the years we have waited for the surf conditions to be really good for us to hold our event. Sometimes we get lucky,
and the event runs the first weekend it's scheduled for. At other times, we've waited about a month for good surf. We're
sorry to say that those days are soon to be over. It seems that over the years waiting for surf and postponing the event
may have turned some of our contestants off to our event. Especially the younger groms that begin other fall
sports, and lets face it, for those of us that have things to do in the summer and early fall. We've found that surfers hesitate
to sign up. Truthfully getting up every weekend at 6 am to see if we're running the event does gets old. So, for the first
time in 15 years, we are going to run the event on the first scheduled weekend regardless of the size of surf. The only
way we will postpone the event is for inclement weather or out of control surf conditions. If its a nice day and knee high
and clean; we're running it. Sorry for all you guys that need decent waves to surf (start practicing your groveling
now) and for all you little groms that have be bounced around in the past; now you'll be able to sleep well the night before.
Attention: ABSECON ISLAND
Heats (semi's) are 15 minutes
long , finals are 20 minutes, and all heats run one after another.
North side of Pier
The remainder of heats will follow these.
order will be determined in the morning, pending on surf conditions. so be there at 7:00am
That's the best we can do.
After all, we don't want to make it to easy for you. Just remember, the order of divisions after those listed are still up
in the air.
It has been 30 years since I first surfed in the Absecon Island Surfing
Championships.. We had to get up at the crack of dawn and roll up to the pier and check if the contest was on. There
was no one to call, nor a number to dial to find out if the contest was on or off. Some people feel that this is part of the
contest experience, and of course, some have a problem with it. So to uphold tradition for those old schoolers (it will be
posted on the pole at cornwall ave beach), and to make life easier for those who don't want to check the surf; we will be
posting the status of the contest on this site the day of the event by 6:30am. Beaware, if the web site is down, your on your
Please pass along the contest status to others through
phone calls, that would be appreciated. In the past, the web server was down and we were unable to post the contest
status. If the status is not posted by 6:45am the day of the event; then there was a problem. You can
also check the Facebook Page (Absecon Island Surfing Championship) Not only will the surf conditions determine if we hold
the contest, so will the weather forecast. We have a great deal of equipment and product that can be damaged by bad weather.
Not to mention, the cleaning and drying of the equipment after the contest.
Absecon Island Surfing Championship Status is:
visit us on Facebook at Absecon Island Surfing Championships for details
Pictures from the 2009 and 2010 contest can be
viewed at these sites: