want that path to the USA Surfing Championships. I am thrilled that Surfing America has welcomed the Eastern Surfing Association back with such enthusiasm.”
The ESA, now celebrating 46 years, 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.