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Doug (Vans posse) sent over these pics yesterday from the event. Too good. Scotty (our surf TM) and Joel Tudor both hopped onto a little tiny scooter.


Omar was judging Saturday’s best trick contest.

Best story of the weekend: Two 14-year-old girls ran up to Zach (twenty-something) and crammed a note into his hand then ran away laughing. It was their phone numbers on some Coastal Edge cash!



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Friday Wrap Up

Yeah, duh. Its Saturday so I gotta hurry & see what else is going on. I had to share with you some highlights from yesterday before I run out the door to the beach screaming. Vans’ Badders & Rambo were with team rider Rob Lorifice feeding swarms of seagulls out of their hotel window. Badders fed one out of his mouth. There was for sure a hula hoop contest going all day. Connie’s surfboard has her face airbrushed on it with a princess crown sticker. She’s funny:) We watched Good Old War play. Good old band. Surfy, surfy. Skatie, skate & bmxcellent. Shazaaam!

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Djs & Bikes & Dudes & Girls & Little Kids


There is definitely not one certain kind of person at this event. The crowd is amazingly diverse. On one hand you have 90 year-old stylish golf grandpa coming down to see what the fuss is about. Then you have professional surfers, high schoolers, families on vacation…its all over the place. Most importantly, Virginia has WaWa. P1000069

The 1st BMX/Skate Demo this afternoon was pretty cool. Nice Ramp. Sun. People flipping around all over the place. Those guys know how to please a crowd.


At the same time, I got to watch my first longboard competition. There were pros. There were piles of little, little kids cheering on their friends. I could get used to this. I will run on the platform ‘surf contest everyday’ in the next student council election.

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The Mystery of the Vans Bus

Everyone always wants to hang out in the bus. You know what happens in there?

Josh Borden & Rob Lorifice stayed out too late.


Omar Hassan & Doug Palladini are couching it.


PB&J Meal of the Stars on wheat. You know. People gotta take care of themselves.


Mario B. wears cool glasses.


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Jaycees Silent Auction

If you’re coming down to the event drop into the Jaycees Silent Auction for Charity. Good grip of surf & skate. You could get an autographed Vans Book from Steve Van Doren, an autographed deck from Grosso, Cardiel, and Alva for $50 or an autographed pair of Hosoi’s Sk8-Hi Vert Pros for $75.

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Groms Roll Up

Hanging out with Donna Vano & getting to know the VA Beach groms. Gabe not only skates in a baseball helmet…the kid vansified his broken finger.

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ECSC Schedule Notes

Noteable notes today on ye olde schedule are as follows:

11am-6pm Coastal Edge Mini Ramp Jam.

Noon & 3pm Vans Pro Skate & BMX demos.

6pm Surf Legends of ECSC hall of fame

6.30pm Tom Curren totally jamming

For full event schedule hit up

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Athletes, Demos & Signings at ECSC

Alright, y’all. Here’s the latest athlete info list.

Athletes confirmed for Vans signings and/or demos during East Coast Surfing Championships:

  • skate: Neil Hendrix, Josh Borden, Bucky Lasek, Rob Lorfice, Alex Perelson, Mike Frazier, Omar Hassan, Jake Brown (Monster), Pierre Luc Gagnon (Monster)
  • surf: Joel Tudor, Nathan Fletcher, Karina Petroni
  • bmx: Dennis McCoy, Coco Zurita, Dave Brumlow, Rob Nolli


Friday 8/28/09

  • 12-1pm bmx & skate demo
  • 1.30-2.30 skate & bmx signing (Vans tent next to vert ramp)
  • 3-4pm bmx & skate demo

Saturday 8/29/09

  • 12-1pm bmx & skate demo
  • 1.30-2.30pm skate/bmx/surf signing (Vans tent next to vert ramp)
  • 3-4pm bmx & skate demo

Sunday 8/30/09

  • 1-2pm skate/bmx/surf signing (Vans tent next to vert ramp)
  • 2-3pm bmx & skate demo

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2008 ECSC Footage

Here’s some footage we found from the 2008 ECSC mixed in with some surfing at the Outer Banks, NC. The OBX video was taken two days after the contest during a hurricane swell.

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