May 3-5 | Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
The Eastern Surfing Association, ESA, is the largest amateur surfing association in the world. 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. The action goes down at the beach next to Jennette’s Pier, where the waves provide the perfect playground for the country’s top surfers to compete. Eleven time world professional surfing champion Kelly Slater and former world professional women’s surfing champion Lisa Anderson both learned their competitive skills through the Eastern Surfing Association. Spectators are welcome to spread out a beach towel or pull up a beach chair along the sand, and watch the incredible skill and talent which will take place along the waves.