Southern ESA Contest #1

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Date(s) - 03/15/2014
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Carolina Beach


How to participate in our contests:

To participate in ESA/CNC contests, one must become a member of the Eastern Surfing Association. Memberships must be renewed yearly during the month joined. Other membership benefits include a year’s subscription to Transworld Surf Magazine (allow 6-8 weeks for first delivery), discounts at local surf shops, eligibility to upper level competitions & educational scholarships. (see contest policy)

Contest Sign-ups:

Entry forms for our contests will be placed in area surf shops about 1- 2 weeks prior to each event and are always available online. Completed forms and entry fee can be left at the following area surf shops no later than WEDNESDAY, 6 PM before each contest: (see contest policy)

For those living outside the Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle area, you may sign up for contests online using a credit card on the CNC website. Or you may print out a general entry form and mail to:

7303 Archers Creek Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(** NOTE: The same deadline applies – Wednesday, 6 PM before the contest **)

1A & 2A Divisions:

In our larger divisions (Boys, Jrs., Men’s) all new competitors start in 2A. The 1A division is also an entry-level division in very large districts. Competitors remain in 2A until 1) the surfer wins a contest in that division or 2) the surfer accumulates 2000 points. Competitors may choose to remain in 2A to gain experience and confidence. Once a competitor elects to compete in the 3A division he/she may no longer compete at the 2A level.

The Birthday Rule and our Season:

The CNC season generally starts in early spring and finishes in Sept. or Oct. This may vary slightly from year to year. We usually attempt to run six points contests each year. We also offer specialty events, like a Team Challenge or a Surf Clinic.

Your competition age group is determined by your age as of 1/1/of the year following our season’s end. For example, during the summer of the 2012 competition season, your competition age is determined by how old you will be on 1/1/2013 . It is possible that a surfer who is 14 years old for most of the season could end up surfing in Junior Men if that person turns 15 in Nov. or Dec.

Trophies & Awards Banquet:

Trophies are awarded at each contest for the Novice Menehune, 3A Menehune, and Boys & Girls at our contests. Season plaques are awarded at the end of the season at our annual Awards Banquet/Christmas Party to all other competitors who compete in at least 3 contests. We also work with local surf shops and businesses to try to provide prizes at our contests.

District Website:

CNC uses a district website to communicate important information to our membership. Visit to see our season schedulecontest policy,pointsdownload entry formsESA rulesphotoscontest results, and the latest news from our district. Visit often as the website will be updated regularly.

Volunteerism & the need for help:

All members of the Eastern Surfing Association are volunteers. We are in constant need of help to keep our district running smoothly. We welcome help in the form of judges, tabulators, photographers, fund-raisers, judge coordinators, equipment help (set up and breakdown), guest directors, & journalists. Contact Beth or Stephanie (see below) if you would like to volunteer. Thanks!

Contact Us:

Beth Schub, (CNC Director) or

or mail us at:

7303 Archers Creek Drive
Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594

ESA/CNC, 7303 Archers Creek Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina 285

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