2011 / 2012 Season
Eastern Surfing Association
Central Florida District
Directors – Mike Grant, Robert Duggan
Box 320328 • Cocoa Beach, FL 32932-0328
CFL Website: www.centralfloridaesa.wordpress.com
you may contact us via website
1. 2011-2012 CONTEST SCHEDULE
Contest # 1 • Ponce de Leon Landing, Melbourne Beach 10/15 bu 10/16
Contest # 2 • Spessard Holland, Melbourne Beach 11/12 bu 11/13
Contest # 3 • Cocoa Beach Pier – December tbd
Contest # 4 • Pelican Park, Satellite Bch 1/14 bu 1/15
Contest # 5 • March tbd
Contest # 6 • April tbd
CONTEST DATES AND LOCATION: Are subject to change due to wave height, surfing hazards, lightning or scheduling conflicts. Always check the Website and hotline for updated info.
Day of Contest
The HEAT SHEETS, posted on the board are subject to change and your heat may go out earlier than you thought. We rarely move heats from one part of the schedule to another, but WE DO COMPRESS the schedule when necessary. If we have no shows or spaces left for beach entries that don’t get filled, then heats get eliminated, the schedule gets compressed (shortened) and heats go out earlier than people would expect. The best thing to do is be on the beach or very nearby at all times.
2. SEASON ENTRY. This is only offered as a pre-first contest entry,
and MUST be received before the first contest.
It’s easy and might save you up to $75! There are no refunds for 1st division season entries.
If you enter for the entire season you will be entered in each of the 7 contests and the fee is only $100.00 for your first division.
•Fill out the enclosed Season entry form and attach your $100.00 check
•Mail your entry to the P.O. Box.
3. INDIVIDUAL CONTEST FORMS, DEADLINES, AND FEES.
Individual contest forms and fees ($25.00 first division/$10.00 each division there after) are due to the CFL P.O. Box by the Wednesday before each contest. If we have to postpone or cancel the contest we will forward to the next contest. If you wish a refund you may e-mail us to do so.
If your entry is late (not received by the Wednesday before the contest), you’ll have to pay the late charge no matter who you are and you may not make it in your division. Late envelopes will be retained to show the stamp cancellation date.
Hotline entries DO NOT count as being in by the Wed. deadline.
If you’re part of a surf shop team, it is up to YOU to make sure your entry is in on time, as WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY SURF SHOP. Late entries are accepted on a space available basis only. We do not expand divisions for late entries.
If you are not able to make the contest, e-mail the website ASAP so we can forward your contest fee. Not advising us before your heat makes you forfeit your contest fee.
4. WANT A FREE ENTRY? GOT GOOD GRADES?
If you are not a season entry surfer, you can attach an “A” report card to your entry form and CFL will give you one free contest entry!!! Each report card can only be used once. Remember this can not be used in conjunction with Season Entries.
5. KNOW YOUR CORRECT DIVISION •••• IT CHANGES WITH CONTEST # 1
Remember, we’re starting a new season. Your age as of January 1, 2012 ( NOT 2011 ) determines what division you surf in for this season. Check the division link on our website if you need help in choosing your division.
Your age as of Jan 01, 2012 You surf in
11 and under m/f Menehune
15-17 Junior Men
35-44 Senior Men
55-64 Legends (shortboard)
65 & wiser Grand Legends (no equip. restrictions)
14 & under Girls
15-17 Junior Women
30 & wiser Ladies
29 & under Womens Longboard
30 & wiser Ladies Longboard
14 & under m/f Menehune Longboard
15-17 Junior Longboard
18-34 Mens Longboard
35-49 Masters Longboard
50 & wiser Legends Longboard
Menehune Bodyboarding 14 and under m/f
Open Bodyboarding all ages, m/f
6. WEB PAGE: You may e-mail us if you have questions.
PLEASE include a subject line, also included name, division, phone #.
HOTLINE: Only gives info and does not record messages.
REMEMBER. The directors have lives outside the ESA. We will get the e-mail and respond to it ASAP.
7. COMPETITION RULES
Competition rules are posted on the Main ESA website and have been updated as of Jan 2006
It is the competitor’s responsibility to be aware of competition rules.
8. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
It is YOUR responsibility to contact both HQ at 1 757- 233- 1790 and your LOCAL DISTRICT with your updated personal information, such as ADDRESS and PHONE. Without the updated info, you may not be able to receive important information in time.
If joining with the CFL district, and not online, we forward your information to headquarters after every contest. Headquarters then forwards that info to a business that maintains our data base. From there you then receive a membership packet in the mail. Your local CFL director has no control on the time frame for these procedures. Give it two months. If you haven’t received your package contact headquarters at 1-757 233-1790 and leave them a message. On the web at www.surfesa.org
11. VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED
Please be aware that all CFL volunteers are exactly that-VOLUNTEERS! That includes your district directors. The only paid staff, are the judges. If you are interested in helping with different tasks in the district, setup, tear down, tabulating, let us know.
12. CONTESTANT CONCERNS
If you have questions or concerns, please be sure to get them answered by the CFL directors. You might need to wait patiently for an answer, but we’ll work hard to find one.
