| September 29, 2009
Easterns came to Buxton for a pretty good week of surfing
. . . WITH SLIDE SHOW
By DANIEL PULLEN
Surfers from up and down the East Coast converged on Buxton last week for the 42nd annual Eastern Surfing Championships.
Men and women, young and old, competed for titles in their classes in
the contest, which is sponsored by the Eastern Surfing Association.
The competition was blessed with a pretty good run of surf for the week.
From the first day on Sunday, Sept. 20, to the second to the last day
on Friday, Sept. 25, there were fun conditions with relatively light
winds and clean surf.
The contestants seemed pleased with the surf that was on tap for competition.
There were parties all week long, sponsored by companies and local businesses.
I had an opportunity to shoot one of the evenings when the some of the
younger contestants were in town. It is always a good time shooting
groms (little kids who surf) out in the water.
On the last day of the competition, the weather turned sour. The winds picked up really hard, making conditions very testing.
But, all in all, I think the competitors had a great time this year.
Even though the competition ended on Saturday, many participants stayed
around for Sunday. The surf cleaned up nicely by early morning and
stayed around all day long.
Not a bad way to end a week on Hatteras.
columnist and photographer Daniel Pullen works at Natural Arts Surf
Shop. His photos can be seen and purchased at www.surfintheeye.com)
Click here to see the winners in the various categories
Click here to see Daniel Pullen’s slide show