Outdoors at the Shore: Surfing

Summer down at the Jersey shore would not be complete without seeing at least a few surfers in the Atlantic Ocean. Surfing has been a staple of coastal areas for centuries, dating back to early Polynesian cultures. Stand-up surfing is the most common form, where the rider is either on a short-board or long-board. Balance is the key to mastering this art. Paddle boarding, body surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding have grown in popularity throughout the years. There are many other options to choose from that are both fun and challenging.

Catch a wave on over to DoTheShore.com to find surf shops, places that offer lessons, and competitions around the shore. Check with your local beach patrol for designated surf beaches, along with rules and regulations. Surf’s up!

By: Stephanie Cella