ECSC: 50th East Coast Surfing Championship is America's Only 6-Star
The East Coast Surfing Championship in Virginia Beach celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year and is now the only six-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) contest in America!
The annual event put on the by the Virginia Beach Jaycees has historically been recognized the oldest surfing competition in North America and the second longest continuously-run surf contest in the world, but this new rating – an upgrade made specifically in conjunction with milestone golden anniversary – now officially places the ECSC in class all by itself.
Surfers competing in ASP Star events gain ratings points that figure into the ASP World Rankings, with the top 32 surfers qualifying for the ASP World Tour – all of which suggests that the highest caliber of professional surfers on the planet will compete in front of local fans like never before this year.
The 2011 ECSC hosted over 800 participants across more than 35 divisions.
This year’s contest is set for August 20-26, 2012 at the First Street jetty on the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Watch OBXentertainment.com for our continuing coverage the 50th Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships in the coming weeks!