Sand Sculpture Contest tomorrow, Town Hall Meeting 8/24

The first two weeks of August offered some great events including the Surf City Fire House Flea Market and the 2nd Mini Golf Tournament of the Summer. This Wednesday, August 14th, is the Sand Sculpture Contest of Summer 2019. On Saturday, August 24th is the Surf City Town Hall Meeting. Read on for more details about these events and more!

Sand Sculpture Contest

On Wednesday August 14th, at 10:00am, join us for our annual Sand Sculpture Contest: our most popular event of the Summer! The event takes place at 14th street beach. Judging begins at 1:00pm. Winners in categories for kids, teens, adults and groups take home trophies…plus certificates for all participants! The rain date is Thursday, August 15th at 10:00am. Check in case weather causes us to move the event to our rain date. Or go to the Surf City Facebook group page if you’re a member.

August 24th Town Hall Meeting: Keeping Surf City Safe

Join us Saturday, August 24th, at the Firehouse, for a Town Hall Meeting on Beach and Public Safety. Speakers will include Mark Dileo, head of the Surf City Beach Patrol and Chief Mike Wolfschmidt of the Surf City Volunteer Fire & EMS Company. Breakfast will be available at 9:45am and the meeting begins at 10:00am.

2nd Mini Golf Tournament of the Summer a Big Hit!

Wednesday August 7th was our second Mini Golf tournament of Summer 2019! There were 78 participants and it was enjoyed by all. The weather gave us a scare but it turned out to be a great event! A special thanks to our Prize Sponsor the Surf City 5&10, Big Dipper Ice Cream, and Island Golf for the use of their course! The winners are as follows:
8 and under
Gabriel 48
Matt 66
Tess 81
Ages 9-15
Giada 37
James 37
Nick 38
Ages 16 and up
Jake 35
Elliot 40
Wes 41
Thanks go out to our amazing volunteers Ron Bergondo, Jean Daniels, Chuck, and Kathleen Edwards, Tony Gasparo, Mike Jacobs, Lynne Christensen, Ray Saunderson, Jack Sheilds, Brian Brisco, Margie Malander, Harold and Florence Meisner, Marilyn Ciccolini, Anita Barnes, and Rosemary Fallor!

Big Events Happening the 2nd Half of This Month!

The first half of July offered some great events including the first Mini Golf Tournament of the summer,  Surf City’s annual Foul Shooting Contest, and the Surf City Fire Company Pancake Breakfast! Next week on Tuesday, 7/16/19 is the first Flea Market of Summer 2019 at the Surf City Firehouse. After that, on Thursday 7/18/19 is the Surflight Theater Show and Lunch (take note of new date). Read below for more information about these upcoming events!
Flea Market
Tuesday, July 16th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, join the SC Fire Company at the Surf City Firehouse (713 Long Beach BoulevardSurf City, NJ 08008) for Surf City’s annual Flea Market.
Surflight Theater Show & Lunch

Our very popular Surflight Theater Lunch & Show event will now take place on Thursday, July 18th. The event kicks off with lunch at the Surf City Hotel at 12:00 noon. Then it’s down to the Surflight Theater for the show Mama Mia. Tickets are $50. Please call Carol Marino by 7/3, to make reservations. Her number: 609-540-9594.

First Mini Golf Tournament of the Summer

Yesterday, Wednesday July 10th was our first Mini Golf tournament of Summer 2019! There were 56 participants and it was enjoyed by all especially the 18 + volunteers who seem to have developed a friendship over the years of participation. Thanks to our Prize Sponsor the Surf City 5&10 and Island Golf for the use of their course! The winners are as follows:
8 and under
1) Quinn  ( 50 ) $ 25
2) CJ ( 51 )          $ 15
3) Kyle ( 51 )      $ 10
Ages 9-15
1) Carter ( 37 )   $ 35
2) AJ ( 41 )           $ 25
3) Ryan ( 41 )      $ 10
Ages 16 and over
1) Mark ( 31 )      $ 50
2) Mike ( 34 )       $ 35
3) Dwight ( 38 )   $ 15
Thanks go to John Gofis, Jean Daniels, Tony Gasparo, Anita Barnes, Forand, and Harold Meisner, Ray Saunderson, Mary Ann Rapps, Mike Jacobs, Lynne Christensen, Bob Gardiner, Margie and Linda Malandra, Janise Brise, Ron B, and Rosemary Fallor, Chuck and Bob for making this event go smoothly.

Foul Shooting Contest a Big Success!

