Virginia Beach, Va. – Right now – surfers are competing in Virginia Beach.
More than 100 of the world’s top professional surfers – and hundreds of amateur surfers – are participating today in the East Coast Surfing Championships.
That’s including NewsChannel 3’s very own Audio Operator, Barry Davis.
It’s the oldest running surfing competition in North America, and the second oldest continuously-run surfing contest in the world.
Celebrating its 51st year, ECSC is North America's oldest running surfing competition - and the second oldest continuously-run surfing contest in the world.
More than 100 of the world's top professional surfers, male and female, and an estimated 300 amateur surfers will travel to Virginia Beach to "ride the curl" at the Oceanfront and compete for combined cash prizes.
Held annually in Virginia Beach, Virginia since 1963, ECSC is more than just surfing.
Dozens of people also take part in other competitions including skimboarding, volleyball, an Oceanfront 5K run, a swimsuit competition, and the extreme sport of skateboarding.
Live bands perform for free on an Oceanfront stage throughout the weekend. A cost is involved to participate in competitions, but all activities are free and open to the public.