The National Scholastic Surfing Association’s Mid-Atlantic Conference postponed the surf contest that was scheduled at Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, Jan. 25, between Birmingham and Oceanic Streets.
The announcement was made Friday, Jan. 24 via the nonprofit organization’s Facebook page. The post indicated that the contest was canceled because there were no surfable waves and that it will be rescheduled to take place the following weekend on Hamlet Avenue at Carolina Beach. Conference director Rick Barton said cost prevented a Wrightsville Beach rescheduling.
“We never get two backup dates at Wrightsville Beach, because it costs too much. Carolina Beach doesn’t charge anything,” Barton said.
The prompt rescheduling will accommodate those traveling to participate.
“We have a lot of parents coming from Virginia Beach and down in South Carolina,” Barton said. “It was just too flat, plus it was a little too cold, particularly for the real little ones, the 8 and 9-year-olds.”
The location is the only change the contest will undergo. It will feature an open class for students and an explorer class for non-students.
“We always make the call Friday at noon,” Barton said. “For now we’re on for Saturday morning.”
Further announcements about the contest will be made on the National Scholastic Surfing Association Mid-Atlantic Conference’s Facebook page.