Top 10 Places to Surf in NJ
Surfing at the Jersey Shore is enjoyed by many. Surfing is highly addictive. It is one of the most popular board sports ever invented. There are over 20 million surfers in the world, and the number is growing fast. Surfing is one of the oldest practiced sports on the planet. Here are top 10 places to surf in NJ according to local surfers!
1. Inlet Beach – Manasquan
2. “L Jetty” Washington Avenue – Avon
3. 16th Avenue – Belmar
4. Sandy Hook
5. Seaside Park
6. Brooklyn Avenue – Sea Girt
7. Ocean Lane – Deal
8. 7 Presidents Park – Long Branch
9. Bay Head
10. 99th Street, Beach Haven Park
Surfing spots in New Jersey break best on a long-period south to southeast swell. Most southeast groundswell is produced during hurricane season or during winter when low-pressure systems move off the eastern seaboard and into the Mid-Atlantic. This is a great time of year to be in New Jersey – the water is still relatively warm and the waves are pumping.
The best surf spots are in the summer but also in the fall as well. The summer crowds disapper and the kids are back in school which leaves you with plenty of open sea. During the week is the best time to surf because weekends are ususally still crowded with locals.