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

New Article by Peter Pan

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Locals Dominate 2014 Final Standings

For the first time in decades, local South County surfers dominate the final standings of the recent Eastern Surfing Association New England contest circuit. After the 9-event series, area riders finished first in 14 out of 24 categories. Competitors were well tested in conditions that varied from Hurricane driven overhead heavies to miniscule one-foot ripples. Surfers traveled to Nantasket Beach, First Beach, Second Beach, Westerly Town Beach, and the Narragansett Town Beach on the circuit. The top finishers in each category now get to compete for northeast bragging rights, at the 2015 East Coast Championships Northeast Surf-Offs, which will be...

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Joe McGovern Loses Life in Freak Accident

The international surfing community lost a favorite son this past week, when world reknown surfing photographer Joe McGovern lost his life in a freak surfing accident at Paradise Beach, in Melbourne, Florida. Joe had come to Florida a few days early, while on assignment to photograph the annual Surf Expo in Orlando, for the Eastern Surfing Association and the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame. Apparently, he wiped out on a good-sized wave, and hit his head on a sandbar. This caused him to lose consciousness and drown in the surf. Joe was a life-long resident of Narragansett, who started his...

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