East Coast Surfing Championships Kick Off Thursday

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What: The 48th Annual Coastal Edge Eastern Surfing Championships
Where: Virginia Beach, Virginia.
When: August 25-29, 2010
Who: The best professional and amateur surfers from up and down the East Coast.
Why: Because it’s just like the US Open of Surfing but with a bikini contest! Don’t like bikinis? How about freestyle motocross, tow-ats, longboarding with Joel Tudor, vert and mini ramp skating, super groms, and live music. Do you like that kind of stuff?

For more information go to www.surfecsc.com

2010 ECSC Pro-Am Contenders

Aaron "Gorkin" Cormican

Aaron "Gorkin" Cormican

Aaron Cormican
Age: 30
Hometown: New Smyrna, Florida
Odds: Even though Cormican hasn’t been on an all-out winning spree like last summer, he’s still the odds-on favorite to win the ECSC. With a wide array of airs that he’s able to launch on just about any size wave, he’s made a habit of sending visiting pros and East Coast shredders back to the drawing board and will in all likelihood do it again this year.

Asher Nolan
Age: 31
Hometown: Neptune Beach, Florida
Odds: Asher won in VB in 2008 and stands the best chance at unseating Cormican from the winner’s circle. He’s got a vicious forehand snap that throws a ton of spray and is his bread and butter for clinching heats. Not to mention he’s a seasoned competitor that’s got a solid game plan and has seen it all.

Nils Schweizer
Age: 24
Hometown: New Smyrna, Florida
Odds: Lately Nils has been best known for his heavy-water barrel-charging skills. He’s displayed them in contests like the Volcom Pipeline Pro where he clawed his way to the quarters, as well as the Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido more recently. Of course, it’s a rare day that barrel skills come in handy in VB, and that’s not why we put Nils in here as a contender; like many guys in the New Smyrna crew, he’s also got a tight small-wave act, as evidenced by his showing in the finals here last year.

Michael Dunphy
Age: 20
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Odds: There’s been a long, dismal drought for a hometown winner at the ECSC, but Michael Dunphy may just be able to make it rain. His surfing is whip quick, and he’s been getting more and more consistent with landing the more progressive stuff in his repertoire. Now twenty years old, he’s throwing more spray as well and might just surprise some people with how much his surfing has progressed in the last year.

2010 Pro Junior ECSC Contenders
Rob Kelly
Age: 20
Hometown: Ocean City, New Jersey
Odds: Considering Rob won the Pro Junior last year and has enough ESA hardware to fill a basement, there’s a pretty solid chance he’ll repeat this year. Rob’s been traveling a bunch this year, rubbing elbows with lots of pros, which has helped polish his surfing. He’s also added some more kick and waft to his game, and the smooth goofy-foot will vie to keep the junior title in the Garden State.

Balaram Stack
Age: 18
Hometown: Point Lookout, New York
Odds: Balaram finaled in the Pro Junior last year and would love to upgrade his result with a win at the ECSC. While he’s not known for his contest results, the fact is, he’s one of the beat young surfers on the East Coast; and if he’s on a hot streak and feeling good, he’s more than capable of going home with the title.

Philip Goold
Age: 20
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Odds: Along with Michael Dunphy, Phil represents the future of Virginia surf and is the other VB kid who could make his hometown proud. No surprise, Phil rips in small surf, but his surfing has matured in the last year as well. Last year he won the Pro Junior at the Belmar Pro, we’ll see if he can do the same at home this year.

2010 East Coast Surfing Championships Schedule Of Events
* All events are free and open to the public
* All Events and Times Subject to Change
*All live music music acts perform at the Monster Energy Stage at 2nd St. and at the Coastal Edge ECSC Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Main Stage at 4th St.

Wednesday August 25
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Amateur & Professional Surfing at 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM T Shirt sales tents open at 2-6th Street
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Food Vendor Court open 3rd- 4th Street
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Malbon Brothers Luau – Competitors – vip kick off party

Thursday August 26
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Amateur & Professional Surfing at 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Vendor Village “Uniting the Tribe” at the Jetty 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Coastal Edge Store Open at 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM T Shirt sales tents open at 2-6th Street
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Food Vendor Court open 3rd- 4th Street
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM LIVE MUSIC Lewis McGehee at Hardee’s Hand-Breaded ChickenTenders 4th Street Main Stage
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM LIVE MUSIC Mercy Creek at Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders

Friday August 27
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Amateur & Professional Surfing at 2nd Street
7:00 AM – 10:00 PM T Shirt sales tents open at 2-6th Street
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Food Vendor Court open 3rd – 4th Street
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Vendor Village “Uniting the Tribe” at the Jetty 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Coastal Edge Store Open at 2nd Street
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Beverage Tent open 4th Street
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fox Freestyle Motocross Exhibition 2nd Street
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Battle at the Jetty Vans Vert Ramp Challenge 2nd Street
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fox Freestyle Motocross Exhibition 2nd Street
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Billabong “All Out Air Assault” Tow-At Exhibition 2nd Street at Pro Surfing
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Battle at the Jetty Vans Vert Ramp Challenge 2nd Street
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM LIVE MUSIC Two Tone Cadillac at Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street Main Stage
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Band of the Day at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM LIVE MUSIC Hot Spur at Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Band of the Day at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Band of the Day at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street
6:30 PM – 8:00PM LIVE MUSIC Carbon Jam at the Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street Main Stage
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Band of the Day at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM LIVE MUSIC Butter at Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender 4th Street Main Stage

