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    East Coast Surfing Championships - 2013

    Anyone on this site checking it out? Comments on the event, gripes, good, bad, ugly? Has this contest ever had a good swell during the event?

    VA Beach
    August 19-25

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    In all of my years of going to ECSC there has been a lucky spell of waves. It will be flat for a month but then ECSC rolls through and so do the waves. It used to be way cooler when I was younger and fit it with the crowd. Its become an event for a bunch of 12 year olds it seems like. I for one can't stand a lot of people and traffic so I steer clear of the oceanfront during ECSC. I also was just at the US Open in Huntington so that pretty much **** on ECSC.

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    ECSC is a prime opportunity to surf the North End during off limits hours

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    2009 and 2010 had TS Danny and Danielle. 2011 was held literally a couple of days before Irene skirted the coast. So yes, there have been waves.

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    Yea, it seems there hasn't been much going on swell wise in VA Beach, so hopefully something will stir up some waves.

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    2010 ECSC...lookin fun

    http://youtu.be/Ynz7wtLI9gA

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    One year they cancelled because the waves were too big. but mostly no waves,. just a way to bring in revenue. but like Bills Nephew said, usually empty north end during the event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    One year they cancelled because the waves were too big. but mostly no waves,. just a way to bring in revenue. but like Bills Nephew said, usually empty north end during the event.
    When was that? Only time ive heard of that was at Chopes for the ASP.... And they postponed the women's world longboard championships back in 2010 at the OB pier because wave faces got upwards of 15 feet and these ladies were forced to charge. It was pretty funny. I was surfing right at the North End of the lineup before cage... I got out and watched as the swell built and they were straight pier scraping closeout monsters... felt bad for the ladies.

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    I think the Sand Pumping this year has ruined the jetty and will have a negative impact on Ecsc

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    1st street has been completely awful as of late. ever since sandy its been really messed up. And yea somehow some way there is always something rideable during ECSC for the most part. its fun to watch the surfing when the surf is decent but the marketing aspect is what turns me off. unfortunately, thats how money is made nowadays in surfing... but it would be pretty cool to see it held down in Hatteras on a pumping hurricane swell.
    It would also be cool if they moved it up and down the East Coast everywhere. anybody have any good suggestions?