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Hello Surfers,

I hope this finds you doing well. I’m writing to invite you to attend our panel discussion on the evolution of surf photography next Wednesday, October 22 at 6pm.

Celebrating the exhibit, Shooting the Curl: 50 Years of Surf Photography in Southeastern North Carolina, UNCW’s Randall Library invites you to attend the exhibit’s opening reception and a panel discussion discussing the evolution of surf photography in southeastern North Carolina.

When: Wednesday, October 22 from 6-8pm at UNCW’s Randall Library Auditorium


Chandler Hatch, photographer and current UNCW student
Chris McQuiston, founder and publisher of Local Session Surf Magazine
D.J. Struntz, adventure photographer and UNCW alum ’02

Moderator: Cody Leutgens, founder of Surf City Surf School and UNCW alum ’11

Hosted by UNCW’s Randall Library and light refreshments provided by Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill

Exhibit details:

Please contact Peter Fritzler ( if you have questions or concerns.

I hope to see you there!
Peter Fritzler

Attached you will find a calendar of surfing contests scheduled for 2014. This will help you plan your 2014 surfing season!

All of the organizations work together to ensure that our surfing community could take advantage of all the contest and festivals available.

Please support our sponsors who make this all possible!!!


SNC #2                                     Carolina Beach, NC                 April12th  

MID Atlantic Regionals         Folly Beach, SC                       April 24 – 27

**WBLA LB/SUP Pro-AM pro-am          Wrightsville Beach                May 3rd-4th

SNC #3                                     CB, NC                                     May 17th

17th Street Shred Fest                        CB, NC                     June 7th & 8th                                  

SNC #4                                     Carolina Beach, NC         August 2n   

Sandpiper away from tourists

**WB Wahine Classic                          Wrightsville Beach              TBD

SNC #5                         Carolina Beach, NC                 Sept 6th

Easterns Hatteras                  Hatteras                                  Sept. 14-20th

SNC #6                                     Carolina Beach, NC                 Sept 27th

**Crocker/Oyster Fest            Ocean Isle, NC                        Oct 4th-5th

SNC #7 (Annual Halloween Bash)  CB, NC                                Oct 25tH


                         *means not an ESA points event

Dear NSSA Members,

The new season is here and we are very excited to continue to build and grow NSSA membership!

We are now in the new season of 2013-2014 and welcome back our past members and look forward

to new members!

I have posted the new 2013-2014 schedule on the website. Please go to and click on

conference entry form at the top of the page. We are the Mid-Atlantic! The new schedule is as follows:

Contest #1 – Sept. 14-15 Carolina Beach, NC

Contest #2 – Oct 19-20 Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

Contest #3 – Nov 9-10 Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC

Contest #4 – Jan 11-12 Wrightsville Beach, NC

Contest #5 – Feb 15-16 Surf City Beach, NC

Contest #6 – Mar 8-9 Wrightsville Beach, NC

Contest #7 – TBA



Please take the time to read the two page entry form. Page two gives the highlights of the

rules for our 2013-2014 season. Go to our website for the 2013-2014 rulebook.

We are looking forward to a great surf season! See you at the beach!

Deb & Rick Barton

NSSA Co-Directors

We would like to introduce you to “Flow Country” designs by Dave Arnold. He has designed his art with surfing/SUP enthusiats in mind. The beautiful and very classy artwork is featured here on our web site. We welcome Dave as one of newest sponsors who provides our members a 15% discount on his artwork. Call Dave for indivdual pricing on artwork.

A message from Dave-


 In essence, I am trying to capture a moment of life on a wave. 

These figures are shaped from teak and black walnut.

 They’re  either  free-standing or mounted on a natural  ‘wave’ background  of foraged trunks from the local marshes. Below are a few pieces of the collection.  

I thought you’d enjoy showcasing these in your home, office, 

or as a centerpiece in your place of business.

 Commission work for unique shapes and dimensions

 available upon request.

David Arnold,  Flow Country Designs info…


For more information

or to inquire about displaying

at your business-



Consider an original gift of art for the Holidays!



Start listening to the radio station-WGNI, 102.7, for a chance to win one of Greg Eavey’s personal surfboards. He has donated this wave riding machine from his past as a supporter of WBLA and what we do for the community! This promo begins October 1 and runs thru Novemeber 30. One lucky winner will take home Eavey’s personal surfboard and have an extra present for the Holidays!

