Northeast Regional Championships

May 15-17, 2009
Belmar, NJ
Hosted by Central New Jersey District

350 surfers from New England, New York, New Jersey and the Great Lakes will vie for coveted invitations to the
2008 Eastern Surfing Championships (The Easterns) and the USA Surfing Championships.

Contest slots filled by invitation only. Competitors must advance through their district to be eligible for the
Regional Championship.

The Adult events will be concluded Friday, or sometime Saturday. The Adult Awards will take place at the
Contestants' Banquet Saturday evening.
There will also be a raffle held at the Banquet for product donated by various sponsors and supporters.
The Youth Awards will take place Sunday following the conclusion of the Finals, weather permitting.
Should weather be inclement, Youth Awards will be held at a sheltered location to be finalized.

Friday May 15th: 
Today's start... three hour FOG delay. Did the Weather Channel predict this?  Did the local weather guessers predict this?
The answer to both, was an emphatic no!

So, the finest from the ESA's Northeast states descended upon Belmar, New Jersey, home to the Central Jersey district,
to fight the fight and battle for some of the tastiest waves so far this spring. The fog finally surrendered about 2PM and spectators
were finally treated to the show they’d been missing.

Most of the adult divisions ran to completion today. Check out advancements, as all heats should be posted by 9PM.

Thursday May 14th:
Check out the contest site using "Eastern Lines Surf Shop's" Wave Cam

Wednesday May 13th
Competitor's Banquet will be held at the Columns on Ocean Ave in Avon-by-the-Sea from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday, May 16th. 
Competitors free and non-competitors $15.00.

Northern New England

Team List

Kai Nichols, age 9                                                                                                   
Menehune 11 and under, Menehune Longboard 14 & under, Open all ages

Hokulani Nichols, age 13

Girls 14 & under, Menehune Longboard 14 & under

Chad Bruce, age 12

Boys 12-14, Menehune Longboard 14 & under

Jared Veltsos, age 16

Jr Men 15-17, Open all ages

James Morse, age 17

Jr Men 15-17

Brent Reinheimer, age 38

Sr Men 35-44, Masters Longboard 30-49

Lenny Nichols, age 52

Grandmasters 45-54, Legends Longboard 50 & over

Bob McNeil, age 58

Legends 55-64


Northeast Regional Championship


Kai Nichols placed 2nd overall in Menehune Division, 10th in Menehune Longboard, 20th in Open.

Hokulani Nichols placed 5th in Girls Division, 14th in Menhune Longboard.

Chad Bruce finished 9th overall in Boys, 7th in Menehune Longboard.

Jared Veltsos finished 13th overall in Jr Men Division and 19th in Open.

James Morse 24th in Jr Men.

Brent Reinheimer placed 6th overall in Sr Men, 7th in Masters Longboard.

Lenny Nichols 5th in Grandmasters, 7th in Legends Longboard.

Bob McNeil 13th in Legends Longboard and 7th in Legends.


Please be sure to come to our first contest of the 2009-2010 Season.  May 30th, Saturday at
“The Wall”, 10 Street, Hampton, NH.

Check out our local website: for our Competition Schedule

To join ESA go to and click on Membership


Contact information “Lenny Nichols District Director” Cell # 603 944 2418


Northern New England District, Hampton, NH will be hosting the 2010 Northeast Regional Championships
in May, exact date to be announced.


2009 NNE Schedule

02-08 Standings

Photos 02-09