More Fall Happenings

Surf City’s second annual “Trunk or Treat” event will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 6 to 8 PM at the fire house parking lot. SCTA will be sponsoring a vehicle so we hope to see you all there! Click HERE for a link to photos of last years event.


Get ready to kick up some dust at the country line dance Sat Nov 5th to be held at the firehouse from 6:30 to 10 PM. 





New Causeway Traffic pattern…and Autumnal Images

Take notice.  As of 10/13 new traffic patterns on Rte. 72. One lane in each direction on the eastern 2 little bridges.

Hope some of you taxpayers have had a chance to get to Surf City this past week. Beautiful fall weather we’ve been experiencing.

Click HERE for an interesting SandPaper article about Ray Ciccone, Surf City resident and former accountant for Donald Trump.

Surf City Sunset 10/12/16

Surf City October Swell

Man-o-war jellyfish

Hurricane Matthew Help

With Hurricane Matthew marching up the coast as a catagory 4 storm here is a website to help with the confusing science of meteorology.                                TROPICAL TIDBITS


Fall Festivities

Plenty to do here on LBI this fall. Don’t let a nor-easter slow you down!

Chowderfest Weekend in Beach Haven runs Oct. 1 and 2.

LBI Seaglass and Art Festival runs Oct 1 & 2 in Ship Bottom from 10am to 4pm

The 2nd Annual LBI Fly International Kite Festival will  run Oct. 7 through 10 on Ship Bottom Beaches, 3rd-15th Streets

The Tuckerton Seaport will host “Truck”erton Food Truck & Cider Fest on Saturday, Oct 8 from 11am-6pm.








Autumnal Happenings

The Lighthouse International Film Festival has a lot of stuff going on here this fall on LBI.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 8PM at the Long Beach Island Historical Museum located at 129 Engleside Ave. in Beach Haven, the LIFF will screen “George Tice: Seeing Beyond the Moment”

• a screening of “All In Time,” the winner of 11 film festival awards, followed by a concert by the band Badlees, at Beach Haven’s Tuckers Tavern on Friday, Oct. 14.

• The showing of director John Kurash’s “Out View of Vietnam” and a Q&A with the filmmaker at the Long Beach Island Historical Museum on Saturday, Nov. 12.

• A screening of “Fire and Water” at South-End Surf ’N Paddle in Beach Haven on Saturday, Nov. 26.


Click here for a link to the LIFF’s website.


And here for The Sandpaper’s article on the festival.

And here’s an ode to the last day of summer here in Surf City. What a wonderful summer it was too!

September 21, 2016 Surf City Bay Beach



Thank You

…from the  Surf City Taxpayers Association Board for a great summer season here in Surf City!! As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SCTA, we hope everyone had a marvelous summer in our little slice of paradise!

Surf City Taxpayers Association Board celebrates 30 years of the organization.

Board members who were present for the celebration included, from left to right: Pete Williams, Susanne Gilbert, Jean Daniels, volunteer (and webmaster) Marc Halikas, Rosemary Fallar, Bob Lieber, Chuck Edwards, Tony Gasparro.

This summer, with the sun, surf, and sand, Surf City was the place to be!


And how lucky were we to escape from Hurricane Hermine?! Just some rough surf and winds were all we had to endure.


Surf City Homeowners Learn about Local Real Estate Sales, Rules and Regs at the August General Meeting

On Saturday, August 27th, the Surf City Taxpayers Association held its second general meeting of the summer.  The theme was “The State of Home Ownership in Surf City”.  A standing room only crowd heard our first speaker, Pat Sepanak, broker and owner of Sand Dollar Real Estate describe in detail the unit sales, pricing, days on market and percent of asking price statistics and trends in Surf City home sales.

Click here or on the image below to see the two page handout that she provided at the meeting as an overview and take-away.

Real Estate Overview Handout








The meeting’s second speaker was Borough Clerk/Administrator Mary Madonna. Mary provided an overview of the permits and processes needed to make improvements on a Surf City home. She spoke extensively about the curb requirements needed for a Certificate of Occupancy — a necessary step in every home sale.

She also spoke about the role of the department that does inspections during the construction process — and reminded everyone that they are working to protect the homeowner. Mary educated the audience on a little known fact: This department actually reports directly to the State of New Jersey.

Any question a homeowner has about any of these topics is encouraged to contact Mary’s office and she or the staff will direct you to the right person in the Borough.

A big “thank you” goes out to Dan Malay and the team at How You Brewin, for providing the abundant array of delicious breakfast treats at the meeting!

Finally, we want to express our thanks to all those who have supported the SCTA this summer during all our events and activities. As attendance continues to grow at our general meetings, we’ll be moving these sessions to the Fire House for 2017 to make sure all who want to attend can get a seat and participate.

State of Home Ownership in Surf City New Jersey: General Meeting, Saturday August 27th


August 2016 General Meeting

Click on the image to enlarge it and read all the details about the meeting.

We’re excited to invite you to the SCTA August General Meeting, titled The State of Home Ownership in Surf City, scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at the Surf City Borough Hall. At 9:45 a.m., breakfast treats — which have been generously donated by How You Brewin  — will be served. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.

This is your chance to get the most current view of the housing market in Surf City — with comparisons to the rest of LBI. Pat Sepanak, Broker/Owner of Sand Dollar Real Estate, will walk us through 2016 statistics on home sales in our town. She’ll compare them to the years prior to Sandy and then after. And she’ll offer her assessment of what the future holds for owners, those who rent their homes, sellers and buyers in Surf City. There will be ample time for all your questions.

Our second guest speaker will be Mary Madonna, Surf City Borough Clerk and Administrator. Mary will share some of the steps owners need to take when doing construction on their property. She’ll discuss permits, zoning board procedures and answer your questions of who to contact for specific homeowner needs.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn all about the current state of home ownership in Surf City.

Mini Golf Results and Flea Market

 Undeterred by a rain delay, 99 golfers participated in the Surf City Taxpayers Mini Golf Tournament August 10th at Island Golf. The top of the leader board was very close in all three of the age  brackets. The prize money for the tournament was graciously donated by the Surf City 5 & 10.
Ages 8 and Under
1st – Rylee Guerriero -44
2nd – James Fitzmaurice – 46
3rd – Nathan Eagleson – 50
Rylee’s first place finish is notable in that she is the first girl this year to win her age bracket.
Ages 9 -15
1st – Aidan Walker – 35
2nd – Ryan Suarez – 37
3rd – Bri Patten – 37
Ryan and Bri had a playoff off which was won by Ryan’s hole in one on the 3rd playoff hole.
Congratulations to the two girls, Rylee and Bri , finishing in the winners pool.
Ages 16 and Over
1st – Chris Scholl – 33
2nd – Mark Travers – 35
3rd – Al Voytek – 37
Thanks go out to the volunteers from the Surf City Taxpayers Association who were the scorers , to the staff at Island Golf , and to the Surf City 5 & 10
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 Flea Market/Bazaar Fundraiser #2
 for Fire Dept/EMS, Firehouse
Tuesday, August 16, 9:00am-4:00pm
Hunt for treasures at this popular fundraiser.
Food, Beverages, Crafts, Books, and Much More.
Inside and outside vendors.
Surf City Firehouse
8th St. & Long Beach Blvd.
Flea Market

Mini Golf Reminder .

Just in case anyone’s forgotten or need the details. The second and final mini golf tournament will be held this Wednesday, Aug 10th at Island Golf.


…and this is what a perfect Surf City sunset looks like from the ocean.

Surf City Ocean Sunset