On Sept. 17th 23rd is The Eastern The Best of the East presented by Outer Tourism Bureau, in Nags Head, NC being held at the Jennette’s Pier. The event is hosted by the Eastern Surfing Association which turned 50 this year, this competition is open to amateurs only. To become a ESA member simply register online or print out a membership form and mail in a check, the ESA is all over the eastern side of the USA and joining a district is easily and readily available. When you join the ESA surfers receive many additional perks with their membership such as a one-year magazine subscription, discounts on airlines, rental cars, discounts at your local surf shops for gear and equipment and membership to Surfing America. Here are some of the name brand sponsors of the ESA organizations Sharkbanz, SwellInfo, Chums, Sticky Bumps, Go Pro, Sharkinetics, Pepsi, Dryrobe, Board Buddy, Olukai and many others. ESA is always looking for volunteers throughout all of it’s surfing divisions, from working on competition event planning to sponsorship recruits.