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out of 112 finalists, Central Florida had 27 or 24% – awesome!

we tied for 2nd with North Florida for number of 1st place finishers at 4 a piece

Palm Beach won that title at 7 wins! Congrats to them, but look out at Easterns!!

I think it’s safe to say, Central Florida ESA has what it takes! In and out of the water! Thanks so much to everyone who made it to this year’s regionals! This is just a sample of how great the new and improved ESA can be! We are one big “stoked-out” family and we are thrilled with everyone’s achievements! A special thanks to our Regional Director Pamela Hill who coordinated operations along with our host NCFL district directors “Chilly Willy” Gilreath & “Eddie” Clement, Angelo who came all the way from NJ to set-up the main tent, ESA AllStar Coach Pat, Executive Director Michelle Sommers, all of the district directors who came to help, our esteemed judging panel (including CFL guys like Chip, Barry, & Gordon), Travis Ajay – MC Extraordinaire, Steve “Sugar” – our SUP MC aficionado from Stand Up Journal, Photographers – (Jim Dunn,  Ken Horton, Tom Warnke of PBFL and Tim Baker of East Coast Paddle), John Ross & Mark Haryslak for manning the webcam, John Brooks for hosting a fantastic Friday Surf Film Night at the beautiful Altantic Center For The Arts, my co-director (and weekend roomie) Mario DeLuca (4-10 hr days!) and wife Zoe for helping to Beach Marshall – making sure everyone got checked in and didn’t miss their heats as well as handing out the sick Regionals T-shirts to our competitors, Stretch with Hyperflex Wetsuits, Sanuk, Under Armour, Jason Meehan of Starboard, all of our National Sponsors, Clancy’s Cantina for hosting our “killer banquet”, our local dawgs representing like the utterly awesome Dustin Boshart of Sun Bum,  Sean Kinberger of Flomotion, Ron Jon Surf Shop, 27N Paddles of Juno, and the list goes on…

How cool was it that, in addition to a top-notch and well-run event, we had  a “Live Webcast”, awesome awards, Movie-Night, Computer scoring, Professional announcing and judges, a Competitor’s Banquet, top-level competitors, and the most awesome surf families in the Southeast! It’s obvious that the ESA is an organization that’s “by the surfers and for the surfers”! We are a true “grass-roots” volunteer organization that offers our competitors a fun environment to gather and compete with “like-minded” surfers! Now that we have aligned with Surfing America, our surfers not only have a pathway to the greatest amateur surf event on the East Coast, Easterns, but now you can earn a slot at the USA Surfing Championships in California. Your membership to ESA gets you membership into Surfing America, a subscription to Surfer Magazine, discounts at participating airlines, rental cars, and local surf shops! File that under “Are you kidding me?“!! What a “Bah-gain”! So let’s go! Get your friends to come out and see what they’re missing! Hope to see everyone on the beach at Contest 1 in June and remember… Right Coast – Right Now!!SB_Logo_Full_Dark

RJ Jpeg"Go with the Flo" - Contest 5 - CFL ESA

2012 ESA SE Regional Championships

central florida surfing finalists

Menehune Final (11 & Under, M/F) 

2nd CFL-4 Christian Daniels

3rd CFL-6 Noah Dovin

6th CFL-2 Jonathan Wallhauser

Boys Final (12-14) 

1st CFL-7 Luke Marks

Jimmy Lewis” Junior Men Final (15-17) 

1st CFL-1 Sam Duggan

3rd CFL-2 Fisher Grant

Men Final (18-24) 

2nd CFL-3 Russell Creamer

3rd CFL-1 Kieran Grant

5th CFL-2 Taylor O’Shea

Masters Final (25-34) 

5th CFL-1 Elliott Grozan

Grandmasters Final (45-54) 

4th CFL-1 Gerry O’Shea

Legends Final (55-64) 

3rd CFL-2 Charlie Paxton

4th CFL-3 Larry Holmes

Junior Women Final (15-17) 

4th CFL-1 Lea Taylor

Ladies Final (30 & Over) 

3rd CFL-1 Debbie Walker

4th CFL-3 Julie Stine

Menehune Longboard Final 14 & Under, M/F) 

3rd CFL-1 Jaric Fink

Junior Longboard Final (15-17) 

1st CFL-2+AS Sam Duggan

3rd CFL-1 Fisher Grant

Men Longboard Final (18-34) 

1st CFL-1 Kieran Grant

Masters Longboard Final (35-49) 

5th CFL-1 Mike Grant

Legends Longboard Final (50 & Over) 

4th CFL-1 Jeff Majaika

Ladies Longboard Final (30 & Over) 

1st CFL-1 Debbie Walker

3rd CFL-2 Sandra Goodwin

Open Bodyboard Final (All Ages, M/F) 

1st CFL-1 Joey Rosadio

2nd CFL-2 Fisher Grant

3rd CFL-3 Kieran Grant

Open Shortboard Final (All Ages, M/F) 

2nd CFL-1 Sam Duggan

“Jimmy Lewis Invitational” Open SUP 

6th CFL Iain McFarland

All Star Tag Team 

1st place Central Florida

team members – Fisher Grant, Sam Duggan, Kieran Grant & Luke Marks

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