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Welcome Mia Gallagher

Photo & video by Tony Coon Films // Words by Jon Coen Since day one, Jetty has been based on people. And nothing excites us more than seeing the family grow.  We are thrilled to welcome Ocean City, New Jersey’s Mia Gallagher as our newest Jetty Ambassador. We met Mia through the our Coquina Jam. Each of the last several years, she has made the trip up to LBI and brought beachgoers to their feet with her stylish waveriding.  She has won the last two Coquina Jams, in 2019 with Jetty friend and IMSY Swimwear collaborator Katie Imswiler, and in 2020... Read More...

14th Annual Clam Jam

Our 14th Annual Clam Jam is set for Saturday, September 12th should the waves and weather cooperate!  This year will be a little different considering that we don't have the usual Fall conflicts with other events.  That means that any Saturday or Sunday after Labor Day is game on when we see "good" conditions.  If you're a past competitor, then you can register here.  We'll be selecting the random teams at our Back-to-School event on Thursday, September 3rd at Jetty HQ.  We're looking forward to another safe, fun surf event where the rules will stay in place from our recent... Read More...

Coquina Jam raises $88,000!

Photos courtesy of Soult Studios Our 12th Annual Coquina Jam will always be remembered given the pandemic, but it has also set a new fundraising total of $88,000!  Our Jetty Rock Foundation (JRF) + David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) will split those profits and immediately turn them into donations to Cancer patients in need.  We're elated to more then double the amount raised in 2019 with a huge shout out to the (64) surfers and our sponsors.  The beach crowd was courteous and respected the heightened rules, the waves were great, the weather was warm and the positive vibes... Read More...

Coquina Jam ON for Sunday 8/2

We're a go for Sunday 8/2 this weekend with some South swell hitting the NJ coast!  Our primary aims are fundraising, safety and highlighting the female surf culture as we roll into our 12th installment of the Jetty Coquina Jam (8am to 5pm).  We ask that you please follow the rules so we can enjoy a great day on the beach while uplifting our community!  Also, don't forget to check out the Alliance for a Living Ocean's Longboard Classic on Saturday, August 1st!   Read More...

Coquina Jam Postponed to 8/2

We've had a great run of rideable surf, but unfortunately the Atlantic will not cooperate for our 12th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam this weekend.  We have rescheduled the Jam to next Sunday, August 2nd.  Here are a few things to note... We made this decision with respect to our (64) female surfers who deserve the right to showcase their talents! The surfers have already raised in excess of $21,000!  The individual fundraising will continue here on their individual pages - please support their efforts!  Big thanks to our matching sponsors who will add another $10,000 to the surfer's efforts -... Read More...

Hope & Community

The 12th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam has never meant so much!  With most events cancelled, we're geared up to run a safe and fun female surf fest outside to raise funds for our Jetty Rock Foundation and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.  Check out the videos below for a deeper look at what this event means to for us and our community!  Read More...

Legends of the Jams

Bill Machotka & Randy Budd, our absolute rock star operators of the Clam & Coquina Jams, are hanging up their mics this year!  Make no doubt about it, we're sad, but these two professionals have put in more then their fair share of volunteer hours planning, organizing, setting up, running and breaking down our surf events.  We will forever be indebted to them for their service and contribution toward growing our community events!  As we approach our 12th Annual Coquina Jam, we'd love for some ladies to step up and volunteer!  If interested, please fill out the Coquina Jam Volunteer... Read More...

12th Annual Coquina Jam

It's on!  With some hardcore rules in place we are set to run a safe 12th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam!  We have big goals for David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and our Jetty Rock Foundation who will be splitting the pot this year, but equally donating all profits back to LBI Region Cancer patients in need!  Registration is open for the first (64) female surfers and sponsorships are available.  Please pay special attention to the rules and help us run a safe, organized event that is so close to our hearts and community! Read More...

Coquina Highlights & $37,157 raised!

