Plans and Considerations for the Season of 2020

We hope that you and your family doing well and adapting to our new-normal, as we move forward to the next phase of Covid-19 recovery.

Your Surf City Taxpayers Association (SCTA) board has been meeting through the winter and spring (via Zoom) to plan the summertime events and activities we sponsor, to continue to address issues facing Surf City, and you, the taxpayers, and working on other initiatives to support our Surf City community.

Events and Activities.  Please click here to see the SCTA Season Overview and Calendar of Events.  You will see that we are planning a full slate of activities.  With our ongoing Covid-19 situation, every 15 days we will evaluate whether to hold, postpone or cancel the events.  We will communicate with our members via email blasts, postings on this website and/or placing notices in the Sandpaper.

Joining — or Renewing Your Membership in SCTA.   We hope you will join the Taxpayer Association this year so that we can continue to sponsor member-oriented events, invest in projects and programs such as beautification and public safety, serve as your spokesperson / advocate on matters that are important to you and your fellow taxpayers, and continue to financially support vital local non-profit pour organization that serve our community.

You can renew your membership or join SCTA right on this website. Click here to find the annual membership form…as well as the link to join and pay via credit card.

Keeping in Touch.  The Surf City Borough Council is now holding their monthly public meetings remotely — and you can participate. Click here to go to the Borough website where you’ll find information on using the Go To Meeting app and the rules for participating. These meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Alliance for a Living Ocean – Sunday, Jan 19, 2020

A good friend of SCTA, Mike Tomko (proprietor at Wally’s here in Surf City) wants to let our community know about Sunday’s ALO Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebees on Route 72 in Manahawkin. It runs from 8am to10am. Cost is $10.

Read more about it here: 

For more information the Alliance For a Living Ocean, you’ll find their website here:

Highlights from the “Taste of Surf City Member Cocktail Party”








On Friday, September 20, a group of 150 Surf City Taxpayer members gathered for the first ever “Taste of Surf City Member Cocktail Party” at the Surf City Yacht Club.

The sold-out event  brought together 150 homeowners with fifteen local merchants for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, music, conversation – and a spectacular September sunset. See more photos from the event below.

It was unanimously agreed that this first collaboration between the Surf City Taxpayer Association, merchant community and Yacht Club was a smashing success. So many neighbors met for the first time. Many rekindled old relationships. Over 25 different food options ranged from a Taco Bar, to empanadas, shrimp cocktail to gourmet pizza, jalapeno poppers to Swedish meatballs…finished off with assorted Cookie Bars, Fudge and Pumpkin Spiced Coffee.

A special “thank you” goes out the Surf City Yacht club for providing the perfect local venue. And thanks to all our participating merchants: Anchor Produce, Anchor Wine & Spirits, Baked on the Beach, Blue Claw Seafood Market, Country Kettle Fudge Shop-Surf City, How You Brewin, Little Bite of Italy, Mario’s Italian Market,  MKT Eatery, Okie’s Butcher Shop,  Panzone’s Pizza-Surf City, Shore Fire Grille, The Cheese Shoppe, The Sandbox Café – Surf City and Wally’s.








Here are a few of the comments sent to us by those who attended:

  • “Thank you for organizing it and for holding an event where businesses and community can share and get to know each other.”
  • “Fabulous night, great talking with neighbors, business community went way above my expectations. Thank you for organizing, can’t wait to do it again next year!”
  • “Thanks so much for arranging this lovely event. It was so well organized; the food was delicious and an amazing group of people came together in friendship. It was a perfect evening.  Looking forward to next year’s event.”
  • “Thank you for all of the hard work to put on this event! We met a lot of people we didn’t know before.  The venue, the food and refreshments were super.   Great job!”

Town Hall Meeting Notes

This past Saturday was our annual Town Hall Meeting. This year’s meeting was about Keeping Surf City Safe on the beaches and everywhere else in town. The agenda included SCTA Board Nominations & Treasury report, announcement of SCTA Member Cocktail party, 2019 Sand Sculpture Contest photos, Presentation and Q & A from first guest speaker Mark Dileo from the Surf City Beach patrol and a presentation by next guest speaker Mike Wolfschmidt from the Surf City Volunteer Fire & EMS. You can find his presentation here -> 08-24-19_pdf_Town_Hall_Wolfschmidt Surf City Taxpayers Assoc 08-26-19_

If you missed the meeting and want to see any details about the Member Party or how to buy tickets, please click on the link here! -> Member_Party_PowerPoint_For_Town_Hall_Meeting

Thank you to all who showed up! A shout out also goes to Bagels & Beyond where breakfast was purchased.


“Taste of Surf City” – Member Party

All 2019 Surf City Taxpayer Association (SCTA) Members are invited to the first ever:

“Taste of Surf City”

Member Cocktail Party

Featuring Beer, Wine, Hors D’oeurvres, and Dessert from Surf City Merchants

Friday, Sept 20, 5:30-7:30 PM

Surf City Yacht Club – 399 N. 9th St., Surf City

SCTA 2019 Members Only, ages 21 and over. Tickets are $15 per person, limited to 150 people. 

Questions? Email us at


You can order tickets right from this website with either a credit card or using your PayPal account.  Or, you can click on the Tickets-By-Mail form below, fill in your information and mail a check to the Association.
Taste of Surf City Member Cocktail Party -Tickets-By-Mail Form
To order your tickets directly online and have them delivered to you via email, click on the “Buy Tickets” button below and follow instructions. Once you are directed to the payment platform (PayPal), you can choose to pay via credit card or a PayPal account.

Sand Sculpture Contest Summer 2019

Last week, we ran one of our most popular events of the summer, the Sand Sculpture contest. We had people competing of all different ages and team sizes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were awarded in 6 different categories. 18 trophies are given out in total. Several families have made this their family tradition to compete during their Summer vacation! A big thank you goes out to our sponsor, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and to the members of the SCTA for organizing the event. This event is always held either the first or second Wednesday of August depending on the tides. Check the website every year to know when it will be held if you are interested in competing!

Special thank you to Tortuga Digital Marketing & Design for the pictures provided.

We are on today for the Sand Sculpture Contest!

Despite the cloudy weather, we are on today for our annual Sand Sculpture Contest! Join us today, Wednesday August 14th, at 10:00am for 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! See you all there!

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.