The Surf City Taxpayers Association is pleased to share the news of the formation and official start up of the Surf City Business Cooperative. This new organization was created by a group of local merchants who have banded together to market the unique tourism and commerce elements of our town.
You can read more about it in this Sandpaper article published last month.
The group is having their kick off event — a Merchant Workshop — and are inviting all Surf City merchants to attend. The event will be Saturday, April 29, from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Surf City Yacht Club, 399 N. 9th Street. See details below.
Best of luck to this wonderful new addition to Surf City!
Please be aware the township will be conducting hydrant flushing from 4/24 to 4/28. You may experience rust in the water for a period of time.
A seal was either sunning itself or stranded on 17th street beach on April 8th and 9th. Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine was contacted and the seal was rescued successfully. Please be aware that federal law prohibits anyone from approaching any beached seals. 150 feet is the rule but on our small-ish beaches that can be tough. Use discretion please. The baby gray seal was safe and healthy, and was relocated to a different area on the coast.
If you encounter a beached seal and it appears in distress please call Marine Mammal Stranding Center. 609-226-7928
The beach buggy access on 18th street is still closed to all vehicle traffic. When on foot please use caution when trying to gain access at this location. The access has been graded on the beach side due to the erosion so access on foot is now safe. Also there was high water on April 6th due to a bad storm.
Surf City Firehouse has alot going on this April!
Country Western Line Dancing- Fri, April 7th at 6:30 PM – 10 PM. One of the most popular events!! Doors open, 6:15; beginner intro lessons, 6:30; dance beging 7:00. Coaches, Lisa and Billy, BTK Entertainment. Free coffee and tea; soda, water, and snacks available. 50/50. Contact Anita (609-361-9490) or Cathleen (609-494- 5079 for information. Tickets, $10.00; presale, $8.00; make checks payable to Surf City Volunteer Fire Company Women’s Auxiliary and mail to Surf City Fire House, Attention: Sandy, 713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ 08008. Groups of 6 or more can reserve a table.
Breakfast With the Easter Bunny
April 15th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down to Surf City Firehouse. Come join the fun. All-you-can-eat pancakes. Also served with sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice, cocoa and milk. Take out available. The Auxiliary will have baked goods and crafts available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. #1 and EMS.
Surf City Volunteer Fire Company- 713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ. 609-494-6127 www.surfcityfire.org
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The 72 circle on LBI
Surf City Bay Flooding
Surf City Yacht Club
Bay flooding overwash