ESA Championships: Tuesday’s Photo And Adult Champs

Day three of the 42nd annual ESA Championships—affectionately called “The Easterns” ‘round these parts—was held today (despite a midday rainstorm of epic proportions) at Lighthouse Jetty on the Outer Banks in waist to chest high and rippable surf. The adult divisions wrapped up today and as usual, Floridian surfers were the standouts. While New Hampshire legend Peter Pan claims that it’s because they’re used to surfing crappy waves, I’m of the belief that it’s because they just plain rip! Check the results of all the adult divisions below…

Anyway, the kids are all geared up to start their ESA title hunts tomorrow and with conditions predicted to be on the fun side, we’re looking forward to a heavy dose of shredding from “The Best Of The East”. Go get ‘em kids, the world is watching! To check the schedule and more info, go to SurfESA.org.—Justin Cote

2009 EASTERNS ADULT AWARDS

Ladies Longboard
1st Place JO PICKETT SNC
2nd Place ANA BAREND SNE
3rd Place BETH SCHUB CNC
4th Place NATHALIE GLENN CNC

Mens Longboard

1st Place TY MILLER NFL
2nd Place CHRIS MAKIBBAN DMV
3rd Place KEVIN DEWALD SNJ
4th Place THOMAS CAPPS CNC

Masters Longboard

1st Place KAI DILLING SSC
2nd Place JASON MOTES NFL
3rd Place SCOTT HOLMES NFL
4th Place MITCH KAUFMAN NFL

Legends Longboard

1st Place JESSE FERNANDEZ OBNC
2nd Place BILL WHATLEY NCFL
3rd Place RICK ANSON SSC
4th Place DAVID SLEDGE CNC

Women
1st Place MALLORY TURNER NFL
2nd Place Maria Kuzmovich NCFL
3rd Place JESSIE CARNES NFL
4th Place TEALE BECHENBACH NFL

Ladies
1st Place MINDY FITZPATRICK CNC
2nd Place ANA BAREND SNE
3rd Place KATE WHATLEY NCFL
4th Place TERRY GREEN NSC

Masters
1st Place JEFF ANTHONY NY
2nd Place SHAWN CLARK NSC
3rd Place JESSE McCRERY SSC
4th Place DAVID MANSOR SNJ

Senior Men
1st Place JASON MOTES NFL
2nd Place PAT EMERY CNJ
3rd Place DANIEL SACCHI SNC
4th Place RODRIGO MIRANDA SAFL

Grandmasters
1st Place JESSE FERNANDEZ OBNC
2nd Place MITCH KAUFMAN NFL
3rd Place BILL WHATLEY NCFL
4th Place JOE GROTTOLA SNJ


Legends

1st Place BILL WILLEM CNJ
2nd Place DAVID SLEDGE CNC
3rd Place BOBBY HOLLAND VA
4th Place TOM LEONIK SNJ

Grand Legends
1st Place PAUL EATON CFL
2nd Place Bryant Hungerford DMV
3rd Place TOM McCLAREN SNJ
4th Place KITTY PECHET SNE
5th Place CHUM McCRANELS PBFL

Men
1st Place DAVID HOLLOWAY NFL
2nd Place JUAN CARLOS GERENA PRC
3rd Place JEFFREY BARDEN PCFL
4th Place BRYCE HUMPHREY VA

The big ESA adult family. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

The big ESA adult family. Photo: Bielmann/SPL