Surfing New Jersey
While the Jersey Shore is known for its 130 miles of beaches, boardwalks and vibrant ocean-side towns, it’s also home to some of the best surfing on the East Coast. From Sandy Hook to Cape May, surfers will find plenty of good waves and a great time.
New Jersey’s prime surfing season occurs during the fall months, the state’s “Indian summer.” While air temperatures can be cooler then than in summer, the ocean typically remains warm through October.
Excellent fall surfing is the result of the Atlantic Ocean’s hurricane season, which increases ocean swells.
Although fall is the best surfing season, summer, winter and spring also draw surfers to beaches up and down New Jersey’s coast.
Summer affords good surfing opportunities, with surfers frequenting several shore towns – Manasquan, Ocean City, Seaside Heights, Atlantic City and Wildwood, to name a few.
With the proper gear, surfers can enjoy the satisfactory waves that result from the North Atlantic's winter storms. And with the beaches deserted, surfers have virtually unrestricted access.
While early spring still requires full wetsuits to ward off cold ocean temperatures, there is plenty of surfing activity along the Jersey Shore coastline that time of year.
Off the beach there's the New Jersey Surf Museum located at the Tuckerton Seaport that offers visitors a glimpse into the unique bond between surfing and New Jersey.
Grab a board and enjoy all the surfing opportunities New Jersey has to offer.
For more information, including select surf reports, visit New Jersey Surfing.
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