• Sunday, September 16th - Saturday, September 22nd

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the best surfers on the East Coast go head to head at this “grand finale” event that is renowned as one of the best surfing competitions on the Eastern Seaboard. The ESA, which stands for Eastern Surfing Association, is the host of one of the top surfing competitions in the country, and after a series of semi-final surfing events, the winners head to the heart of the Outer Banks to crown a grand champion.

The action goes down at the beach next to Jennette’s Pier, where the fall waves will provide the perfect playground for the country’s top surfers to compete. Spectators are welcome to spread out a beach towel or pull up a beach chair along the sand, and watch the incredible skill and talent which will take place along the waves. There are multiple days of competition, and visitors are welcome to cheer on their favorites in the competitive but fun coastal environment. (People are also welcome to take a stroll along the pier itself, which will provide an aerial vantage point of the competition.) A true display of incredible surfing, this annual event is a show that simply can’t be missed during a fall OBX getaway.