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September, 2009:

Plans for the ESKA 2010 Circuit: National Surf Kayak Championships, Battle for Hatteras, etc.

Here are some details on the plan for the official 2010 Eastern Surf Kayak Association event circuit.  There is already a lot of excitement and interest in events for next year, leading up to the 2011 World Surf Kayak Championships, to be held in OBX, NC in the fall of 2011.

These events will be used as part of the selection process for the 2011 US East Surf Kayak Team, and we will be offering beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories at all events when possible.

Our tentative plan for 2010 is as follows, dates TBD:

February 2010:

Jacksonville, Florida Event at Hannah Park

March 2010:
Topsail Island, North Carolina Event

September 2010:
Topsail Island, North Carolina Event

October 2010:
The 2010 US National Surf Kayak Championships and Battle for Hatteras:
Once again the US National Surf Kayak Championships return to the east coast.  With the World Championships occurring on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in fall of 2011, we plan on holding the 2010 Nationals in the same location, in order to test some systems, and do a bit of a “dress rehearsal” for the Worlds.

In addition, we will be running the much postponed Battle for Hatteras team event in conjunction with the 2010 US National Surf Kayak Championships.  The Battle for Hatteras will feature teams of three (one HP kayak, one IC kayak, and one waveski) facing off against each other.

The 2010 National Surf Kayak Championships and Battle for Hatteras will occur over a four day period, likely in early September.  Though this is a “US” event, we would like to extend the invitation to surf kayakers all over the world to come participate in the Nationals and the Battle for Hatteras.

March 2010:
Charleston, South Carolina Event at Folly Beach

November 2010:
New Smyrna, Florida Event

There may be more events added to this list in the near future.  Dates will be set in the coming months, and we will also have some other exciting news to announce soon.

We are also planning on holding 6-8 events during the 2011 lead up to the World Surf Kayak Championships.

More info soon.  Check back at

We are happy to announce that the US East has won the bid for the 2011 World Championships of Surf Kayaking

The WSKA Committee has decided to award the bid for the 2011 World Championships of Surf Kayaking to the US East.  The US East Team and the ESKA have put many years into securing this bid, and we are excited and honored to host the world’s best in 2011.  Thank you to all who have helped us along the way.  We hope to provide the best World Championship possible for the sport of surf kayaking.

We will be launching a specific website for the event in the coming weeks.  Please stay tuned for more info.

View the official announcement at (Thanks Luis for all of your help and support!)