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Letters: Kudos to ECSC

In the past few years, I have visited the East Coast Surfing Championships at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to see high-caliber surfers and enjoy the vendors. This year’s ECSC, held in August, was particularly well organized and appealed not only to surfers but to every type of beach goer, with surfing, vendors, music, volleyball tournaments […]

ECSC cruising at 55

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.- The East Coast Surfing Championships is still the event if you’re a professional surfer you don’t want to miss. It continued on Saturday and into Sunday at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. It’s the 55th edition and is one of the benchmarks not only for the Beach, but for surfing in general. See the […]

Keanu Asing Wins QS3,000 Vans Pro in Virginia Beach

After all, former CT competitor Keanu Asing faced three former Vans Pro champions — Evan Geiselman, Patrick Gudauskas and Kanoa Igarashi — in the marquee heat. And in building two to three-foot wind chop at First Street Jetty, the Hawaiian put all three of those guys on the ropes with devastating backside flair. In fact, […]

East Coast Pro Comp Season Summons Blue-Collar Pros & Silver-Spoon Ams

  The O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest lit the fuze, where else will blow up? Yesterday, Rob Kelly won the the O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  This signaled the start of Pro Comp Season on the East Coast. Every weekend for the next month, competitive surfers will have a professional contest to look […]

ECSC Legends Hall of Fame inducting 10 new members

The East Coast Surfing Championships will induct 10 members into its Legends Hall of Fame during the 55th annual event that began Sunday and concludes next Sunday at the southernmost end of the Oceanfront. The ceremony will be held on the main stage at 5 p.m. Friday. The 10 will join 16 members in the […]

Contenders Have Come to Play

  Griffin Colapinto returns to Virginia Beach for 1st Street Jetty action and to continue his phenomenal 2017 campaign.WSL / JOHN W FERGUSON Momentum is a force to be reckoned with in the world of surfing. Which is why, at the upcoming Vans Pro QS3,000 in Virginia Beach, where 3,000 points are up for grabs, […]

ECSC starts Sunday

  Vicki Cronis-Nohe | The Virginian-PilotEvan Geiselman surfs in the finals of the Vans Pro division of the 54th Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships on Aug. 28. 2016 in Virginia Beach. Geiselman beat out local surfer Michael Dunphy, who placed second, to win the competition. About 500 surfers will soon descend on the Oceanfront […]

Fresh off his win!

THIS JUST IN! Fresh off his win at the US Open of Surfing, Kanoa Igarashi has been entered as a last minute Wild Card for the 55th Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships Presented by Vans and fueled by Monster Energy! He’ll be joined by both Evan Geiselman and Michael Dunphy. All THREE are former ECSC champions, heading up a star studded field of competitors. […]

Hampton Roads Show

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Our studio audience today was from the Virginia Beach Jaycees and they were here to tell us about the 55th Annual East Coast Surfing Championship kicking off in Virginia Beach next week. ECSC chairman, Charlie Pitts, stopped by to tell us more. 55th Annual ECSC August 21 – 28 Virginia Beach Oceanfront […]

He rode his bike to the East Coast Surfing Championships as a teen; now he’s the chairman

  Lee Belote | For The Virginian-PilotCharlie Pitts is chair for the Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships. He’s pictured here on the Oceanfront at 68th Street. When Charlie Pitts was a student at Virginia Beach Junior High School, he would ride his bike from his Red Wing neighborhood to the East Coast Surfing Championships […]

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