This past Friday, July 5th we hosted our annual Foul Shooting Contest! This contest was a big success. Girls and boys through age 18 had the chance to show their basketball skills and compete for cool prizes including ice cream coupons! In total, we had 70 kids participate. The top three winners, by age group, were as follows:


1st place –  Lacy Barnes

2nd  place –  Sabrina M

3rd place – Finn Glacken

7 to 9 :

1st place –  Owen N

2nd  place –  Sutton Chan

3rd place – Hannah Todd

10 to 12 :

1st place –  Patrick F

2nd  place –  Christopher Barnes

3rd place –  Andrew G

13  to 18 :

1st place –  Eleanor  Glirardet

2nd  place –  David C

3rd place –   Sara C

A special thanks to Coach Ron, Scott, Ellie and Chuck for making this event possible!


Legislature sends bill to Phil Murphy that exempts some vacation rentals from hotel tax

In a topic of importance to many Surf City taxpayers, the state legislature has sent a bill to Governor Murphy to exempt some homeowners from a new tax that would be levied on rentals of homes.

This article from details the exemptions and states that it is yet unclear whether  the Governor intends to sign the new bill.



We are entering the two most happening months of the Summer here in Surf City!

Coming up soon is Surf City’s annual Foul Shooting Contest, Pancake Breakfast, the first Mini Golf Tournament of the Summer! The second half of the month will host the Flea Market and the Surflight Theater Show and Lunch. See our list of events below for the first half of the month!

Foul Shooting Contest

Come out and enjoy shooting some hoops Friday, July 5th at our annual Foul Shooting Contest. Girls and boys through age 18 have the chance to show their basketball skills and compete for cool prizes. The event starts at 10:00am atRichard A. Zachariae Field (Division St. & Barnegat Ave, Surf City, NJ 08008). Mini Hoops for ages 6 and younger!

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, July 7th, join the folks at the Surf City Firehouse from 8:00 am til Noon for their annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. All you can eat pancakes! They also serve sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice, cocoa, and milk. Take-out available. The Auxiliary will have baked goods, crafts, and books available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. #1 and EMS. $9 for Adults and $5 for Children.
Mini Golf Tournament #1
On Wednesday, July 10th at 10:00am to 11:45am, join us at Island Golf (6th Street & The Blvd) for the first of our annual Mini Golf Tournaments for the Summer. Family and friends play together and compete individually for cash prizes in children, teen and adult age groups!

Meet The Mayor Meeting a Huge Success!

It was a “full house” at this years Meet The Mayor Meeting on Saturday June 22nd as Mayor Francis Hodgson delivered his “State of the Town Address” at the Surf City Fire House. Over 100 taxpayers were in attendance to hear the Mayor and get their questions answered. A shout out to Bagels & Beyond where breakfast was purchased. 

Over 50 questions from homeowners were fielded by the Mayor. The Mayor also continued the tradition of presenting a budget and tax comparison of Surf City to Ship Bottom and Beach Haven. You can find those financial documents HERE!


Make Plans To Be In Town This Weekend!

Four big events are happening in Surf City this weekend!

 On Saturday, June 22nd is our annual Meet The Mayor Meeting and The Surf City Business Cooperative’s Surf The Sidewalk Event. On Monday June 24th, is the Casino Bus Trip to Atlantic City (usually in August) and the weekly Farmer’s Market at the SC Firehouse begins!


Meet The Mayor Meeting
Meet Mayor Francis Hodgson Saturday June 22nd at 10AM and be part of our traditional town hall event. But come early (9:45am) for some breakfast treats! The meeting will be held in the Surf City Firehouse(713 North Long Beach Blvd). Come prepared with your questions for the Mayor and learn all about how Surf City compares to other LBI towns. 


Surf The Sidewalk
Over 80 merchants in Surf City have banded together to form The Surf City Business Cooperative, with a mission to market the unique tourism and commerce elements of our town. On June 22nd from 10:00am to 6:00pm, pop into all the galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and professional service establishments in Surf City. You’ll get free samples, see great sales, and find all kinds of special events! Look for the sign you see to the left at participating businesses, or click below to go to the SCBC Website.

Casino Bus Trip to Tropicana Atlantic City
Join us June 24th for our Casino Bus trip to AC! Cost is $25, with $25 slot credit given by Tropicana. Adults 21+. Bus departs St. Thomas Church parking lot (14th Street) at 9:15 am and returns at 5:30 pm. For reservations, contact Noella Fried at or call or text her at 973- 461- 3660. The bus only holds fifty six so call today!? To download the sign up form, click HERE!