54th Annual East Coast Surfing Championship is back at the Oceanfront this week

Posted at 7:00 AM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 10:12:50-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - This week hundreds of surfers will be competing at the Oceanfront.

The 54th Annual East Coast Surfing Championship begins Sunday, August 21st and runs all week long with the final competitions happening Sunday, August 28th.

The competition has over 600 surfers participating in over eight full days of competition.

It’s the oldest running surfing competition in North America, and the second oldest continuously-run surfing contest in the world.

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.