Surfing in Sea Isle City, Cape May County

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My nephew Matt, a real estate agent in Sea Isle City and local surfer has this to say:  ” This morning I paddled for the 5th time in the new year.  The waves this winter have been absolutely firing.  December and January have produced better swell than any other two month period in recent memory.  ”

Matt’s recommendation for anyone who is interested in surfing Cape May County, is to buy winter gear and lose all expectations of this happening in July.  Typically the waves go flat through the summer, but you can expect great potential starting in September.  However this year has been freakishly active since early December.  “You absolutely need the best and most durable winter attire to not freeze your ass off.”  Matt always suggests supporting your local surf shop.   Heritage Surf and Sport at 37th and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City is where he has been going for almost 20 years.”

Matt’s next recommendation for surfing anytime anywhere is to be in proper shape.  “I feel people that have never surfed, assume they have to focus on leg strength or balance, surfing is actually 95% paddling.  If you wanted to prepare to surf well, you should focus on:  upper body strength, core strength, and cardio, and that will best prepare you for the first lesson.

Cape May County is feast or famine for swell through out the year.    When I asked Matt where the best spot is to surf here, he responded, “JFK Airport and go straight to Central America.”   Matt is not always enthusiastic about New Jersey surfing, generally.  As we have been so busy lately assisting customers, Matt is extremely grateful to get some play time in and take a break here and there.    “Bearing the cold water is a small price to pay to have that kind of fun.”

Please leave comments and any questions you may have.   Thanks!

Where to buy a home in Avalon NJ within walking distance to bars, restaurants and Stone Harbor

For Sale:  197 77th St., Avalon, NJSouth End Beach Block New Construction–6 Bedrooms, 6 Full Baths, 2 half baths, inground pool, cabana, elevator, screened in porch, ocean views, 4,500 square feet of living space, great location in walking distance to bars, restaurants & Stone Harbor Recreation Facilities at 82nd & Dune.   There is still time to choose your own selections through builder’s design center. 


South end Avalon beaches are the best beaches along the New Jersey Coast.  They are pristine and protected by a dune that is lush and thick.  The south end beaches are not prone to erosion like many beaches at the Jersey Shore.   Avalon is known as the “Hamptons” of New Jersey.   Why?   Because it caters to like kind clientele as the famous Hamptons on Long Island.   You can find just about every kind of luxurious home known to man whether it be a beach front castle or a bay front paradise with sunset views like none other.   The presence of the wetlands beyond the bays makes something amazing  happen when the sun begins to set.   It is a spectacular, every changing show of color and light.  If you are an early riser, this natural event is evenly matched with spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean.

Stone Harbor starts at 80st St.  and has a unique character of its own.    The upper 70s numbered streets, like the property for sale shown above, puts you within walking distance to this upscale resort town.   The New York Times describes Stone Harbor as “gleaming McMansions and elegant shops.”  Get the best of both worlds by living in a quiet residential neighborhood yet be in walking distance to a number of entertainment and restaurant establishments in Avalon and Stone Harbor like the infamous Windrift Bar and Restaurant 105

Or, Shimmers Bistro Bar at ICONA Golden Inn

Also at ICONA is the Avalon Brew Pub

If you are in the mood for bayside dining, try Borghi’s Restaurant by the Bay


96th St. in Stone Harbor, a short bike ride away, has many shops, bars and restaurants.  82nd and Dune is Stone Harbor’s Recreation Center which offers basketball courts with lights, basketball courts under a pavilion, tennis and pickle ball courts, and soccer and softball fields.

Avalon does have a playground at 74th St. as well.

Most likely whoever is reading this blog is already familiar with these establishments and other close by entertainment venues and restaurants.  This blog’s purpose is to present the beautiful new construction shown above.   It offers a great location for those that like Stone Harbor as well as Avalon but can’t seem to decide where to buy between the two.    Here is the answer that may solve your dilemma.   Call the listing agent, LuAnn Mashura, to set up an appointment or ask questions at 609-374-0730.