May 16th is Contest #1 of the 2015 season. Mary Street Ramp 8am registration on the beach or you can print the form from the website and mail in your entries. We also have online Registration and Payment available through the website and Facebook. Tell your friends and have them come as well. We also still have the hotline phone #904-824-0131 check it for updates.
We are very excited to announce that ARC Surf Quest is going to be joining us for the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. Volunteers are appreciated to help out the surfers with disabilities. We went last month and participated and to say it is rewarding is an understatement. You will be smiling all day when you see how happy they are to be able to get in the water and surf.
Surf Quest was created by former professional surfer Pete Skoglund in cooperation with The Arc of the St. Johns in St. Augustine, Florida. Over the years Pete has seen a void that needed to be filled as, many men, women and children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities were missing the opportunity to enjoy the ocean and connect to a caring and sharing community of avid surfers. program is a free monthly event with trained volunteers who introduce adaptive aquatic recreation using specialized surfboards and flotation devices for anyone with a disability. All ages and abilities are welcome. This program allows family and friends to participate in outdoor recreation as ohana (family).
COMMUNITY INCLUSION ~ BUILDING SELF ESTEEM ~ NEW SOCIAL NETWORK ~ NEW FRIENDS
- Surf Quest empowers people with disabilities by providing adaptive surfing instruction and therapeutic educational programs on water recreation, and enriches lives by assisting families to access the beach and ocean together in a barrier free environment.
- Surf Quest will act as an advocate for accessibility to the water that will allow people with limited mobility to reach the beach (i.e. wheelchairs, assisted devices, strollers, etc.).
- Surf Quest will provide adaptive equipment with educational programs for the advancement of adaptive surfing.
- Surf Quest will develop partnerships to expand the awareness of safe adaptive aquatic recreation.
Pete’s vision quickly extended to all levels of disabilities, including those men and women returning from military engagements overseas. Surf Quest is a total volunteer program supported by kindred and caring business and individuals as presenting, equipment and event sponsors.
Don’t forget to send in your surfer profiles if you want them posted online.
If you didn’t receive an email from us last week let us know and we will add you to our email list. We also are going to be sending text alerts with contest info so if you would like to receive them then get your cell phone number to us as well.
A new year has arrived! We are excited to get started with the 2015 Season. Here is the schedule.
Click the link below for the contest entry form.
ESA-St. Augustine, Florida / 2015 SeasonEvent Location:
Mary Street Ramp – St. Augustine, Fl. 32080
Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration
May 16th Saturday / Contest #1
May 30th Saturday / Contest #2
June 6th Saturday / Contest #3/ Flagler Beach Pier, Flagler Beach
July 4th Saturday / Contest #4 / * St. Augustine Beach Pier
August 15th Saturday / Contest #5
September 12th Saturday / Contest #6
EASTERNS 2015 September 20-26 2015 / Nag’s Head, North Carolina
Jennette’s Pier, 7229 S. Virginia Dare Trail
October 10-11 th Saturday & Sunday/ Contest #7 / Ponce Inlet
November 7th Saturday / #8
Contact; Andy DeLorenzo – District Director 904.377.1949 Cell
April 16-19, 2015
Paradise Beach Park, Melbourne Beach, Florida
Below are the links to the St. Augustine ESA Final Season Points. Please look for your name and see what your final ranking in your division(s) while viewing the “Invitation Matrix”. Find your division and see how many slots are allocated for our St. Augustine District. If your placing for the season is within that number you have an invitation. If your placing is not in that number you can still sign up as an alternate. ESA will place all of the paid seeded entries and then expand the event to bring in as many alternates as possible. So if you qualified congratulations! If you did not, don’t worry sign up as an alternate. You have a great chance of getting a final seed once the divisions are expanded to included alternate seeds. This takes quite a bit of work so the earlier you sign-up the better chance of getting a slot. Slots are based on seedings throughout the year. You must surf at least two contests. This however only allows you the chance to qualify. The seeding is based on the total points throughout the entire 2014 season.
*****Please remember your memberships must be current through September 30, 2015. ***** A lot of memberships expire so make sure to get on-line and register for the new 2015 Season if your membership expires prior to 9/30/2015. While signing up for the contest and the new membership…pay close attention to the new revised age divisions starting this new 2015 Season. You can now surf up in age. I recommend surfing up at least extra division. Try to keep your primary division your number one goal however. Surfing in three or more divisions can be taxing during an event and may lead to a performance in your primary division that is a little less than you would have liked.
The cutoff date for Entries is March 9, 2015.
Any entries received after that date will be a late paid alternate
ESA SAFL 2014 Points
SE Regional Invitation 2014
ESA’s 2015 Southeast Regional Sponsors:
The ESA’s 2015 Southeast Regional Surfing Championships’ Entry Form is now posted @ www.surfesa.org. Be sure to read carefully and all entries must be recvd. prior to March 9th. 2015.#esasafl
ESA-SAFL held it’s 2014 Season Banquet this past Saturday at Salt Life Food Shack which happens to be one of our supporting sponsors for the season. Season Division Champions were awarded incredible custom granite surfboards plaques created by Set IN Stone Marble and Granite, while the rest of the members got custom ESA-SAFL bags stuffed with goodies donated by some over our incredible sponsors. The atmosphere as usual was really fun as the weather provided sunny skies and slight breeze. News and happening were the first order of business before handing out the hardware to our 2014 Season Champions. Afterwards the hardware was presented and the members then got to feast on a beautiful buffet of finger foods from our new establishment at St. Augustine Beach. Big “Thank You” goes out to our sponsors and volunteers for a great season.
2014 Season Points
2014 Season Sponsors
2014 District Champions
MicroMenehune – Ellarie Price
Menehune – Benji Lange
Girls – Eden Lange
Boys – Kai DeLorenzo
Grandmasters – Paul Lange
Jr. Women Longboard – Olivia Beaven
Jr. Men – C.J. Garren
Legends – Kirk Oswell
Legends Longboard – Kirk Oswell
Masters Longboard – Sunny Stevens
Mens – Jack Glendenning
Sr. Men – Andy DeLorenzo
Open – Chuck Lanham
Grand Legends – Gene Rutherford
Menehune Longboard – Ryan Conklin
Mens Longboard – Alex Hobbs
Ladies – Candice Griffin
*****ESA-SAFL***** End of the 2014 Season Award ceremony! January 31st 2015. ( Saturday ) The Venue will be @ Salt Life Food Shack St. Augustine on the front deck. Begins @ 10:30 a.m. and lite finger foods and beverages will be served shortly after. We will be crowning our 2014 season champs!
We are having our final contest #5 this Sunday, December 7th at Mary Street 8:30am registration. Let’s get the Legends and Open heats finished from the 4th of July contest also. Can’t wait to see you all there! Tell all your friends that aren’t online.