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Party with a Purpose

We certainly Party with a Purpose, and our last major event of the year, the LBT Oyster Shellabration was no exception!  The 2nd annual event featured 9 of the LBI Region's oyster farmers who shucked the day away, but also focused on educating the public.  The event benefits the Oyster Recycling Program, the first municipal-run initiative of its kind in New Jersey.  We're excited to elevate our contribution to coastal waters as we usher in 2020, and thanks to you we have considerable funds to keep the needle moving!   Read More...

Clam Jam is ON for September 21, 2019!

Who will hoist the clam this year?!  We'll find out by dark tomorrow as the 2019 13th Annual Jetty Clam Jam is ON!  A fading Humberto swell and an 80 degree beach day are looking to make 68th Street in Brant Beach pretty special tomorrow!  Surfers, please check in no later then 7am as the first heat of a long, 9-hour day will be in the water by 8am.  We're looking forward to seeing the LBI Region surf community out in full force tomorrow ~ see you there!   Read More...

Looking Ahead of Dorian

Above: Jetty Captain Randy Townsend by Dan Przygocki We saw so many tubes from Dorian in what some are calling the best hurricane-based swell Long Beach Island (NJ) has seen in 10 years, but at what cost?  Amongst the rampant stoke from last Saturday, we're being asked by our fans what they can do to support the Bahamas.  We have a great list of current charitable initiatives (below), so if you are interested in helping our fellow Bahamians recover, then we are suggesting the following two avenues for donations.  Both W4W and Team Rubicon are trusted nonprofits with boots on... 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...

13th Annual Clam Jam

Wow, we can't believe that we've been running our annual Clam Jam surf contest for 13 years now!  This year, we're opening up another September weekend (2 total) with 4 potential early Fall days to run the event.  We're also dedicating this one to our main man Pat Harrington who is battling through Hodgkin's Lymphoma and some nasty chemo treatments that are going to keep him out of the water for a while.  Registration is now open, and we're seeking sponsorships as well.  Check out all of the details at JettyClamJam.com! The first (96) surfers to register will have their... 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...

NJ Keg Hunter Party

Above Randy Townsend by Dave Nilsen Our Ambassadors have been hunting kegs and we're excited to see if they will be in the running at next months Keg Hunter Party!  We're throwing down with Last Wave Brewing to host a good 'ole Jersey surf party.  We'll be announcing the $2000 winner of New Jersey's Winter Wave Showdown with good vibes provided by Dentist and a tap takeover by Last Wave!   Read More...

Santi presents NJ TRNST

Above: Santi in between filming duties by Brad Flora Jetty Ambassador & contributor Sean Santiago is fresh off of a trip down South and stoked to premiere his short film NJ TRNST!  The film will be shown at The Crab's Claw Inn which is also one of Sean's multiple side hustles.  Join us to celebrate some good 'ole fashioned New Jersey surf culture! Read More...

Quiet, We're Hunting Kegs!

Quiet, we're hunting kegs...and they are really, really cold ones!  We're getting down on Last Wave Brewing Co.'s NJ Keg Hunter video contest!  Check out the details below straight from Last Wave Co-owner Nick Jiorle... The New Jersey surf community is unlike any other—progressive, passionate, and tight-knit. The men and women who brave the elements and dredging barrels of our state deserve a contest like no other. NJ Keg Hunter is an online video submission contest designed to compare the best waves the Garden State has to offer in a format that allows the community to help determine who comes... Read More...

Amped As Ever

Above: Courtesy of Shawn Casey Longtime Jetty Ambassador  Pete Machotka isn't letting his foot off of the pedal anytime soon!  A runner-up at the 12th Annual Jetty Clam Jam put more eyes on Pete's explosive surfing, and his dedication (surfing, family & community) seems to only be getting stronger.  Check out a few recent photos of Machotka both in the Jam and free surfing his heart out... Courtesy of Jim Givas Photography Courtesy of Paul Boardman   Read More...

Do-gooder Rewards

We just received a check from Jetty Ambassador  John Streit who helped execute a great hurricane relief effort for the Carolinas & Florida!  We've sent $10,000 South thus far thanks to humanitarian efforts just like this.  John recently reaped some rewards for his altruism in the water too ~ what a great example of how our crew replicates our vibe both in and out of the water!  Photography by John D. Mactavish Read More...

