The East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC) is an annual surfing contest held in Virginia Beach, Virginia on the oceanfront, and is one of the United States Surfing Federation’s major amateur events. The ECSC stretches over a four-day period every year in late August at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
The original inspiration for the East Coast Surfing Championships came from Long Island, New York in the summer of 1962 when a group of teens held a beach and surf party. Since its official establishment in Virginia Beach in 1963, the ECSC has grown to be the second-longest-running surfing contest in the world (Mitchell, 1963-2011)
58th Annual championship is scheduled to be from august 23rd to 30th, 2020 till further amendments. With a history of 50 years of success, ESA contests are organized at the grassroots, district level on a year-round basis. Each district conducts four or more contests per year, and each year the ESA has over 150 competitions along the entire East Coast.
From the local district level, top finishers are invited to advance to Region competitions (of which there are three; Southeast, Mid-Atlantic & Northeast). The top finishers in those Regional championship events are invited to The Easterns® which is held each September on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.