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    ECSC Live

    http://www.vans.com/eventsites/ecsc2013/

    Small, but contestable right now.

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    almost painful to watch. tiny.

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    It was better earlier. It's dead low tide right now.

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    it sucks. it's more about the tourons than surfing or they'd hold it in the fall.

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    hhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggyyyyyyyyyy

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    Looking through the heat draw... Joel Tudor will be appearing in the Round of 64 riding a shortboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    it sucks. it's more about the tourons than surfing or they'd hold it in the fall.
    It's about money. The only tour that is about waves first (except the Brazil event which is terrible) is the WCT. They depend on the local promoters to put up a big portion of the prize money for the WQS. Sometimes a sponsor will donate big and get a contest up into the six-star or prime level. Virginia Beach has consistently raised money for an event here for decades. NY, NJ, NC, and FL could have a WQS event too if they'd get the resources together, but you rarely see it. A city like VB needs to hold the event in the summer to cash in on the event as a whole (concerts, vendors, other sports, etc.) It's not like these contestants don't know how the waves are here going in. Summer anywhere on the east coast is risky at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losttsol View Post
    It's about money. The only tour that is about waves first (except the Brazil event which is terrible) is the WCT. They depend on the local promoters to put up a big portion of the prize money for the WQS. Sometimes a sponsor will donate big and get a contest up into the six-star or prime level. Virginia Beach has consistently raised money for an event here for decades. NY, NJ, NC, and FL could have a WQS event too if they'd get the resources together, but you rarely see it. A city like VB needs to hold the event in the summer to cash in on the event as a whole (concerts, vendors, other sports, etc.) It's not like these contestants don't know how the waves are here going in. Summer anywhere on the east coast is risky at best.
    Good on 'em though. Last year this was a 3-star, so they are slowly but surely growing it.

    However, I would almost rather it be a 4 or lower star to make sure plenty of young EC pros can still get in.

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    Last year was a 6-star event IIRC.

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    In case any of you jerseyites want to catch Dean Randazzo he'll be on in the next few minutes. 6:25ish

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