Saturday August 28
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Amateur & Professional Surfing at 2nd Street
7:00 AM – 10:00 PM T Shirt Sales Tents Open at 2-6th Streets
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM ECSC 8K Run and Kid’s Fun Run Finish Line & Awards Ceremony at 5th Street
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Skimboard Competition 4th Street
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Beach Volleyball Tournament 4th – 6th Streets
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM U.S. Beach Flag Football Championships 6th – 7th Streets
8:30 AM – 8:00 PM World Sand Soccer Association Tournament 7th – 8th Streets
8:30 AM – 8:00 PM Beach Wiffleball Tournament 8th – 9th Streets
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Virginia Beach Cornhole Tournament 4th Street
10:00 AM- 6:00 PM Vans Mini-Ramp Jam at Coastal Edge’s Vendor Village 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Food Vendor Court open 3rd – 4th Street
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Vendor Village “Uniting the Tribe” at the Jetty 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Coastal Edge Store Open at 2nd Street
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Beverage Tent open 4th Street
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fox Freestyle Motocross Exhibition 2nd Street
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Vans Battle at the Jetty Vert Ramp Challenge 2nd Street
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM LIVE MUSIC The Fighting Jamesons at the Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street Main Stage
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Quiksilver Super Grom Event 2nd Street Surfing Area, hosted by US Surfing Federation
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Vans presents the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational at Surfing Area
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fox Freestyle Motocross Exhibition 2nd Street
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Quiksilver Super Grom Awards at theMonster Energy Stage 2nd Street
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM LIVE MUSIC Joe Gosman Band at the Hardees Thickburger 4th Street Main Stage
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Bud Light Lime Pro Surf Team autograph signing BOB FM Tent 3rd Street
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Miss Reef World Contest at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street at the Jetty
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Vans Battle at the Jetty Vert Ramp Challenge 2nd Street
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Miss Coastal Edge ECSC Swimsuit Pageant 4th Street Main Stage. Sponsored by Guadalajara’s & Sundays Bluebox Tanning Resort and hosted by the International Bikini Team
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Band of the Day at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM LIVE MUSIC Freedom Hawk at the Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street Main Stage
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Band of the Day at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Band of the Day at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM LIVE MUSIC The Shields Brothers at the Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street Main Stage
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM LIVE MUSIC Jessie Chong Band at the Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street Main Stage

Sunday August 29
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Amateur & Professional Surfing at 2nd Street, Awards Ceremony
7:00 AM – 9:00 PM T Shirt Sales Tents Open at 2-6th Street
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 4th Annual Wareings Gym Beach Bum Classic 4th Street
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Skimboard Competition 4th Street
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Beach Volleyball Tournament 5th – 6th Streets
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM U.S. Beach Flag Football Championships 6th – 7th Streets
8:30 AM – 8:00 PM World Sand Soccer Association Tournament 7th – 8th Streets
8:30 AM – 8:00 PM Beach Wiffleball Tournament 8th – 9th Streets
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Vans Mini Ramp Jam at Coastal Edge’s Vendor Village 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Coastal Edge’s Vendor Village “Uniting the Tribe” 2nd-3rd Street
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Coastal Edge Store Open at 2nd Street
10:00 AM – 9:30 PM Food Vendors open 3rd – 4th Streets
11:00 AM – 9:30 PM Beverage Tent open 4th Street
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Life Rolls On Exhibition at Surfing Area
11:00 AM – 11:45 PM Vans Battle at the Jetty Vert Ramp Challenge 2nd Street
11:40 PM – 1:30 PM Vans presents the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational Finals at Surfing Area
11:30 AM – 6:00 PM Virginia Beach Cornhole Tournament 4th Street
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM LIVE MUSIC Chasing Arrows at the Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street Main Stage
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM LIVE MUSIC – Natures Child at the Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders 4th Street Main Stage
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Pro Junior Surfing Finals at Surfing Area
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Pro Men’s Surfing Finals at Surfing Area
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fox Freestyle Motocross Exhibition 2nd Street
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pro Surfing Awards Presentation at the Monster Energy Stage 2nd Street
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Miss Coastal Edge ECSC Swimsuit Pageant – FINALS 4th Street Main Stage Sponsored by Guadalajara’s Sundays Bluebox Tanning Resort and hosted by the International Bikini Team
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM LIVE MUSIC Jack Move at the Hardees Thickburger 4th Street Main Stage
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM LIVE MUSIC The Movement at the Hardees Thickburger 4th Street Main Stage