Weekend Picks: East Coast Surfing Championships, Virginia Beach

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This weekend head to Virginia Beach for the 52nd Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships — a pro and amateur event for the U.S. Surfing Federation where hundreds of surfers and enthusiasts will get together to enjoy some fun in the waves and the sun. Visitors will also find volleyball, flag football, a 5K run on the boardwalk, skate boarding, skimboarding, a swimsuit competition, live music, food and more.

The mission of the CE ECSC is “to produce a unique sports and entertainment festival for the enjoyment of our guests and the betterment of our community.” All events are open to the public and times are subject to change. Standings will be posted at surfusa.org.

Following is the tentative schedule of events:

8/17/2014 7 AM Surf Warriors – Wounded Warrior Project Surfing Competition
8/17/2014 Noon Check in Quiksilver Super Groms
8/17/2014 1 PM Quiksilver Super Groms
8/18/2014 7 AM Doc Taylor/Tautogs Open Pro – Trials for VANS Pro – ASP 4 Star
8/19/2014 7 AM All adult Divisions for amateur Surfing
8/20/2014 7 AM Juniors (amateur) Women Pro
8/21/2014 7 AM Boys (amateur) Longboard Pro
8/22/2014 7 AM Menehune (amateur) Girls
8/23/2014 7 AM Micro Menehune, SUP, Tandem, Longboard/Women Semis
8/24/2014 7 AM All finals
Note: ASP – VANS Pro and VANS Pro Junior are on call for 8/18-24/14 depending on surf conditions
Updated detailed scheduled available at www.surfusa.org
Sunday—Aug. 17, 2014
8 AM – 1 PM NOON – 4 PM The Surf Warrior – presented by the Wounded Warrior Project and the US Surfing Federation bringing veterans from Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia to compete.Quiksilver “Super Grom” event 2nd Street Surfing Area, hosted by US Surfing Federation (Surfing Area)
Monday—August 18, 2014
7 AM – 6 PM Professional Surfing @ 2nd StreetTautog’s/Doc Taylor’s $5,000 Open Pro Men’s
Tuesday—Wednesday – August 19-20, 2014
7 AM – 6 PM Professional Surfing @ 2nd Street
Thursday August 21, 2014
7 AM – 6 PM Amateur & Professional Surfing @ 2nd Street
Noon- 6 LXVI Invitational Open Practice (2nd to 6th Streets)
ECX Film Festival [Check http://www.ecxfest.org/ for times/locations]
Live Music: Natalie Stovall and The Drive

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