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The best Under-18 surfers in the Eastern USA compete for qualifying points to earn slots into the Surfing America USA Championships, and a chance to secure a spot on the 2011 PacSun USA Surf Team 
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. - March 4, 2010 - Surfing America, the National Governing Body for surfing in the USA, is pleased to announce that the second East Coast event of the highly successful Surfing America Prime Series will take place this Saturday and Sunday, March 6 & 7 at Sebastian Inlet, Florida.

The Hurley Surfing America Prime presented by Got Milk? is an invitation-only event that offers the highest standard of competition for top surfers in the following age divisions:
Boys Under 18
Boys Under 16
Boys Under 14
Girls Under 18
Girls Under 16
Currently, Surfing America Prime operates on the East and West Coast of the Mainland US.  Entry into the Series is by invitation only.
For the East Coast Series, invitations have been sent to the best under 18-year-old shortboarders in the East based on ESA ratings after Easterns and NSSA current season ratings. Surfers participating in this weekend's Prime event include current and former PacSun USA Surf Team members Evan Geiselman, Evan Thompson, Jasset Umbel, Quincy Davis, Nick Rupp, and Cam Richards.
Surfing America Prime events feature 4-man/20 minute heats, ASP Judges judging to ASP criteria, BeachByte Computer Scoring, and professional announcing. This series will determine who gets the coveted invites to the Surfing America USA Championships at Lower Trestles in June.
As a sign of Surfing America's commitment to developing young talent on the East Coast, PacSun USA Surf Team Assistant Coach, Sean Mattison, will be on hand this Friday and all weekend to work with the kids who are competing in the event.
The Surfing America Prime East Series consists of three stops at top breaks on the East Coast:
Ditch Plains, Montauk, NY - October 24 - 25, 2009
Sebastian Inlet, FL - March 6 - 7, 2010
Outer Banks, NC - April 24 - 25, 2010
Ratings, based on the top two event scores, will determine invites for the Surfing America USA Championships at Lower Trestles in June 2010. The PacSun USA Surf Team will be selected after the USA Championships.
Surfing America Prime Series presented by Got Milk? is proud to be sponsored by the California Milk Processor Board, PacSun, Billabong, Hurley, O'Neill, Vans, New Era, Verizon Wireless, Gidget, Kicker, Surfer, Surfing, TransWorld SURF,, Fuel TV, and Eastern Surf Magazine.
For overall season ratings for the Surfing America Prime Series presented by Got Milk? CLICK HERE

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Surfing America Mission Statement
The Mission of Surfing America is to promote the growth, competitive success, and positive image of surfing in the USA and to provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing, and administrating the sport--while producing champions.

Press Contact:
Mike Gerard
Surfing America, Inc.
33157-B Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Tel  949-276-4660 ext. 25
Fax 949-496-9190
About Surfing America, Inc.
Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sport's World Governing Authority. 
Created by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) to develop the sport from the ground up, Surfing America is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization and an industry-wide initiative. Key projects include: improving competition standards, hosting national championship events, and selecting and fielding the official United States Surf Team to compete internationally.  With its primary emphasis on youth development, Surfing America is a critical element to successfully growing the sport, and business, of surfing on a global basis.
All donations made to Surfing America are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Donation checks should be made payable to: Surfing America, 33157 Camino Capistrano Suite B San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. End of year tax receipts are sent to every individual donor of more than $250. For donations under $250, a cancelled check or credit card statement is sufficient evidence for IRS purposes. Surfing America will send a tax receipt to any donor who requests one.