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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...

Last Leg of Summer

Trust us, we're not trying to rush your Summer, but Back-to-School is upon us and we're excited about all of our new Fall gear!  Jetty Captain Randy Townsend tested our new Fall boardies out long ago during a few sessions with Trevor Murphy behind the lens.  We also have a slew of new graphic tees, so although our Fall line traditionally (and still) is packed with flannels and stuff for the cold, we've expanded it to include new warm-weather items too! Kaduva Poolshort & Mollusk Boardshorts  Read More...

Childhood Dreams

Jetty Ambassador Ben Raimo doesn't get to spend much time with his friends from Jersey nowadays.  In celebrating Jetty Captain Randy Townsend's 40th on a recent trip to Indo, Ben had the chance to surf and hang with some hometown boys.  It wasn't all glorious though, as Raimo readily admitted taking some beatings.  In his words, you gotta pay to play, but sharing waves with lifelong friend Danny Mears turned those posters on their bedroom walls into reality.  Pretty pictures and tubes coming at a costly price, but all worth it... Photos courtesy of Trevor Murphy      Read More...

Mental-wais

Jetty Captain Randy Townsend recently returned from another epic trip to the Mentawais.  RT has been to the depths of Indo many times, most recently sharing his knowledge and a 115ft schooner with some old friends (and a few first-timers).  We're sure there will be plenty of ridiculous content to follow, welcome home boys! Read More...

Marching into Spring

Above: Ambassador Dave Werner by Matt Reitinger  This Winter certainly wasn't a Top 10-type of season in the Northeast, but on the bright side Spring is here!  New Jersey isn't quite known for swells this time of year, but at least we can spend more time outside and enjoy some more sunlight.  And hey, you never know when an epic session is upon us.  Here's a quick look back at a couple of days in March that didn't disappoint! Captain Randy Townsend by Michael Baytoff   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...

Do What You Love Longer

All of our Solar Shirts are moisture wicking and UPF 50+!  Jetty Ambassador Randy Townsend recently field tested them in Central America where the sun demands that surfers and fishermen alike protect their skin.  We want to keep you out there doing what you love...check out our full offering of Solars as well as a shot of RT courtesy of Trevor Murphy. Read More...

A Few More Boards...

Above: Randy Townsend by Trevor Murphy Okay, one more flashback to first heavy swell of the cold season on the East Coast!  As Surfline's Slam Dunk Swell feature states, this wasn't the biggest swell, but it was pretty mean, and our Ambassadors definitely logged some for the memory bank.  Did you paddle?  Get slammed?  Break a board?  We've heard it all...on to the next (colder; bigger) one...! Pat Parenty by Tim Torchia    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...

On the beach @ The Belmar PRO

This year's Belmar PRO is upon us and we'll be posted up on the beach on Saturday (9/8) and Sunday (9/9).  Swing by our tents for some gear or to meet our Ambassadors!  Competing this year from our crew are Dallas Tolson (NC), Owen O'Donnell (NY), Pete Machotka (NJ), Keaton Fortney (NJ), Logan Hayes (FL), Pat Parenty (NJ) and Randy Townsend (NJ)!  We can't forget Morgan Iglay  who will be competing in the Womens  open as well.  The track of Hurricane Florence is currently uncertain, but it looks like we're going to get some wave action (fingers crossed for no landfall... Read More...

International Vibes

Above: Jetty Ambassador Randy Townsend, ready for Summer by Kyle G. As I type this post, I'm overwhelmed with the thoughts of what Surfing has done for me and so many others worldwide.  The feeling that surfing brings to you, from your first time standing up to getting a sick one, is a somewhat indescribable joy!  On Saturday, June 16th we celebrate International Surfing Day, a nod to the sport, the lifestyle and all of the sustainability that comes with it.  We have a laundry list, but would love to know how surfing has inspired you to Draw Your Own... 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...

Murphy x Townsend Goods

Photog Trevor Murphy travels around the world and puts himself in front of some of the best waves that Mother Ocean has to offer.  It's pretty nice for New Jersey to be a feather in his cap this Winter as swell after swell simply produced the goods.  Jetty Captain Randy Townsend is a common subject on the other side of Trevor's lens, and although they are in two different destinations at the moment, we're amping on this look back to Dirty Jersey...    Read More...

The Life of Riley: Part II

Above: RT attacking on a ridiculously small stick by Jersey Mike After days and days of tubes, more content is surfacing from Winter Storm Riley.  Jetty Captain  Randy Townsend played host to plenty of pros, friends and anyone else who braved the flooding, drift and morphing, Army Corp of Engineers-assisted waves.  This was a stretch of waves that the boys will be talking about for a long time, and it is best captured by the world traveling Trevor Murphy... Newmibia , New Jersey from Trevor Murphy on Vimeo.   Read More...

Hometown Drifters

Above: RT sliding into one with Kyle Gronostajski behind a frozen lens Jetty Captain Randy Townsend recently surfaced at home in typical fashion, inside of a drifty, left tube!  Randy joined fellow Ambassador Pete Machotka as he entered the realm of fatherhood in 2017.  Pete has the experiential edge in the latter category, but as for the barrels, there's a clear case of the student vs. the teacher! Below: Pete's recent barrels and two happy families     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...

Come back September!

(Above: Randy Townsend by Jon Peterson) As we cruise into the 2nd weekend of October, with our Clam Jam postponed, we'll revel in some of September's moments!  We know that the machine will turn back on, so be patient and get your priorities straight.  There are sure to be some loose ends to tie up on land after that ridiculous run of waves last month...   Jetty Ambassador Kai Wescoat by Epic Shutter Pete Machotka by Shawn Casey Logan Hayes by Rich Brooks Read More...

Tube Solutions

In a time when opinions and tweets are running rampant, at least we have had one of the best Septembers regarding waves on the East Coast!  Jetty Ambassadors Sam Seeland & Randy Townsend seek their solitude in the tube as referenced here by photog Dave Nilsen.  We're in support of solutions and coming together as we continue to build our brand and Jetty fam on a daily basis...     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...

Ron Jon Team Trip

Under normal circumstances, the Summer grind means that surf trips will have to wait until the off season, but in this case Ron Jon Surf Shop sent their team to Central America, and they scored!  Jetty Captain Randy Townsend and Ambassador Logan Hayes have no complaints about leaving beach patrols and small wind chop behind -- check out their alternative down in #waveland! Read More...