ESA NGFL is unique among ESA Districts in many ways, not the least of which is its geographical size. Spanning nearly 300 miles, ESA NGFL covers almost one-quarter of the entire Florida coastline. For this reason, we believe it is important to have local contests District-wide, across our three Regions.
NGFL West: Pensacola to Navarre (Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties)
NGFL Central: Fort Walton Beach to the Beaches of South Walton (Okaloosa & Walton Counties)
NGFL East: Panama City Beach to Cape San Blas (Bay, Gulf & Franklin Counties)
The Eastern Surfing Association season begins January 1st and ends December 31st. ESA NGFL will schedule four contest each season with the possibility for more. South East Regional Championships will be held in April and Easterns (East Coast Championships) in October. Competitors must compete in two NGFL competitions from the prior season to be eligible for South East Regional Championships and Compete in South East Regionals to be eligible for Easterns. (Two Competitions NGFL > SE Regionals > Easterns)
The Eastern Surfing Association is the largest amateur surfing association in the United States. It was founded in 1967, by East Coast
surfers to promote, preserve and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast. Our family-oriented programs promote a healthy and
active lifestyle. It is not uncommon to find two or three generations of the same family involved as members of the ESA, and actively
competing in our program. The ESA's
activities are organized into twenty-four districts, extending along nearly 2,000 miles of coastline. From the Great Lakes through the
Florida Panhandle, each district's programs are developed and operated by a dedicated group of volunteer directors and staff. The
ESA is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. The ESA is also an affiliate membership organization of USA Surfing.