Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships Get Underway

Kick back and enjoy what VB's got to offer. Photo: Dirt

Kick back and enjoy what VB's got to offer. Photo: Dirt

The 2010 East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSCs) has kicked off in Virginia Beach, Virginia! It’s the biggest surfing event on the East Coast, and if you’re anywhere in the area you’ll want to make sure to check out what goes down this weekend (there’s also a Reef bikini contest, among other things). With Hurricane Danielle set to throw some surf to VB this weekend, the 48th ECSCs is shaping up to be a good one! Here’s some highlights from the action on Thursday. You can check out the heat sheets at surfusa.org/id10.html, daily photos at jpixx.com/ECSC/2010/, and of course wrap-ups and highlights on transworldsurf.com. Check out our list of contenders for this year’s ECSCs right here and stay tuned for much more from Vah Beach.

Somebody during Wednesday's trials action got more height than VB was offering. Who da guy? Photo: Fareine Suarez

Somebody during Wednesday's trials action got more height than VB was offering. Who da guy? Photo: Fareine Suarez

Andrew Doheny took his heat today, here's a bit of tailsliding evidence. Photo: Dirt

Andrew Doheny took his heat today, here's a bit of tailsliding evidence. Photo: Dirt

Shot 2 of Droid's little tail tweak in the foam. Photo: Dirt

Shot 2 of Droid's little tail tweak in the foam. Photo: Dirt

East Coast girls checking things out. Photo: Dirt

East Coast girls checking things out. Photo: Dirt

So you wanna party with some pro surfers? Just pick the team and head on up. Photo: Dirt

So you wanna party with some pro surfers? Just pick the team and head on up. Photo: Dirt

Things are already crowded down on the beach and it's only Thursday. Photo: Dirt

Things are already crowded down on the beach and it's only Thursday. Photo: Dirt

Who da backside ripper? Photo: Dirt

Who da backside ripper? Photo: Dirt

Sometimes it's all about getting the angle. Photo: Dirt

Sometimes it's all about getting the angle. Photo: Dirt

The girl on the left looks surprised, like she just realized she got surf logos sprayed all over her or something. Photo: Dirt

The girl on the left looks surprised, like she just realized she got surf logos sprayed all over her or something. Photo: Dirt

Tent City in Virginia Beach. Photo: Dirt

Tent City in Virginia Beach. Photo: Dirt

Who da ripper? Photo: Dirt

Who da ripper? Photo: Dirt

The lovely Haley Watson. Photo: Fareine Suarez

The lovely Haley Watson will be looking for a big win this year in the Pro Women division. Photo: Fareine Suarez

What would a surf event be without lovely Monster girls? Photo: Dirt

What would a surf event be without lovely Monster girls? Photo: Dirt

Spencer Regan. Photo: Dirt

Spencer Regan. Photo: Dirt