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

Montauk Classic Contest Postponed Until 4/2016

Montauk Classic Contest

Hello Everyone,
Unfortunately, due to the high probability of inclement weather this weekend, I believe it’s in our best interest to postpone the Montauk contest. The safety of our contestants and their supporters is our highest priority and the current forecast for Joaquin is to become a hurricane with the potential to impact a lot of the East Coast. Sweeping overhead waves and driving 30 knot winds as well as torrential rain are not a recipe for a surf contest or watching from the beach. I think it’s wiser for us to be in the safety and comfort of our own homes in the event of Joaquin affecting Long Island.
The Montauk Classic will be rescheduled to be our first contest in 2016. We are aiming for one of the last weekends in April. An official announcement of the postponement / rescheduled contest dates will be emailed within the next day or so. 

All the members who have booked rooms at the Atlantic Terrace Motel for the contest should contact me as soon as possible. The hotel management and I have been discussing options on how to roll these reservations forward. I will reach out to you separately with the decision when it’s made.
NY DD of the ESA
Timothy Cominos
46 Dorchester Street
Huntington Station, NY 11746



PRESS RELEASE: Montauk, New York September 24, 2015

PRESS RELEASE:  Montauk, New York  September 24, 2015
19th Annual Montauk Surf Classic
Presented By: Eastern Surfing Association and Atlantic Terrace Beach Resort
The 19th Annual Montauk Surf Classic to be held at Ditch Plains, Montauk, New York on October 3 & 4, 2015, which features the Long Island and surrounding area’s best surfers.  The event is all ages and genders, Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Board and Body Board divisions.
Eastern Surfing Association:
The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is dedicated to the sport of amateur surfing, to the operation of a program of amateur competition for surfers of all ages and abilities, and to the establishment and preservation of free access to a clean shoreline and ocean environment.  It was founded in 1967 by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast.
Atlantic Terrace Beach Resort:
The Montauk Surf Classic will present cash prizes donated by the Atlantic Terrace Beach Resort.  Atlantic Terrace Beach Resort will host the Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 3, 2015 starting at 6:00 p.m.  The awards dinner will be catered by AT Cafe.  The Eastern Surfing Association will present trophies, and other prizes to top surfers in each division at the awards dinner.
Sponsors of the Montauk Surf Classic:
This event is the longest running surf competition on the east end of Long Island and the sponsors, encourage all families and children from beginner to advance to attend the event to learn about surfing and water safety.
Applications for the event must be submitted by Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  For more information and applications can be obtain online at
Eastern Surfing Association

The 19th Annual Montauk Classic sponsored by The Atlantic Terrace Motel October 3rd and 4th

The 19th Annual Montauk Classic sponsored by The Atlantic Terrace Motel is a two day event at Ditch Plains Beach. The Atlantic Motel will be headquarters and where will we hold the banquet for the competitors. You can book a room for two nights with a 20% discount if you are a ESA member.

Application is below.