About Us

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is dedicated to the sport of amateur surfing, to the operation of a program of amateur competition for surfers of all ages and abilities, and to the establishment and preservation of free access to a clean shoreline and ocean environment. It was founded in 1967 by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast. Our 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 our program. Two of the original founders of the ESA, Cecil Lear and David Reese, are still active in the association forty years later. To join the ESA and be eligible to compete in our contests, please visit http://www.surfesa.org/

Our local Southern South Carolina district holds it’s contests at Folly Beach, primarily at the Washout and occasionally at the Folly Beach pier. For more information, contact our Director Marshall DePass at ssc@surfesa.org or (843) 200-4653.

Contest entries, standings, and other information will be easily found here or on our facebook page. If you still have questions, feel free to comment or leave us a message.

ESA Pyramid