Monday, May 20, 2013
Years of youtube videos show amiable surfing conditions
Surfing is a year-round activity near Manasquan, as surfers brave both wintery waves and summer crowds to ride the crests. But with Memorial Day approaching, we thought it a good time to celebrate surfing the Manasquan oceanfront. We've compiled this gallery of YouTube videos of surfers throughout the years. If it doesn't inspire you to grab your board, we don't know what will.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Wally Tunison of The Bicycle Hub in Marlboro has some tips for bicycle riders.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in May, 2012 and is being re-published in honor of National Bicycle Month. May is National Bicycle Month, but Wally Tunison, owner of The Bicycle Hub in Marlboro, wants this to be a month that sparks 365 days of riding. "We encourage people to ride their bikes 365 days a year, and not wait for the 30 days in May," he said. But for those who haven't pumped up their wheels in a while, Tunison said May is a month surrounding a national effort to rediscover your inner child's love of biking. National Bicycle Month began about 20 years ago, promoted by independent bicycle dealers like The Bicycle Hub. "We recommend you start off easy. Wear your helmet, and if you are unsure about your bicycle…
A look at swells
Forecasts, tide tables, and current conditions as reported by Swellinfo.com on the waves off Manasquan and Belmar.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
New Jersey is ranked as the seventh friendliest state for bicyclists, according to the League of American Bicyclists
(Editor's Note: The map above was created by the League of American Bicyclists.) For the second straight year The League of American Bicyclists has named New Jersey one of the 10 friendliest states for cyclists. The League, a national bicycling advocacy group, ranks all fifty states for bicycle friendliness based on a variety of characteristics including legislation and enforcement, programs and policies, infrastructure, education and encouragement, and evaluation and planning. New Jersey, which ranked third on the East Coast behind Delaware and Massachusetts, scored highest in "policies and programs" and "education and enforcement," but trailed behind other states in "infrastruture and funding." Along with conducting its annual ranking, …
Ribbon-cutting on Sunday will celebrate four playgrounds destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
It's time to climb aboard the pirate ship. Belmar will reopen its four beachfront playgrounds -- including the pirate ship -- in a ribbon cutting May 19. The Sunday event will celebrate playgrounds lost to Hurricane Sandy, which began being rebuilt in the past weeks after the boardwalk was substantially complete. The playgrounds — which feature swings, slides and other exercises for young children — sit on the beach at locations such as 8th Avenue. The pirate ship at 8th and Ocean Avenues will host the ribbon cutting beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 19. The celebration includes a treasure hunt, free snacks and a ribbon cutting. A prize will be awarded for the best pirate costume.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Recent fishing report around Belmar, Manasquan, Sea Girt
National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday
National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday, May 18, and Patch caught up with the folks at U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet for some tips as we enter the Shore's first boating season since Superstorm Sandy.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Local team on three game roll
After winning the last three of a four game set at the Greensboro Grasshoppers the Lakewood BlueClaws will be looking to build on their success when they return home to First Energy Park for a seven game home stand. The Delmarva Shore Birds will be their first guests for a three game series with tonight's first pitch set for 6:35 p.m. It is also the first "Belmar night" featuring Mayor Matt Doherty throwing out the first pitch and local organizations on the concourse. The first 2000 fans through the gates will get a BlueClaws All-Star poster and it is also one of five Scout Nights at the ballpark. As with every Monday home game it is also a kids eat free night at the park. If the seats at the stadium are too hard for you, the first 2000 …
Take a look at current conditions on the Jersey Shore
Friday, May 10, 2013
FISHING FRIDAY: Blues swarming local waterways
It's funny what leads to some of our favorite moments on the water. Last Friday, I had set aside some time to help my neighbor fix her computer that's been on the fritz since she returned to Long Beach Island from Florida. But, to quote Seinfeld, yada yada yada, the computer cleanup was put off to another date. I used the time I had set aside to kill two birds with one stone: charge my boat's battery to full power (after its long winter's nap) with a lengthy run up Barnegat Bay, and fulfill the promise I made to all of you folks that I would check out the channels that lead to Barnegat Inlet and report the results. The results are mainly positive (mind the pun on the battery charging joke). I made my way to Barnegat Inlet in Double Creek …