Clam Jam Selection Night

Above: Photo courtesy of Shawn Casey So...many...events...but are any as anticipated as the 12th Annual Jetty Clam Jam for LBI Region surfers?!  It's on, and this year we will be holding it in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township at 68th Street.  You can register online or email us for the proper entry forms, however, remember that your name must be in our surfer database.  We're looking forward to pulling the clams (teams) on Friday, September 14th (Selection Night) @ the Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House, and please note that for the first time we have stretched... Read More...

ALO Longboard Classic

Our friends at the Alliance for a Living Ocean are proud to present their 10th Annual Longboard Classic!  These guys have run a stellar contest over the years which allows for the use of strictly vintage boards.  We're appreciative of all of the support the ALO provides to us in the form of water stations at our events (reducing plastic use) and assistance during our Stafford Eco-trip.  Cheers to supporting a nonprofit dedicated to our community and environment!    Read More...

Red Bull Surf + Rescue

We're excited to be a part of the Red Bull Surf + Rescue event for a third straight year!  As our stories continue to revolve around the water, we cannot forget to support the lifeguards who keep us safe.  On July 17, 2018, (50) East Coast patrols will compete in (4) disciplines (swimming, sprinting, prone paddling & rescue relay) at a new location in Atlantic City, NJ, and under a new elimination format.  We'll be posted up on the beach with plenty of gear and rooting for our LBI Region homeboys and girls! 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...

Contreras/Torchia volunteer at AWOW

Community events are often the best way for us to reach the youth and help the less fortunate.  When we're not running our own events, our Ambassadors often step up and wave the Jetty flag while volunteering!  Recently, both James Contreras & Timmy Torchia assisted at the 1st Annual AWOW New Jersey Surf Therapy day!  We have no arguments against surfing being therapeutic ~ thanks for participating in this experience guys! Read More...

11th Annual Clam Jam review

Above: Preparing for the first heat by Shawn Casey  This was a funky year with a long wait during the Clam Jam window, but it finally went down on Sunday, November 19th!  A nearly full bracket of (93) LBI Region surfers competed all day in surf that ranged from 2-6 ft with strong offshore winds.  At the end of the day, Randy Townsend & Evan Zodl defeated Billy Webster & Conor Willem in a very close final.  Some of the best surfers rose to the top in challenging conditions while newcomers enjoyed their first time Jam experiences.  Check out the Press... Read More...

Clam Jam ON for Sunday (11/19)!

Above: Jetty Ambassador Pete Machotka is eager to get his name onto the CJ trophy  We patiently waited this year, and also surfed plenty of weekdays throughout this Fall, but now the time has come to run the 11th Annual Jetty Clam Jam on Sunday, November 19, 2017!  There's always a lot of opinionated views when it comes time to run this event, but at the end of the day it is one of the best days of the year for many of the participants.  We're looking forward to a great day on the beach this Sunday celebrating our surf community,... Read More...

2017 Clam Jam Bracket

We know, we know...we've already postponed the 11th Annual Jetty Clam Jam until we get considerable conditions, but here is the bracket!  Who's your partner?!  Reach out to them and if you don't have their contact info, then we'd be happy to provide it.  A huge part of the event is creating new relationships...plus you want to make sure that your partner is going to show up, strategize, and blow up!  There are a load of formidable pairings this year and we're pumped to to make the call - stay tuned to our social media outlets as we near each... Read More...

A Firm Irma + The Belmar Invitational

(Above: Dallas Tolson amping at the Belmar Invitational by D R Stockdale Photography) Almost everyone that we know has friends and family in the Caribbean & Southeastern US, so first and foremost, our hearts go out to everyone in Hurricane Irma's destructive path.  On the heels of our Houston Essentials Drive, and while we develop aid options for Irma, we're trying to stay positive.  Back in Jersey, we had a fun-filled weekend at the Belmar Invitational with a great crew of Jetty fam and Ambassadors! RT staying dry by Dan Przygocki as seen on Surfline  Jamie Contreras by Timmy Torchia... Read More...