Donuts, Television, and Badges

A couple of items worth checking out in this weeks SandPaper.

HGTV will air an episode of “Island Life”  at 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. It will feature The Clewells, of New Providence, N.J. and their LBI home.

Free donuts at Shore Good Donuts at its Ship Bottom location, 1211 Long Beach Blvd. The date is Saturday, March 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Surf City Beach Badges Throughout the Years.

Winter Storm Stella Beach Erosion

The north end of Surf City, specifically the stretch between 17th St and 19th streets, were eroded severely on Tue, March 14th by winter storm Stella. Please use caution when attempting to gain access to the beach in this area. The winter storm had hurricane force winds with a long duration, large wave heights, and a strong full moon lunar cycle.

Winter Storm Stella Beach Erosion

Police Tape Off

Winter Storm Stella Surf


Winter Storm Stella Street Flooding

Kick Up Some Dirt

Come on out to the Surf City Firehouse on April 7th and dance.

Also of interest is the reopening of The Surflight Theater this upcoming summer. Click HERE for a link to the SandPaper article.



Surf City Views

Some vintage images of Surf City-

First phase of the yacht club . Surf City Yacht Club was finished in 1953.


The yacht club and original cylindrical water tower both visible in this vintage postcard-


Tumble Town painting by Cathleen Engelsen


Original town hall structure coning down.

Playground- Summer 1974


Traffic Shifts and Beach Status

Click here for an important SandPaper update on the traffic pattern and status of the causeway construction.

Here are some pictures of the Surf City beaches towards the north end. It looks like there is some moderate erosion and the lunar cycle high tide combined with a fairly strong swell on 2/15 showed a limited beach available.


Winter Storm Leo

We hope everyone has stayed safe throughout this powerful storm. Surf City had moderate flooding through several high tide cycles but it looks like the worse areas were the typical problematic spots.

Surf City Bay Flooding

Bay waters reached to the middle of Surf City on this street.

Bagel Shack in Beach Haven

Bay Village

The 72 circle on LBI

Surf City Bay Flooding

Surf City Yacht Club

Bay flooding overwash


Beached Whale and New Hotel

Some news for you here on the STPA website. Click the links below for details about the new hotel proposal in Ship Bottom and two whales that have washed ashore dead here on LBI and Island Beach.

Hotel LBI

Proposed 105-room Hotel LBI

Also of interest is a 25-ton baby humpback whale that washed onto a southern LBI sandbar.

Click HERE for the details on


Dead whale on sandbar

25 ton baby humpback

Fire and Snow

We hope everyone had a great new year. 2017 has started out with a bang here in Surf City  Unfortunately there was already a fire in Surf City at a residence and a major snowstorm. Luckily no one was hurt.

And click HERE for photos of the January 7th snowstorm.





Christmas Parade on SNN

If you were absent for the annual  Ship Bottom Christmas Parade this season catch it broadcast on The Southern News Network (Channel 21).

Jan. 8 at 3 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Click HERE on The SandPaper website for more details.


We here at SurfCityTaxpayer hope everyone had a joyous and Merry Christmas. Santa was spotted Christmas eve riding around in the firetruck again this year!p1210294 p1210296


Merry Christmas From The SCTP!

Have a safe and Merry Christmas, please.