The 2016 East Coast Surfing Championship event will celebrate its 54th year in production as over 100 of the worlds best surfing professionals will gather at the southern end of the Virginia Beach resort strip from August 21st to the 28th to compete.

A cherished affair in the surf and skate community in Virginia Beach since 1963, the East Coast Surfing Championships have attained legendary status as the nations’ longest running surf competition; the second longest continuously run surf event in the world.

Alcarez and Deepak Nachnani of Coastal Edge – ECSC’s main sponsor – have brought in some of the surf and skate industry’s most recognizable companies to attend; a fact that should most definitely entice surf zealot’s to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk on event weekend.

As is expected, the venue will generate a festive outdoor experience to be revered. From music, movies, beer tents, and bikini contests to surf, sand sports, paddling and triathlon competitions, the ’16 ECSC event will reinforce its’ reputation as one of the world’s premiere beach and surf celebrations. You will see some of the most talented surfers catch some waves! Watch how easy they make it look! If you fall in love with surfing at ECSC, you are in luck because there are tons of surfing schools with great teachers available for lessons.

The ECSC event in Virginia Beach is more than just surfing! There will be a Swim Suit Pageant, 5k, and a Luau. The 5k and Luau are on the same day, August 27th. This begins at 8:00 in the morning at the 5th Street Stage. Mark your calendars! Beach flag football, BMX, Boxing, Cornhole, Volleyball, and Stand Up Paddleboarding races are among the more events ESCS has to offer.

Even though it’s prime season for Virginia Beach hotels, accommodations are available so be sure and plan ahead. For information on the event schedule, contest registration sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, contact the East Coast Surfing Championship Foundation at (757) 456-1535 or visit them on the web at