Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships Preview
The Coastal Edge Eastern Surfing Championships
The Coastal Edge Eastern Surfing Championships presented by Vans will feature a 4-star WQS event, dozens of amateur divisions, and skate demos in addition to all sorts of other sideshows and activities.
Faces of the Coastal Edge ECSC. The 4-star event runs August 19-25. The city of Virginia Beach and contest directors are confident in their measures to keep things as clean as they've always been.
Jean Da Silva
Last year, Brazilian Jean Da Silva made his mark, winning the 6-star Vans ECSC over Filipe Toledo and a whole lot of major global talent.
An odds-on favorite this year is local Michael Dunphy. He made the quarters last year where he lost to Nate Yeomens by .14 points. This is a chance to score some points toward entry in ASP Prime events.
You can be sure the top dogs from California will be on hand, including San Clemente's Tanner Gudauskas.
Australian Jack Freestone was one of the heavies who came to VB seeking points last year and impressed with a serious air-game in not-so-serious surf.
After the riots following the US Open in Huntington Beach last month and a College Beach weekend gone awry earlier this year in Virginia Beach, folks might be worried about some wilding. But it doesn't fly at the ECSC -- nice kids, hanging out.
Florida's Eric (pictured here) and Evan Geiselman represent some of the East Coast talent who still see the ECSC as a major stepping-stone to the top 100 -- no matter where they live now.
While the six-star worldwide talent that came through the ECSC last year may not be competing this year, Keanu Asing is definitely coming to do some damage.