Jeremy Johnston Wins Coastal Edge ECSCs

The 2010 Coastal Edge ECSC champ, Jeremy Jonston. Photo: Dirt

The 2010 Coastal Edge ECSC champ, Jeremy Jonston. Photo: Dirt

When most people hear of Virginia Beach, they think of parties, girls, and flat waves. While the first two lived up to the normal hype, Hurricane Daneille spun its way right off the mid-Atlantic coast, providing some of the best waves ever seen for the entire 48 years of the event of the Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships. With Coastal Edge stepping up as the main event sponsor for the second year in a row, they turned the beach into what seemed like its own town. Tents, flags, and banners stacked high from every company—it was the East Coast’s answer to Huntington’s US Open. With overhead rights and lefts throughout the weekend, it allowed everyone to open up there surfing and show what they had.

Andrew Doheny was one of the top surfers the entire weekend out in VB. Photo: Dirt

Andrew Doheny was one of the top surfers the entire weekend out in VB. Photo: Dirt

In the Pro Junior final Costa Rica’s Jairo Perez quickly got to work opening with a 8.33 and a 7.5. Yours truly was able to open with a 9.8 but unable to grab a back up, making Jairo Perez the first Costa Rican winner at the ECSC. Andrew Doheny finished up in 3rd with Taylor Brothers rounding out 4th.

One of the many beautiful women in bikinis this weekend. Photo: Dirt

One of the many beautiful women in bikinis this weekend. Photo: Dirt

In the Men’s pro final, two of New Smyrna’s top shredders Jeremy Johnston and Nils Schweizer were accompanied by Newport Beach’s top guitarist Andrew Doheny and Melbourne’s Kyle Garson. Andrew, who had been ripping all week as if it were Lowers seemed out of sync in the final and left VB with a respectable 4th place finish. Nils Schweizer was on the bad end of an interference call and settled with 3rd place for the second year in a row. Kyle Garson was ripping all week and finished out the event in a solid 2nd place. Jeremy Johnston, who surfed his way all the way through the trials to title, came out of the gates flying and never looked back, taking out his first ECSC crown. His first major win in a while, Jeremy had this to say after the victory: “I am super pumped to finally win this event after all the years of coming, such a fun event and cant wait to get back next year!”—Micahel Dunphy

Pro Divisions Results:

Pro Men
1. Jeremy Johnston
2. Kyle Garson
3. Nils Schweizer
4. Andrew Doheny

Pro Junior
1. Jairo Perez
2. Michael Dunphy
3. Andrew Doheny
4. Taylor Brothers

Pro Women
1. Quincy Davis
2. Alexis Engstrom
3. Jamie Battinger
4. Haley Watson

Joel Tudor Duct Tape
1. Justin Quintal
2. Harrison Roach
3. Mikey Detemple
4. Tyler Warren

Billabong All Out Air
1. Cody Thompson

Pro Longboard
1. Justin Quintal
2. Drake Courie
3. Brad Rose
4. Steven Magiacapre

Head to surfecsc.com for the full results.

Costa Rica's Jairo Perez took himself the Pro Junior victory. Photo: Dirt

Costa Rica's Jairo Perez took himself the Pro Junior victory. Photo: Dirt

Aaron Cormican couldn't quite get back into the finals this year, but the title still stayed in Smyrna. Photo: Dirt

Aaron Cormican couldn't quite get back into the finals this year, but the title still stayed in Smyrna. Photo: Dirt

We're pretty sure this girl calls this her money maker. Photo: Dirt

We're pretty sure this girl calls this her money maker. Photo: Dirt

Andrew Doheny put himself in two finals on Sunday with turns like this. Photo: Dirt

Andrew Doheny put himself in two finals on Sunday with turns like this. Photo: Dirt

Oliver Kurtz twisiting away. Photo: Dirt

Oliver Kurtz twisiting away. Photo: Dirt

Jairo Perez en route to his Pro Junior victory. Photo: Dirt

Jairo Perez en route to his Pro Junior victory. Photo: Dirt

Justin Quintal. Photo: Dirt

Justin Quintal. Photo: Dirt

Nils Schweizer joined his Smyrna buddy Jeremy in the finals and took home a third. Not a bad weekend for the Smyrna crew. Photo: Dirt

Nils Schweizer joined his Smyrna buddy Jeremy in the finals and took home a third. Not a bad weekend for the Smyrna crew. Photo: Dirt

Until next year, here's signing off from Virginia Beach. Photo: Dirt

Until next year, here's signing off from Virginia Beach. Photo: Dirt