Coming this Fall the Delaware Chapter wants to celebrate the way Surfing bands us as one with the ocean and each other by inaugurating the first annual Diamond State Surf Classic. The Classic will be a relatively friendly competitive Surf Contest centered around a festival like atmosphere. Together, lets be on the ground floor of long standing tradition where we invite families, friends, locals and the curious to the beach to enjoy local vendor offerings and watch a fantastic display of local Surfing.

Delaware’s Surfing community is one of the most dedicated and driven groups of individuals who have endured great changes to their beaches.  From chasing swell in a limited wave window with often unpredictable conditions, to facing extinction as beach replenishment suffocated the majority of their surf-breaks; these band of surfers have been hardened by their external environment of harsh elements and their internal environment of political shoreline management to evolve into one of the most surf-obsessed groups.

It’s a lifestyle that drives these individuals into the ocean 365 days a year, searching through the crowded line-ups with the hope of finding that one wave to call their own.  It’s a way of life that drives an individual to paddle into some of the most improbable steep close-out waves on the east coast with the hope of scoring maybe one.   Whatever their goals may be, this group deserves recognition for being steadfast throughout their ever-changing situation.

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