2009 ECSC Update: Cormican Wins Pro Division And Complete Results Are In

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Groms, you want to get your paws on some free stuff? Get on down to Virginia Beach. Another happy customer. Photo: Shon Lassiter

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2009 ECSC champ Aaron Cormican, showing how he brings home the hardware. Photo: Lassiter

By Michael Dunphy

When most people hear the phrase ECSC, they think of parties, girls, and flat waves. While the first two lived up to the normal hype, tropical storm Danny spun its way right off the mid-Atlantic coast right on time, providing very fun surf for some of the East Coast’s top pros and amateurs.

With Coastal Edge stepping up as the main event sponsor, the event was taken to the next level this year. Tents were stacked everywhere you looked on the beach and in the parking lots. With the deluge of surf companies raising their flags and banners, it looked and felt like an East Coast version of the U.S. Open. And just like how the U.S. Open had some of the best surf in its history, this year’s ECSC followed suit with rippable chest to head-high waves for most of the event.

Going into the final day most people had their money on the usual favorites: Asher “the Slasher” Nolan and Aaron “Gorkkkkyy” Cormican. These two showed why they’ve both won here before and lived up to the hype, attacking waves almost as hard as they attacked the local bar scene the previous nights. Rounding out the final was New Smyrna’s Nils Schweitzer and Jackson Beach local Wayne Satterwhite.

Gorkin started out strong and never looked back, punting airs and throwing reverses as if he were right at home. With the win, Gorkin made it his third east coast comp win in a row and fourth victory in five years at the ECSC. “I’m really happy to come up here and pull through with a win” said an elated Cormican. “I’m also super stoked to see my boy Nils make the final.” On the Pro Junior side New Jersey’s own Rob Kelly brought his A game against some of the best juniors on the right coast. Rob was able to slash his way to victory backside and take home a quick 1G straight back to the Garden State.

Complete Results of the 47th East Coast Surfing Championships:

PRO
1. Aaron Cormican
2. Asher Nolan
3. Nils Schweitzer
4. Wayne Satterwhite

JUNIOR PRO
1. Rob Kelly
2. Cole Richards
3. Spencer Reagan
4. Balaram Stack

OPEN
1. Evan Barton
3. Cole Richards
2. Raven Lundy
4. Ken Hunt

PRO WOMEN
1. Karina Petroni
2. Connie Arias
3. Lauren Mclean
4. Kayla Beckmann

BOYS
1. Corey Howell
2. Morgan Taylor
3. Julian Payne
4. Matthew Aycud

PRO LONGBOARD
1. Mikey Detemple
2. Justin Quintal
3. Alex Strangeways
4. Mike Melchiorre

MENEHUNE LONGBRD.
1. Weston Williams
2. Dylan Goss
3. Morgan T. Leavel
4. Mathew Aycud

LEGENDS
1. Bruce Willis
2. Bobby Holland
3. James Provo
4. C.D. Thomas

MENS
1. Bryce Humphrey
2. Jake Horton
3. Dalton Gilley
4. Tyler Bohn

SENIOR MEN
1. Seth Broudy
2. Jay Trinder
3. Gil DeVera
4. Joe Dabiero

LEGENDS LONGBOARD
1. Jimbo Pierce
2. Bobby Holland
3. Bobby Chenman
4. Billy Almond
MENS LONGBOARD
1. Carmen Garcia
2. Jeremy Carpenter
3. Ryan Johnson
4. Chase Barrett

SENIOR WOMEN
1. Liz Hauser
2. Carrie Travers
3. Suzie Walton
4. Ainslee Wallace

MASTERS
1. Nathan Evans
2. Jesse Mc Grery
3. Jimmy Mendillo
4. Chip Clark

SENIOR WOMEN LONG
1. Morgan Knight
2. Kahlene Harris
3. Carrie Travers
4. Susan Walton

MASTER LONGBOARD
1. Chris Crockett
2. Preston Metcalf
3. Chris Burnette
4. Lee Atkins

OPEN LONGBOARD
1. Ty Roach
2. Chase Barrett
3. Bobby Holland
4. Carmen Garcia

WOMEN BODYBOARD
1. Heidi Markert
2. Marie Legge
3. Yliana Gillen

MENEHUNES
1. Luke Marks
2. Eric Kaiser
3. Luke Gordon
4. Katie Gordon

SENIOR BODYBOARD
1. Anthony DelliCarpini
2. Shane Sears
3. Anthony Merril
4. Matthew Snyder

JR. WOMEN LONGBD
1. Allison Parks
2. Katie Gordon
3. Alison Bowman
4. Zoe Sizemore
5. Jessie Duer

MENEHUNE BODYBRD.
1. John Joyce
2. Noah Fiedler
3. Joey Gillen
4. Hunter Skolnick

SENIOR LONGBOARD
1. Ricky Judalena
2. Grey Martin
3. Joe Gillen
4. Ryan Merritt

GRAND LEGEND LONG
1. Michael Clark
2. Don Davis
3. Roger Smith
4. Murphy Hoeckel
5. Larry French

Gorkin blasts his way to another ECSC title. Photo: Lassiter