All posts by Gerry Erb

The SunDown Challenge

Coming up is the Fourth Annual Sundown Challenge combined with their 50th Anniversary Party and Movie Screening at Gilgo Beach.
The after Party to be held at and around the Gilgo Inn. There will be food supplied for the registered contestants for the after party.
All others can purchase a food ticket for a donation of $5 at the front desk. During our lunch break we will have a paddle race.
Details to follow.
As always we would like to start the contest on time which is 8AM.
Please make all the effort you can to be there on time.
Also the drive on is closed this year because of erosion.
Please allocate enough time to walk to the contest site from the parking lot.
To all of those members who have asked for a site to register for the contest, we now have this available for you.
Please go to
Application is below:

New Link Available For ESA Membership

The ESA is excited to implement its new membership registration database that includes ESA event registrations as well.  Through Surf Signup, you will be able to join and/or renew your ESA membership as well as register for ESA local and regional events through your own Surf Signup account.  Please visit to join, renew and register for ESA events.  If your account is due for renewal, you will have to create a new account when you visit for the first time but this will only take a few minutes.

Please be patient as we are just rolling this new system out and are finding a few bugs that still need work.  Registration for ESA’s Southeast Regional event is open and our Mid-Atlantic Regional event registration should be up and running by next week, followed by the Northeast.  If you have any issues with the new system, please send all inquiries to  No phone calls, please, as we need to be able to forward the issue/request via email to our database manager.

Please view this press release about the partnership with ESA and Surf Signup.

Thank you very much for your attention to this great database that we are offering to all ESA members!  Registering for ESA events has never been easier!  Looking forward to seeing you at our championship events in the coming  months.

Michelle Sommers
ESA Executive Director