Thursday, August 23, 2007

East Coast Surfing Championships

The East Coast Surfing Championships ("ECSC") started yesterday and runs through the weekend. Typically, the waves are not all that great, but on occasion (e.g., the year Hurricane Bonnie came through) the waves are indeed world class. The evnt certainly draws loads of gorgeous guys to the oceanfront. The ECSC is North America's Oldest Running Surfing Competition and the second oldest continuously-run surfing contest in the world. More than 100 of the world's top professional surfers, male and female, and an estimated 300 amateur surfers will travel to Virginia Beach to "ride the curl" at the Oceanfront and compete for combined cash prizes of $40,000.

Held annually in Virginia Beach, Virginia since 1963, ECSC is more than just surfing. Dozens of people also take part in other competitions including skimboarding, volleyball, an oceanfront 5K run, a swimsuit competition and the extreme sport of skateboarding. Live bands perform for free on an oceanfront stage throughout the weekend. A cost is involved to participate in competitions, but all activities are free and open to the public.

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