We will also be having a drive by lunch pick-up in the Surf City Surf Shop parking lot sometime in late Oct/early Nov. Its going to be called the Herb Low Country Boiler Special. Details to follow on this great tasting event! Tickets will be pre-sold in advance for this heavy duty lunch and then all you do is drive by in the parking lot and pick-up!

All proceeds to benefit our outreach for less fortunate brothers and sisters and the WBLA scholarship Program.

Item Request Letter Orange County Rape Center

My name is Casey Errante and I am currently working as an intern for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. We are having our 25th annual Holiday Auction in December, and appreciate any type of donations for our auction since it helps our organization grow and continue to support the community. This year, we are looking to put together several vacation packages, and I am helping to put one together for Wilmington since having spent the first 18 years of my life in Wilmington I know how enjoyable the beach is. I was wondering if you could pass on this message to the WBLA to see if anyone would be willing to or knows of anyone who could donate a surfboard, surf lesson, or any type of donations that would contribute to a vacation package (hotels, food, fun activities etc). I have attached a little more information about our center, auction, and donating items (all items are tax deductible as well). 

 Thank you so much and hope to hear from you,

 Casey Errante

Intern, Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Pretty In Pink Foundation

September 18, 2012

Hello WBLA friends, I am volunteering with Courts & Sports for a fund-raising volleyball, cornhole AND dodgeball tournament on Saturday, September 29th benefiting the Pretty In Pink Foundation. PIPF helps breast cancer champions aka patients once they have been diagnosed with cancer by paying for their treatments! They are a local organization and all the funds raised at this tournament will benefit local women and yes men!

We are in desperate need of “swag” for the participant bags and/or items to be raffled. I’ve attached a PDF of the sponsorship packet that has more details about the Pretty In Pink Foundations & the tournament. If you can help or know someone who might be interested in helping please let me know ASAP. The tournament is only 3 weeks away!

Oh yeah! There will also be a “Pink Drink” contest with 4 Courts & Sports bartenders competing to win the best “Pink Drink” and have their drink featured at the Pretty In Pink Fashion Show in November. The “ballot” to vote is only $5 & you get to try all four drinks for that price! And after the tournament “Two Cents Worth” a local Acoustic Rock and Blues group will be performing from 6-8pm. It will be lots of fun!

Volleyball, Dodgeball, Cornhole, “Pink Drink” contest, Raffle Prizes, Live Music, what more could you want?!?!

Help in anyway you can will be greatly appreciated! Thank you & I hope to hear from you soon, April

April D. Johnson

WBLA Member

Road trip to San Diego October 6-7, 2012.


2012 Club Ranking

Rank Club Name

1 Windansea Surf Club WSC 7555

2 Doheny Longboard Surfing Association DLSA 6978

3 Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club OLSC 6331

4 Ventura Surf Club VSC 4863

5 Pacific Beach Surf Club PBSC 4641

6 Long Beach Surf Club LBSC 3299

7 Cardiff Surf Club CSC 2564

8 Malibu Surfing Association MSA 2198

9 La Jolla Shores Surfing Association LJSSA 1736

10 Malibu Boardriders Club MBC 1708

11 Swamis Surfing Association SSA 1520

12 Big Stick Surfing Association BSSA 1122

13 Huntington Beach Longboard Crew HBLC 916

14 Coronado Surfing Association CSA 892

15 Santa Barbara Surf Club SBSC 634

16 Santa Cruz Longboard Union SCLU 125


Members of the WBLA team are Olsurfer-John D. , Justin Karney-(Scratch) (Looking for a mens or womens replacement), George Howard, and Brennan Plotner.

 The levels of sponsorship are as follows; These will be offered until March 2013 and sold prior to the annual “Waterman Classic”  which is scheduled for May 18-19, 2013.

Knee-High           350.00

Waist-High          500.00 (Can be combined with cash/merchandise 50/50)

Chest-High          1000.00

Head-High           2000.00

Over-Head          3000.00

Title Event Sponsor (2012 sponsor was the “Kona Brewing Company”-Waterman Classic) 5000.00

We are looking to fill all slots again in these two events. For more info contact John D. at

Don’t wait till the last minute!!