It's only been a little over a month, but in a sense, Summer has come and gone!  We're not ready to let it go though, especially with Local's Summer upon us, as well as highlight moments like our 11th Annual Coquina Jam to think back on!  Check out this video edited by Oak Leaf Media as well as our official press release ~ thank you all for helping us raise a record amount for this event! Read More...

Coquina Jam raises $35K+

Last Sunday produced waist-to-chest high waves and an unbelievable atmosphere for our 11th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health - Southern Ocean Medical Center.  A record amount of people attended what some are calling Long Beach Island's largest surf contest ever.  Katie Imswiler & Mia Gallagher edged out Mary Tantillo & Brynn Gallagher in a final heat that featured a Jetty collaborator (IMSY), local business owner (Swell Colors) and sisters going head-to-head!  The most impressive part though, is that we raised over $35,000 which is already flowing over to David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.  They will... Read More...

'19 Coquina Jam Bracket

Last Thursday we hosted our 2nd Craft & Calling event at Jetty HQ, this time focusing on the females of our Coquina Jam!  Jetty Hall of Fam'r Jon Coen interviewed four former/current surfers who have all participated in our event over the years, and they represented four distinct generations.  Their words were inspiring and we'll be dropping the video down the road (also featuring the performance of Calista Quinn).  We randomly selected this year's teams for the bracket of 64 chicas too (see below)!  Thank you to all of the sponsors, surfers and guests who made it such an intimate evening!... Read More...

11th Annual Coquina Jam Registration Open!

Registration is now open for our 11th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam presented by Hackensack Meridian Health - Southern Ocean Medical Center!  Our all-female surf event has raised in excess of $70,000 for David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation which is circulated back to female Cancer patients in need.  This year, we're upping the ante, and as surfers register, then they will be added to 1 of 4 fundraising teams with matching sponsors: The Wright Law Firm, Tide Table Group, Farias Surf & Sport and Fantasy Island Amusement Park.  Why wait until the event to raise money?!  Additionally, we have a few more... Read More...

Coquina Jam raises $15K+

 This past Sunday turned out to be the perfect day to run our 10th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam!  A record crowd packed 68th Street in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township to watch (48) females ranging from ages 10 to 65 compete for the trophy.  Of course, we were there not only to celebrate female surfing, but to raise funds for female Cancer patients in need.  Thanks to all of your patronage, as well as regional business sponsorship, we just cut a check for $15,085.94 to David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.  They will immediately turn those funds around... Read More...

Coquina Jam turning 10!

We can't believe that the Coquina Jam, slated for Sunday, July 29th, will be our 10th Annual!  This year, Hackensack Meridian Health - Southern Ocean Medical Center has stepped up in a huge way as the presenting sponsor.  Perhaps, things have finally come full circle for our all-female surf contest which raises funds for David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation... 1.  You sign up, sponsor or donate to the event 2.  We organize and set the stage for the ladies to perform 3.  All proceeds go to David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) 4.  DDBCF assists local, female cancer... Read More...

9th Annual Coquina Jam Wrap Up

The 9th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam went down in style last Sunday, July 30th!  North/Northeast winds produced some solid swell and challenging conditions for our 46 female competitors, but they proved to navigate it quite well.  After 7+ hours of a feel good day on the beach filled with food, music, apparel, and plenty more, DanaRose Brown & Morgan Iglay upset Jetty Ambassador Jamie DeWitt & Nicole King.  The beach was absolutely packed at 68th Street in Long Beach Township.  Fans, surfers, and event sponsors allowed us to raise and donate $9,261.41 to David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation --... Read More...

Coquina Jam Rescheduled

In the name of raising money for a great cause as well as everyone's safety, we were forced to postpone the 8th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam last weekend due to bad weather and lack of waves.  We are zoning in on Saturday, August 6th and hope to see everyone on the beach.  We urge the surfers, sponsors, volunteers, and fans to stay in touch while keeping an eye on our event page for updated event info! Read More...