Welcome to NYNJSurf.com. We pride ourselves on being the best resource for surf events and information in the NY NJ Surf area, as well as a central source for those new and old to our sport on surf etiquette, education, local forecasting information and local surf history.
Here’s a quick overview of site features (features requiring registration/login are marked with an asterisk), beginning with the site’s main pages:
The Global Homepage
Located at http://www.nynjsurf.com, The Global Homepage is refreshed and updated once weekly, usually on Sundays (sometimes Monday of the surf is good!) with the latest information on contests and events in our area, as well as providing links to all of the sites key features. The events are listed for free - if you know of an upcoming local surf event that's not listed, it’s as simple as sending a quick e-mail off to
Navigating from the main page of the site, you’ll find the following key pages:
What's the story for today? This week? Looking to improve your personal forecasting skills? Links for current conditions and forecasting tools are listed here.
New galleries appearing regularly! Besides great galleries by accomplished pro photographers like Michael Rovnyak, Matt Clark, Casey Mergen and others, there are galleries of many recent NY NJ Surf area events and contests!
In addition, forum members can create and add to their own albums, giving site members a place to share your latest or past adventures - a convenient place to host your images and create hyperlinks for posting pics in the forums, rather than relying on services like photobucket or imageshack.
If you or someone you know is interested in having a gallery from an event or showcasing galleries of their work here on the site, just send an email to
, and we’ll get it together!
The Reading Room
You’ll find original works contributed by talented writers, with some stories culled from our own archives in our “Stories of Stoke” room or other rooms on our forums.
Additionally, we’ll archive the ever growing amazing collection of charts and graphs that tell the story of our surf history, as produced and published by our resident forecasting guru, little_nasty.
Periodically, we’ll add in some quotes about surf and surfing, creating what we hope becomes a small catalog of stoke, just for the fun of it. In time, we hope to gain reprint permission from authors for various stories and articles on surfing in our region that have been previously published in some of the well known major publications, and preserve them here.
Who doesn't love a great surf vid, especially when it's local action! That's the idea behind our surf video archive: Focus and highlight on the local stuff!
Interested in seeing local surf action? Click on the link and check out our ever growing collection of features great surfing on the
The message board is of course the daily pulse of the site. It’s easy enough to see all the features just by clicking around, right? That’s true, but only if you’re registered and logged in! Find your stoke and share your stoke in the Aloha Room*, where you can read of various forum member’s adventures and discuss the ‘cast and what the coming days will bring. Feel free to join in, the entire concept of the boards is to improve the sense of community both in and out of the water.
Some other key features of the message board not to miss:
- Random Images: When you host your images in the galleries, they become part of the pool of images that randomly appear on the bottom of the forum’s main page.
- Special Rooms:
---- The Contests, Events, and Community Service room often contain additional events beyond what we can host on the main page, or provide the details that we can’t possibly list on the main page due to size restrictions. Check here often, and don’t hesitate to post up new events as you hear of them – the more excuses we have to get together, the better!
Buy and Sell - The Surfboard Exchange on NYNJSurf.com Looking to pick up a deal on used boards or gear, or sell some stuff and and switch up your quiver? Buy and sell it all here..all ads are free!
---- Shaper’s Shack and Repair Room – Looking for advice on repairs, board shaping, or ro share some of your pwn work? Some amazing work has been detailed here, don’t miss this room, and be sure to add your own experiences!
Eastern Surf Association - NSSA - Surfrider Foundation Pages
Links to all three regional ESA districts, all four local Surfrider chapters, and a page dedicated to the NSSA Northeast Conference are all provided, along with convenient links to each organization’s ‘parent’ sites and membership apps and event apps when available. Lots of good and continuously updated information on upcoming events for Surfrider and ESA is of course always provided on the site’s main page and in the forums!
Address/Phone number and links (where available) to all (or nearly all) surf shops in NY and NJ are provided here – support the local guys!! Did we miss your favorite shop? Let us know!
The mantra continues – support the local guys! We have a handful of surfboard shapers listed, if you know of someone who does great work and deserves a free plug, send an e-mail to
. Coming soon: links for guys specializing in board repairs!
These are links to some of our personal favs – many we’re sure you know very well, all on one page for easy access. Know of a local site that deserves some play? Let is know, we’ll hook them up!
Thanks, and we hope you enjoy the site!
NYNJSurf.Com The Source for Information on Surf in New York and New Jersey.
Two States, 247 Miles of Coastline, One Website.