Eastern Surfing Association

Eastern Surfing Association is the largest amateur surfing association in the world. ESA's family oriented programs promote a healthy and active lifestyle. It is not uncommon to find two or three generations of the same family involved as members of the ESA, and actively competing in their program. Two of the original founders of the ESA, Cecil Lear and David Reese, are still active in the association forty years later.

The Association’s activities are organized into a total of twenty-six districts, which extend along nearly 2,000 miles of coastline. Stretching from Maine through the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama, and the Great Lakes across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, each district’s programs are developed and operated by a dedicated group of volunteer directors and staff. There are three districts in the NY NJ Surf area: New York, Central New Jersey, and South Jersey.

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ESA Membership

ESA Membership Fee Information
Competition: $50 base plus $5 each for each division
General: (non-competitive) $30
Family: $70 base plus $5 per competition division for each family member
Lifetime: $1000 individual Includes 5 divisions

ESA Rules of Competition