Heat Times for Contest 3 Available

Hope you’re looking forward to the contest tomorrow! Weather.com reports 80+ degrees temperature with a feel of between 90 to 100 so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and water!

First in the water at 8 am, set up at 7 am. Please pull your car to the gravel lot on the east side of Doubletree. Tell parking attendant you are competing in the CNC contest.

Push and Go at 11:30 AM. Let us [Wes or Tim] know if you are coming. There will be a sign up at the tent, be sure to get there early and sign the release form. Also, please park on the east side in the gravel lot after unloading. We are guest and need to respect the Hotel customers.

Updates Galore!

I’m sorry about the lack of posts lately. It’s been a busy-ish couple months for me. On that note, I have tons of updates and news for you! 😀

First off, our 3rd contest of the season is being held at Double Tree, Atlantic Beach on June 23. It’s early but it never hurts to register early, amirite? 😉 Link to signup here. You can also go to our Schedule page as well.

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The Emerald Isle Youth Series have started up again this year. Here are the details from Beth on this event. If you have questions, ask Beth, Tim, or Wes.

Hope everyone has been doing great!
The Emerald Isle Youth Surf Series is here 🙂

The Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department, led by Alesia Sanderson and the Central North Carolina/ Eastern Surfing Association, led by Tim Nixon and Wes Whitt are happy to sponsor the series again with the support of several shops.

The series will take place:
~ on Tuesdays
~ on June 12th, July 10th, and August 7th
~ at the Western Access (near the Islander)
~ at 4:15 p.m.

Entry forms can be picked up and dropped off at the following locations:
Atlantic Beach- Atlantic Beach Surf Shop, Bert’s Surf Shop, and Marsh’s Surf Shop
Morehead City-Action Surf Shop
Emerald Isle- Bert’s Surf Shop, South Swell Surf Shop
and of course the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department

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At the end of the next month we have our annual Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic. There are many things you can do! We have the Saturday Night Beach Party and a Beach Clean Up Contest. There’s even a chance to win an Action surfboard in the Open Division! Check our Other Events page, the Buddy Pelletier page, or our Facebook group for more info.

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If you want to browse through some surfing photos, Star News Online recently published a photo gallery from the 17th Street Surf Shop Shredfest Surf contest. Enjoy!

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Last but not least, a professor is seeking to do a survey about local breaks and how they are important to the local surfers. If you have a few minutes, take the time to fill it out. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it. 🙂 Here’s what Wes posted regarding the survey:

From a professor at ODU in Norfolk. They are doing a survey about local breaks and how important the breaks are to the local surfers. Let your input be heard. Take the survey.

My student and I are doing a research study about surfing in VA and NC and we’re trying to get surfers from all over both states to respond. My student is from Wilmington but lives in VA Beach now. I used to live on the Outer Banks. We are both surfers. The survey questions cover everything from surfers’ connections to the places they surf to access issues and beach nourishment. We’d love to hear from surfers on the Central Coast! Participants can also enter to win one of multiple e-gift cards after they fill out the survey.

Survey link: bit.ly/VA-NCsurfstudy
(be sure to copy and paste it into your browser or enter it exactly as shown above)

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Whew! I think that about covers everything for now. If I missed any details or know of upcoming events, leave a comment.

Oh, also, if you would like your photos from contests or other related events posted on this site, feel free to email them to me. Just make sure to mention what contest/event they are from and who I should credit.

That’s all folks! Enjoy the warm sunny weather and see you next time. ☀

Contest #2 with many more to follow

Contest 2 is coming up tomorrow (though keep an eye on our FB page should the decision change in the morning)! I hope you are pumped. 😀 It is held at the North Topsail Beach. Keep in mind for future contests that we are moving away from paper entry forms in surf shops. Here is a quick recap from Tim regarding signing up for the contests:

We are not planning on leaving entry foams in surf shops. ESA IS REQUIRING everyone to use www.surfsignup.com to register and pay. Season passes are available at discounts, see me or Wes. We will also have the ability to use debit or credit card charges, need to avoid checks and cash.

Not too far behind, we have the Mid-Atlantic Regionals which is happening from May 4 to 6. Info is here. If you have any questions about the Regionals, ask Tim or Wes.

It appears we also have the Earth and Surf event and the Steel Pier Classic occurring in May. More details on this as they come.

In other news, the points from contest 1 is up on the page! We also introduced new rules on how to earn additional contest points. These particular rules apply only to the CNC district. Please refer to the Rules page for more info.

1st Contest tentatively a go for tomorrow

Despite the weather forecast for tomorrow, we are hopeful to still run the contest. Here is the latest announcement from Wes on Facebook:

A beautiful morning in the Crystal Coast. Yes, the forecast is not looking good for tomorrow as it relates to weather, but we will most likely have waves. We will run the contest if at all possible. Be prepared to get wet on the beach. The driest spot on the beach will be the judges tent! Look for more to come this afternoon. We picked up a couple more contestants and a new member Ciaran OCleirigh. Be sure to make him feel at home.

