2014 Battle of the Beach

Photo Joe McGovern

Summer 2014

Sunrise in NH

Photo Bryan Nicholson

Summer 2014

Sunrise at the Beach

Photo Bryan Nicholson

ESA Contest Season Gears Up

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2015 Regionals Results

Local Surfers Excel At Regional Championships The forecast was for flat surf, and when Northeast Competition Director, Joe Grottola drove by the beach on the way to the contest, there was not a swell in sight. “As I headed to the contest site, there was not a ripple to be had,” said Joe. “I was concerned about what we were going to do.” Fortunately, as the tide began to recede, two and three foot, glassy waves began to break, and the contest began on time. “It was a miracle, but we got ridable surf for the entire event, and it really...

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2015 NE Longboard Classic Results

2015 NE Longboard Classic Results

While the water and air temperatures were icy cold, the performances were hot, at the 2015 edition of what has now become a New England ritual in local surfing circles. It turned out that Massachusetts Competition Director Chick Frodigh’s initial concern that the surf would all but disappear at high tide, was unfounded. The onshore winds picked up in the early afternoon, pushing in ridable surf right through the tides. Several contests were hotly contested, and offered spectators some exciting surfing. The Masters was one of those. It featured a battle of two ESA veteran competitors, Kevin Roy and Kai Holtbakk....

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