ESA Easterns: Friday Update

The 45th annual ESA East Coast Championships are running at Jennette’s Pier in Nag’s Head, North Carolina. The Easterns are an annual pilgrimage for budding East Coast up-and-comers, with past winners including 11-time World Champ Kelly Slater as well as former World Tour surfers Ben Bourgeois and Gabe Kling. Above is a gallery highlighting some of the action the past few days. With the marquee youth finals culminating Saturday, full results and more highlights are forthcoming.

All photos: Patrick Ruddy