As always, frequently check back on our Facebook page as the decision may change. Crossing our fingers that the weather will cooperate and we’ll have good waves to surf! 🌊

CNC Banquet celebrating 2017 Season

The 2017 season may be over but we’re not quite done! Here is what is coming up soon to kick off the new year:

The banquet starts at 1:00pm on Saturday February 24th at Jacks Waterfront restaurant in Morehead City catered by Banks restaurant. We will complete the raffle for boards and draw winners, announce division winners and hand out awards. We also will have awards presented for other outstanding performances. We will review rules and changes for the 2018 season. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

First contest for the 2018 is scheduled for March 24th at Bogue Pier, rest of schedule to follow. When you sign up, please make sure you are in the proper age categories for the new season.

How time flies!

It’s October, weather is becoming cooler, and we’re already entering our final contest of the season. Contest #6 is this weekend (October 7th) so if you haven’t registered yet, please do it soon! Registration closes on Wednesday the 4th. Here are some extra info from Wes on Contest #6. (Taken from our FB page)

We have confirmed the site for Contest #6, the Double Tree in Atlantic Beach. Scheduled for Oct. 7th, Seafood Festival Weekend, this contest will be a Costume Contest and a Celebration of our year. Te theme is Halloween and the costume heats will be at the end of the day.

This Contest will feature:
Open Longboard
Super Open Shortboard- for cash but surfers competing in the Open division can compete for the points and not enter the cash portion of the division. 
Costume heats
Open Soft Top
Push and Go- We will have soft tops for anyone needing a board for the push and go division and we will have people to assist with push and go if a parent needs assistance. Spread the word!
Open to the public!

 

We have 2 more sponsors on board and helping out Saturday. Chick-fil-A and Jimmy Johns. We plan to ave a small break mid day Saturday and enjoy a meal together. Contest 6 marks a challenging and fun season of surfing and we hoe the weather and waves co-operate with us one more event. If you have any other ideas for the end of the season please forward to Tim and I.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!! 😀 Also, here are some coverage on the Easterns if y’all want to revisit.

Contest this weekend + Easterns

Weather permitting, contest #5 is happening this weekend! If you haven’t registered yet, please do so by September 8th. Here’s an excerpt from Tim on Facebook:

A little update on contest for next week we have change the location to the Bogue Pier, set up at 7 start @8 of course all is subject to Irma, to settle some nerves we will never put anyone in harms way we will just have to wait and see on this one ,if we postpone the date will probably be after October scheduled contest not Sept 16th or 23rd we will update this week hopefully a good surf time without serious issues

Link to Surfsignup – Contest #5 (Please ignore the location – the new location is now Bogue Pier, Emerald Isle)

 

In other exciting news, Easterns is happening this month! 😀 It’s being held at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, North Carolina from September 17 to 23.

Points updated + more

Points are updated for contest #4. Go check it out. Link is below or navigate through the menu.

http://cnc.surfesa.org/competition/points/

 

In other news, there is a surfing competition being held this weekend. It appears to be hosted by the South End Surf Shop. The competition, Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic, is an all-female surfing competition for all levels and runs from 11th to 13th. Registration forms can be picked up at the South End Surf Shop according to their Facebook page. Check it out if you’re interested or if you have any questions for them! Competition event info here

Contest #4 This Weekend!

Contest #4 is happening this weekend y’all. That also means that if you have not registered for a division, you need to do it soon! Registration ends this Friday (August 4) at 3 pm.

Link to the surfsignup: https://cnc.surfsignup.com/event/contest-4-north-topsail-beach-nc

It’s located at North Topsail Beach at access #4. Here are the directions to get there:

  • Take Hwy 24 to Jacksonville.
  • Get on the 17 South Bypass heading toward Wilmington.
  • Turn left onto Hwy 210 at Dixon High School and the Shell station.
  • Take Hwy 210 to the beach. After you cross over the high rise bridge, make a left turn onto New River Inlet Rd., just past the N. Topsail Beach town hall. (Failure to turn left will have you heading toward Surf City.)
  • Go down that road approximately 0.8 miles. Access #4 has beach side parking and another lot across the street.)

Hope to see you there! Also, as always, keep checking back to our FB page for updates.

17th Annual Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic

The Longboard Classic is coming up soon! Below is reprinted from the ESA/CNC Facebook page. Check there for more information.

Entries are due by next Tuesday, July 25th for the 17th Annual Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic at the Oceanana Pier!!! Amateur Open takes home an Action Surf Shop Surfboard! 7am start time Sat & Sun. Surfrider Foundation Bogue Banks Chapter will be running a clean-up contest with prizes. Friday Night Moondog Pop-Up Cinema will be showing the surf film “Positive Vibrations” and Saturday night MONJAH will be playing on the beach with a FREE shuttle courtesy of Diamond Limousine running from the circle to the pier from 6:30 to 10:30. Come join us for a weekend of surf, sun and friendship!

Get your entries from AB, Action, or South Swell surf shops or sign up at www.buddypelletier.com