Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships Get Underway

Kick back and enjoy what VB's got to offer. Photo: Dirt
Kick back and enjoy what VB's got to offer. Photo: Dirt

The 2010 East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSCs) has kicked off in Virginia Beach, Virginia! It’s the biggest surfing event on the East Coast, and if you’re anywhere in the area you’ll want to make sure to check out what goes down this weekend (there’s also a Reef bikini contest, among other things). With Hurricane Danielle set to throw some surf to VB this weekend, the 48th ECSCs is shaping up to be a good one! Here’s some highlights from the action on Thursday. You can check out the heat sheets at surfusa.org/id10.html, daily photos at jpixx.com/ECSC/2010/, and of course wrap-ups and highlights on transworldsurf.com. Check out our list of contenders for this year’s ECSCs right here and stay tuned for much more from Vah Beach.

Somebody during Wednesday's trials action got more height than VB was offering. Who da guy? Photo: Fareine Suarez
Somebody during Wednesday's trials action got more height than VB was offering. Who da guy? Photo: Fareine Suarez
Andrew Doheny took his heat today, here's a bit of tailsliding evidence. Photo: Dirt
Andrew Doheny took his heat today, here's a bit of tailsliding evidence. Photo: Dirt
Shot 2 of Droid's little tail tweak in the foam. Photo: Dirt
Shot 2 of Droid's little tail tweak in the foam. Photo: Dirt
East Coast girls checking things out. Photo: Dirt
East Coast girls checking things out. Photo: Dirt
So you wanna party with some pro surfers? Just pick the team and head on up. Photo: Dirt
So you wanna party with some pro surfers? Just pick the team and head on up. Photo: Dirt
Things are already crowded down on the beach and it's only Thursday. Photo: Dirt
Things are already crowded down on the beach and it's only Thursday. Photo: Dirt
Who da backside ripper? Photo: Dirt
Who da backside ripper? Photo: Dirt
Sometimes it's all about getting the angle. Photo: Dirt
Sometimes it's all about getting the angle. Photo: Dirt
The girl on the left looks surprised, like she just realized she got surf logos sprayed all over her or something. Photo: Dirt
The girl on the left looks surprised, like she just realized she got surf logos sprayed all over her or something. Photo: Dirt
Tent City in Virginia Beach. Photo: Dirt
Tent City in Virginia Beach. Photo: Dirt
Who da ripper? Photo: Dirt
Who da ripper? Photo: Dirt
The lovely Haley Watson. Photo: Fareine Suarez
The lovely Haley Watson will be looking for a big win this year in the Pro Women division. Photo: Fareine Suarez
What would a surf event be without lovely Monster girls? Photo: Dirt
What would a surf event be without lovely Monster girls? Photo: Dirt
Spencer Regan. Photo: Dirt
Spencer Regan. Photo: Dirt