At times, entry forms for Regional and Eastern’s have a very short time line for return. People miss the date, forget to send in the proper entry fees, think they are entered for something they are not, etc. CFL tries very hard to contact people, cover the fees and explain situations. We at times also make mistakes, So we need extra eyes. PLEASE read all entry forms, and the newsletter carefully and be familiar with your district responsibilities.
CHECK YOUR MEMBERSHIP
INDIVIDUAL CONTEST ENTRY FORM. COPY FOR EACH CONTEST ENTRY.
E.S.A. CENTRAL FLORIDA DISTRICT
Send to Cocoa Beach Post Office Box listed below.
MUST BE RECEIVED BY WED BEFORE THE CONTEST
Please print clearly so all information is recorded correctly.
NAME _________________________________TEL#________________BIRTHDATE ____________
AGE AS OF 1/1/2012______ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________
CITY ___________________________STATE ___ ZIP___________
EMAIL ADDRESS __________________________________
ARE YOU UNDER 18? THEN A PARENT/GUARDIAN’S SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED ON THIS ENTRY FORM!!
Check each event in which you will compete. New Juniors members are 1A.
Use your age as of January 1, 2012.
CHECK THE BLOCK(S) TO THE RIGHT OF THE DIVISIONS YOUR’E SURFING IN!!
SATURDAY EVENTS SUNDAY EVENTS
Menehune (11 & under) ___ 3A Junior Men (15-17) ____
Boys (12-14) ___ Men (18-24)
Girls (14 & under) ___ Masters (25-34) ____
Junior Women ( 15-17) Senior Men (35-44) ____
1A Juniors (15-17) Grandmasters (45-54) ____
Menehune Longboard (14&under) ___ Legends Shortboard (55-64)) ____
Women (18-29) ___ Grand Legends (65+) ____
Ladies(30 and over) ____ Open (all ages) ____
Junior Longboard (15-17) ____ Men’s Longboard (18-34) ____
Bodyboard (all ages) ____ Masters Longboard (35-49) ____
Women’s Longboard (29 and under) ____ Legends Longboard (50 +) _____
Ladies Longboard (30 & up)
In consideration of acceptance of my application, I hereby release the Eastern Surfing Association (E.S.A.), sponsors, their members, agents, successors and assigns, and any other persons or organization officially connected with their competition from any and all liability for any and all injuries or damages whatsoever arising from my participation of presence at their competition. Release is also given for the use of photos, film, or videotape. I agree to abide by all the rules and regulations involved in this event. I understand that if I do not comply with the expected rules, regulations and conduct myself in a sportsmanlike manner, I will be disqualified with a forfeiture of all entry monies. Furthermore, I agree to keep myself posted on any schedule changes that may occur and understand it is my responsibility to do so.
Competitors Signature Parent or Guardian if under 18 years of age
ENTRY FEE: $25.00 1ST EVENT (ADD $10 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT).
LATE CHARGE $10.00 -ENFORCED!!-
CALL THE HOTLINE AFTER 7PM THE NIGHT BEFORE THE CONTEST FOR UPDATES. ALSO CHECK OUT THE CFL DIST WEBSITE AT centralfloridaesa.wordpress.com
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO E.S.A.
E.S.A. POST OFFICE BOX 320328,
COCOA BEACH, FL 32932-0328
Eastern Surfing Association Membership Application Form
Fill out, and mail this form to the ESA at the address listed in the lower right corner.
Please print clearly
City: ________________ State: ____ ZIP: ________
Phone number: (____) ____-_______
Birthday: ___/___/___ (needed for competition division placement)
Membership status: [ ] new [ ] renewal (___/___/___ Expiration date)
_____Competition $40 first two divisions and $5 for each additional competitive division
_____Family (competitive) $50 for the family and $5 for each division checked below . Please list names and birthdates, and divisions of all family members on the back
_____Lifetime $1000 and includes any competition divisions checked below.
For competition members: Please check the divisions below that you and/or your family will be entering
SHORTBOARD DIVISIONS: LONGBOARD DIVISIONS:
( ) Open Surfing (All Ages) ( )Menehune Longboard (14 & under, M/F)
( ) Menehunes (11 and under, M/F) ( )Junior Longboard (15-17)
( ) Boys (12 to 14) ( )Mens Longboard (18-34)
( ) Girls (14 and under) ( )Masters Longboard (35-49)
( ) Junior Men (15 to 17) ( )Legends Longboard (50 + )
( ) Junior Women (15-17) ( )Womens Longboard (29 & up )
( ) Women (18 to 29) ( )Ladies Longboard (30 + )
( ) Men (18 to 24)
( ) Ladies (30 and up)
( ) Masters (25 to 34) BODYBOARD DIVISIONS:
( ) Senior Men (35 to 44) ( )Menehune BBD (14 & under, M/F)
( ) Grandmasters (45 to 54) ( )Open Bodyboard ( all ages)
( ) Legends (55-64)
( ) Grandmaster Legends (65 + not equip. restrictions.)
Total amount enclosed: $______
Central Florida ESA
P.O. Box 320328
Cocoa Beach, FL 32932-0328