With its gorgeous bays, rivers, waterways, and ocean, it’s no surprise that the Jersey Shore is one of the best areas to visit to explore a myriad of fun watersports, especially in the Long Beach Island and Southern Ocean County area.
Both year round residents and summer visitors alike loves to take advantage of the ocean waves. No doubt about it, there are a ton of fun things to do along the coast of the Garden State, especially if you get out on the water.
When people think of water sports, they often think of places like California or Hawaii, but New Jersey is a great destination for them, too. The Garden State has amazing beaches, lots of opportunities for surfing lessons, boat rentals, and more.
If you are visiting the Jersey Shore, here are some fun activities you’ll want to try:
Paddleboarding was first practiced by the Polynesians hundreds of years ago. These days, using boards similar to surfboards, riders stand up on the board and paddle themselves using long paddles. You see people all over the bay doing it!
2) Wake Boarding
This sport has been around since the 1940s, but wakeboarding is only now gaining popularity. This is a combination of snowboarding and water skiing in which you are towed by a boat on a board that is sort of like a snowboard. The brisk speed can be exhilarating, and you can pull off some crazy tricks, too!
3) Jet Skiing / Waverunners
Jet Skis, waverunners and seadoos are fast, nimble, and a blast to ride. They can tear across the water at high speed, turn on a dime, and are a blast to ride. It’s no surprise that they are one of the most popular ways to enjoy the water at the Jersey Shore!
This classic has a rich history. Surfing takes expert skill. From Long Beach Island to Seaside Heights, the Manasquan Inlet and elsewhere, surfers in New Jersey love to test their skills.
5) Boating & Fishing
There is no more important or historic bay and ocean activity in Jersey than boating and fishing! The area boasts excellent fishing and many opportunities to boat on the bay and ocean. Jersey’s waters are famous for a reason!
If you want to give any of this a try, find a local rental place and get out on the water. You’ll have a great time!