Easterns 2017 Registration is Open

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SEPT 17 – 23, 2017

Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC
The best amateur surfers on the East Coast competing to be Easterns® champion!

Competitors registering for 2017 Easterns® MUST have competed in the 2017 ESA Regionals in order to be eligible for a regular slot or an alternate slot to the 2017 Easterns®, and have a current ESA membership through September 30, 2017.

Please check the 2017 Regional Rankings to see if you earned a slot or must apply for an alternate slot to the 2017 Easterns®.

Two ways to enter:

Preferred method – 2017 Easterns® online entry

Printable/Mail in entry form  – 2017 Easterns® Entry Form

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Contest #4 08/27/2016 *Updated*

Saturday August 27th is looking quite fun for our next contest.

Remember to register on-line http://safl.surfsignup.com/events/event
to get your spot reserved.

**updated** Registration re-opened Sign Up before 5:00pm today Friday 8/26/16 which is the cutoff.

Open shortboard will be the first division of the morning.

We are contemplating not running the Menehune Longboard or Jr. Women Longboard Divisions.

Looking for some strong judges. Must be an ESA member.

To register for events or membership, you must create an account or login. http://safl.surfsignup.com/events/event .

Contest Price; $10.00 entry fee, $10.00 each additional division. l Beach entries will be subject to $10.00 late fee per division. Open Shortboard heat #1 will start at 8:00 a.m. All heats are four (4) M/F heats 15 min each with finals at 20 min.

4th of July *Updated*

Come down to the St. Augustine Beach Pier Monday for the 50th Annual Sun n’ Surf 4th of July Contest in Loving Memory of Bill Murray. This contest was started by the Bernstein family when they owned the Sun n’ Surf Shop many years ago. ESA SAFL took over hosting of the event. This is a family fun filled day of surf, laughter, waves and sun, please join us in our festivities. If any businesses would like to donate prizes or goodies to be handed out to the contestants the day of the event we would greatly appreciate anything you can offer. We are a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization that operates solely on donations from our sponsors as well as the entry fees for the contests and all work is done by volunteers to make our organization a well oiled machine. We look forward to seeing you all at the beach. Visit our website http://safl.surfesa.org if you would like to become a member and surf the contests register online at http://safl.surfsignup.com the cutoff for entry is July 3rd at 5:00pm register before it is to late. A big thank you goes out to all of our sponsors without them running our contests wouldn’t be possible: Aqua East, The Bailey Group, Bert Tavary, D.D.S., Brightway Insurance The Casey Agency, Christian Surfers, The Girl Next Door, Island Builders, Mojo’s Tacos, Olde Carriage Realty, Pam Hill, Pit Surf Shop, Salt Life Food Shack, Set In Stone Marble & Granite, Sunset Grille & Surf Station. Any businesses that would like to donate goodies/prizes for the competitors would be greatly appreciated.


CPR/Ocean Rescue Course

ESA-SAFL is excited to announce our first CPR certification course along with an ocean rescue course to the first 20 members who sign up or message myself or Shantel. The course will be held at 5:00p.m. June 20th, 2016( Monday ). The location for the course will be held at St. Augustine Beach Pier Cultural center. Cost is $20.00 per person. ( ESA Members Only ) Checks made payable to First Coast Lifesavers. Please make sure to be at the center no later than 4:45p.m. June 20th. This upcoming Monday. Email us at: safl@surfesa.org to sign-up.

Contest #2 Is On! Schedule Posted

See you all at the beach, Mary Street 8:00 a.m.

Here is the schedule for the day.

ESA SAFL | Contest #2 | Schedule


8:15a.m.      Open Shortboard QUARTERS

9:00a.m.      Boys U16 SEMI

9:30a.m.      Boys U14 SEMI

10:00a.m.    Boys U18 SEMI

10:30a.m.    Grand Legends/Legends FINAL

10:50a.m.    Menehune U12 FINAL / Micro Menehune FINAL

11:10a.m.   Girls U16 FINAL 

11:30a.m.   Menehune U12 LB FINAL


12:30p.m.    Senior Men / Men FINAL

12:50p.m.    Open Semi #1

1:05p.m.    Open Semi #2

1:20p.m.    GIRLS U14 FINAL


2:00p.m.      BOYS U16 FINAL

2:20p.m.      BOYS U14 FINAL

2:30p.m.      BOYS U18 FINAL

2:50p.m.      OPEN S.B. FINAL

Volunteers Are Very Appreciated!!




#1 Is Done!

ESA-SAFL wrapped up contest #1 of the 2016/2017 season with some fresh faces, great conditions and some super solid performances. Today is a day both competitors and family will always have in the memory bank. The first contest of the season was greeted with major love produced by Mother Nature in the name of Tropical Depression Bonnie. Producing solid surf throughout the tides. Coupled with the over abundance of sandbars gave competitors a lot of epic opportunities to showcase their abilities. The surfing was on another level with both super aggressive and progressive moves being displayed from the start. Big power turns, vertical fin free, multiple 3-5 maneuver waves, big airs, and of course a few super deep tube sections. It was very inspiring to watch the growth of our surfers, proud moments.

