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Surf Expo Hosts ESA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Largest and Longest Running Boardsports and Beach /Resort Lifestyle Tradeshow is Ideal Venue to Celebrate the World’s Largest Amateur Surfing Association.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA –  January 3, 2017 Surf Expo will host the Eastern Surfing Association’s 50th Anniversary kick-off celebration at their upcoming show January 26-28, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Surf Expo’s January tradeshow, and gathering of the industry, is the ideal venue for celebrating the largest amateur surfing association in the world. The ESA event will take place Friday, January 27th at the close of the show. The night’s festivities and crowd of the who’s who in the industry will include the premiere video documentary 50 Years Strong, a look back at 50 years of surfing highlighting the exceptional talent that the Eastern Surfing Association has helped rise to international acclaim as well as the induction of the 2017 ESA All Star Team.

Roy Turner, SVP and Surf Expo Show Director commented, “For 50 years the ESA has provided opportunity, recognition and community for all surfers on the east coast. It also provided the original meeting that launched Surf Expo.“

“We are honored to be able to be a partner in the ESA’s celebration, whose success is not only found in producing world champions, but in allowing all surfers the opportunity to participate and be a part of a larger surfing community. We salute the ESA’s leadership and commend all the regional directors who over the years gave their time and effort to allow young surfers the opportunity to grow and compete, doing something they love,” Turner added.

“We are thrilled to celebrate ESA’s 50th anniversary in 2017, and excited to kick off this milestone at Surf Expo with the entire surf industry,” said Michelle Sommers, Executive Director of ESA.

ESA will also host a booth on the Surf Expo show floor that will highlight the past 50 years of East Coast Surf and will have some of the top surfers from the east coast for autograph signings.

About ESA
The Eastern Surfing Association, “ESA” is the largest amateur surfing association in the world. East Coast surfers to promote, preserve and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast founded the ESA in 1967. Learn more about the ESA at