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Clam Jam Delayed Again...

We're postponing the 14th Annual Jetty Clam Jam once again this weekend - it will not run on September 19th or 20th.  We hope you all scored some waves this past week, we were definitely out of the office quite a bit!  We will continue tracking the tropics while remembering that we love the waves that these storms produce, but they can also wreck homes, entire regions and lives. Read More...

The Picks Are In!

The bracket has been solidified for the 14th Annual Jetty Clam Jam!  Solidified, but not finalized as we all know that there will be some alternate surfers to swap in when conflicts arise.  If you missed registration and are interested in being an alternate, then please send us an email (Anna@jettylife.com).  We're pumped to start watching the swell forecasts - please stay tuned into this Blog, our social media channels and the Clam Jam Website for the call as each weekend approaches!   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...

12th Annual Coquina Jam Bracket

The 64 female surfers for this year's Coquina Jam have been randomly paired!  The online live selection took place on Thursday night and we're sure the teams are already talking strategy.  Don't forget that these girls are also individually raising money with each bracket having a matching sponsor.  Big ups to our returning, matching sponsors: Farias Surf & Sport / 506 Boutique, The Wright Law Firm, Fantasy Island Amusement Park & Tide Table Group! Check out the surfer's individual sponsor pages here! 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...

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...