The 2016 season marked the start of our 4 man/woman heats along with some superb judging by our hand picked panel of judges. Thank you to Nikita Pandelos, Chase Stevens, Casey Piester, Bubba Tyson, and to Sunny Stevens who heads up the judging. Special thanks to our Master Grill Team, Brian Burger, Chuck Higgins, and Will Pierce. A big thank you to both Shantel DeLorenzo and Pam Hill for the expert tabulating. Well done, well done. Last but not least, Thank you to the members for registering online. This helps shave an hour or more off the start which helps us all at the end of a long day at the beach.

ESA-SAFL would like to welcome the new members to the district Matt Martin, Alex Altman, Mark Harvey, William Harvey, Skylar Riddling, Matt Jones, Todd Darcel, Stephen Kraft, Maddie Franz, Aspen Tucker, Joel Luteran, Jonah Luteran, Josh Luteran, Nate Cruz, Phillip Cruz, Chip McGraw, Crockett McGraw, Fitch McGraw, Cooper McGraw, Eric Macy, Gavin Coluccio, Logan Coluccio, Kai Bumstead. We look forward to surfing with you in the immediate future. ESA-SAFL is honored to name the following surfers and commend them on their awesome performances throughout the contest. Joel Luteran, Evan Tyson, Carl Burger, Kai DeLorenzo, Shawn Arthur Jr., Quinn Higgins, C.J. Garren, Casey Piester.

Final Results Contest #1 May 28, 2016:


  1. Evan Tysoon

  2. Carl Burger

  3. Josh Luteran

  4. Kai Bumstead

Girls U14

  1. Maddie Franz

  2. Samantha Froemming

  3. Aspen Tucker

  4. Brielle Bennett

Boys u14

  1. Joel Luteran

  2. Evan Tyson

  3. Carl Burger

  4. Gavin Coluccio

Boys U16

  1. Kai DeLorenzo

  2. Joel Luteran

  3. Quinn Higgins

  4. Shawn Arthur, Jr.

Menehune LB

  1. Joel Luteran

  2. Maddie Franz

Jr. Men U18

  1. Kai DeLorenzo

  2. CJ Garren

  3. Elijah Hair

  4. Brayden Bryant

Jr. Men LB

  1. Eric Macy

  2. Matt Martin

Mens LB

  1. Bubba Tyson

Masters LB

  1. Chip McGraw


  1. Charley Hajek

  2. Stephen Kraft

Legends LB

  1. Charlie Quick

Grand Legends

  1. Charlie Quick

  2. Gene Rutherford

Senior Men

  1. Shawn Arthur, Sr.

  2. Todd Darcel

  3. Andy DeLorenzo

  4. Jason Froemming

Open Shortboard

  1. Shawn Arthur, Jr.

  2. Casey Piester

  3. Kai DeLorenzo

  4. Shawn Arthur, Sr.




Pumped for Waves

Is everyone getting pumped for the contest Saturday? We are too! Just trying to obtain permits from the County which isn’t an easy task! Will keep everyone updated. Hope you are receiving our emails.


After Banquet Fundraiser

***** ESA-SAFL Members / NEWS *****

Please read about our end of 2015 season banquet which is for our ESA members only below at the link. Immediately following the event on March 5th (around 1:30pm) we are planning to head across the street to have a few hours of beach time with our members, family, friends and anyone else that would like to attend. We are looking to gather as many friends of Nathan Pierce and are asking for donations. Nathan was severely injured while skateboarding. The donations will then be given to Nathan’s Family so that they will be able to off set the cost of travel to and from Wolfson’s Hospital as well as food cost throughout their stay while attending to Nathan. Any and all donations will be accepted. This is not a contest but merely a time to support one of our kids. Please bring your own refreshments, food, sunscreen, and good vibes. Please share this post.

Since we already had our date set for the banquet the timing is perfect for a get together. I am not planning on accepting any checks but have a few plans of action. 1.) MasterCard / Visa Gift card any amount. 2.) We will accept cash. All donations will be detailed as to amount and donor. The donor will then sign a card or similar. 3.) We will then announce at the end of the day the collection amount. 4.) I am going to need a few volunteers to keep track of that process and the donations but I am sure that will not be all that difficult.

Please spread the word. Any questions call:

Andy DeLorenzo 904-377-1949 or Shantel DeLorenzo 904-377-3023

The family also has a GOFUNDME page set up to offset expenses. If you can’t make our event then please consider donating. 






Out with 2015 In with 2016


Out with 2015 In with 2016

Hello ESA SAFL Members,

We are very excited to announce the date has been set for the end of season 2015 banquet. It will be Saturday, March 5th, 2016 starting at 10:30 a.m. at Salt Life Food Shack. We look forward to seeing everyone there! The new Schedule for 2016 is up on the website along with the new online Surf SignUp link registering for your membership, regionals and contests.  If you did not get a slot for Regionals and you surfed at least 2 contests during our 2015 season then you can register for regionals as an alternate. All entries must be submitted by March 7th Monday at 11:59p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Banquet!


APRIL 15 – 17, 2016

Paradise Beach Park, Melbourne Beach, Florida
2016 Southeast Regional Entry Form
Register online for the 2016 ESA Southeast Regional

PLEASE NOTE:  If your membership expires before September 30, 2016 you will be required to renew online at http://esa.surfsignup.com/ prior to registering and securing a spot.


There will be no contests in August.

Our next contest will be the week before Easterns

Saturday, Sept. 12th 2015