Surf’s up at the ECSC 2022 and the pool is open!
Solid Structures was proud to sponsor and be a part of the 60th annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC) 2022 in Virginia Beach Virginia! ECSC is the longest running surfing championship in the world. Over 150,000 people were expected for the competition. What an event complete with many national acts on the bandstand including Offspring and Ava Max, volleyball, cornhole competitions, and all the competitive surfing action one could ever want.
To celebrate this event Solid Structures once again had an incredible vendor booth that was actually… an inground fiberglass swimming pool. Or maybe we should say “In Sand” fiberglass swimming pool. Not just a pool, but a brand new 13×30 Freedom Fiberglass Swimming pool by Imagine Pools. This new pool highlighted a brand new color, Sea Side Sky with a midnight border by Belgard-Mid Atlantic Dimension Pavers.
This in sand pool project was completed by Solid Structures expert crew in only two to three days then was open to the general public during the event. This new 30ft Freedom by Imagine Pools drew a lot of attention from the public and plenty of patrons enjoyed a nice swim on the beach. We even had the ladies from the bikini contest stop by to strike a pose.
Once the four day event was over Solid Structures crew did a complete haul out of the pool, put back all the sand, and left the beach clean as a whistle.
For more information about the East Coast Surfing Championships just log on to their website here
Here are just a few pics of this awesome event.
History of ECSC from Wikipedia:
The East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC) is an annual surfing contest held in Virginia Beach, Virginia on the oceanfront, and is one of the United States Surfing Federation’s major amateur events. The ECSC stretches over a four-day period every year in late August at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The original inspiration for the East Coast Surfing Championships came from Long Island, New York in the summer of 1962 when a group of teens held a beach and surf party. Since its official establishment in Virginia Beach in 1963, the ECSC has grown to be the now-longest running surfing contest in the world with the 58th annual surf competition held August 23-30, 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic with safety guidelines in place.
The ECSC is a place not only for professional surfers, but for amateur surfers as well, to ride and contend for cash prizes totaling close to $40,000 and championship titles. Men’s and women’s surfing events are held throughout the week, plus other beach sporting events such as volleyball, skateboarding, skimboarding, a 5k Oceanfront run, and a swimsuit competition. A new event called the Beach Bum Classic was introduced in 2007. The Beach Bum Classic, organized and sponsored by Wareing’s Gym in Virginia Beach, is a triathlon-type event including a one-mile sand run, a three-mile bike race on beach cruisers, and a half-mile surfboard paddling race.
A reported spectator count of over 100,000 people show up to watch the events during the day, and at night, the Virginia Beach boardwalk fills with people for free concerts on the beach. Bands and musicians include national, regional, and local talents. This year will feature a special event featuring Matthew Higgins, Long Island Surf Pro Champion who is known for his Surf Board maneuvering prowess.
The ECSC is planned, organized, and employed by the Virginia Beach Jaycees, a chapter of a nationwide volunteer organization, the United States Jaycees. Media press and coverage includes ESPN, The Washington Post, and USA Today.