Sea

Panetta & Hans hoist the Clam!

The 13th Annual Jetty Clam Jam went down, for the first time, in the month of September!  Underdogs Tanner Panetta & Tab Hans took down Billy Webster & Tim Raimo in the finals, surfing through some really tough, changing conditions.  An 80-degree beach day saw a huge crowd and outweighed the less favorable conditions, but all agreed that the surf was plenty contestable.  The more important part of the day was the charitable element with our community support of surfer Pat Harrington who is battling through Chemo and fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Pat has surfed in nearly all of the Jams, but... 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...

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...

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...

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...

Ogre & J-Law hoist the Clam!

Above: New names on the trophy by Dan Przygocki After a Nor'easter blew through the coast, the 12th Annual Jetty Clam Jam finally went down on Sunday, October 28th!  The Jam was held at 68th Street in Brant Beach for the first time and naysayers were put to shame by 4-6ft+ hollow waves that pumped from dawn to dusk.  An epic final pitted Steve Carpitella & Josh Law against Jamie Whitesell & Jetty Ambassador Pete Machotka.  J-law instantly scratched through a front side barrel and landed a monstrous floater to open up the heat.  Machotka countered with a big back... Read More...

NO Jammin'...12th Annual Clam Jam is POSTPONED!

Above: Randy Townsend by Tim Torchia Despite some sizable swell in the water, the 12th Annual Jetty Clam Jam will not run on October 6th or 7th this weekend.  We hold the Jam in high regard and the long period swell + unfavorable winds just isn't doing it for us.  We appreciate everyone (especially wives and girlfriends) juggling their plans and we know that plenty will still jump in this weekend in search of a little window.  If you are in the LBI Region, do join us for a new event, the Oyster Shellabration, which is a fundraiser for our Oyster... Read More...

The 2018 Clam Jam Bracket

Above: Last year's Jam by Shawn Casey On Friday night we had our annual pre-event Clam Jam Selections and this might be the most competitive bracket to date!  A packed out Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House set the tone for what will be our 12th Annual Jetty Clam Jam.  Surfers who did not register can still sign up to be alternates by emailing info@jettylife.com.  Stay tuned for the call for this weekend (9/22 or 9/23), and get in touch with your partners! Download a printable bracket here! 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...

Contreras repeats at ALO Longboard Classic

Jetty Ambassador James Contreras surfed his way to a 2nd straight victory on Sunday, August 5th at the ALO Longboard Classic!  The 10th Annual event boasted some stiff competition for Jamie as more and more skilled surfers are entering the event.  What a great day on the beach with plenty of music, good vibes and vintage boards (which have to be 3' bigger then the surfer is tall)...congrats Jamie! 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...

Wingate Makes Finals

Jetty Ambassador Ben Wingate cruised into the finals at the NSSA Regionals in New Smyrna Beach (FL) this past weekend!  You can check out all of the results here.  Ben surfed great against some stiff comp from fellow East Coast competitors.  Jetty Captain  Randy Townsend, who dedicates his time to coaching in Jersey, was also in town to help guide these young men ~ great stuff 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...

11th Annual Jetty Clam Jam

We're always stoked when Fall is in the air, because it means that the window for our Jetty Clam Jam is fast approaching!  This year we'll surf and celebrate at Hudson Avenue in Harvey Cedars.  We've also introduced a new website which includes online registration, sponsorship opportunities, and the storied history of our event.  Join us on the beach for cold clams, community, and a day that we look forward to year in and year out! All of the following information (and more) can be found on our new website, but here are some of the main topics... Sponsor the... 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...