Blinking Lights and Trash

As of Friday, September 15th all traffic lights in Surf City are now blinking. This is a welcome change that came earlier than usual as typically they don’t start the blinkers until October after Chowderfest weekend.







If you are having trouble viewing the schedule here on the website try this LINK to the schedule.


School Consolidation Vote: Information You Can Use

There is an upcoming vote on September 26th concerning the proposed LBI school consolidation and related bond issues.

The Surf City Taxpayer Association is not taking a formal position on this issue, but instead encourage you to familiarize yourself with the details so you can make an informed voting decision. For those who own homes in Surf City but do not vote here, we publish this information for you as well so you can understand the impact on our Borough and on your taxes.

The most direct way to get informed is to attend the last public meeting of the Long Beach Island School Board prior to the district’s consolidation referendum on Sept. 26. The meeting will take place at on Tuesday September 19, 7 p.m. at the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School in Surf City.

Here are links to several resources to get up to speed on the issues:

Detailed information on the LBI Consolidated School District site. There is also a video the Board created that can found here.

A sample ballot with the 2 questions to be voted on (Ocean County website)

A Sandpaper article recapping the Surf City Borough Council position on the issue

A fact sheet compiled by the Barnegat Light Taxpayers’ Association

A summary and point of view provided by the Harvey Cedars Taxpayer Association

A letter to the editor of the Sandpaper this week opposed to the referendum

A letter to the editor of The Sandpaper supportive of the referendum

Hurricane Season Awareness

SCTA would like everyone to be aware that we are now in peak hurricane season. As most of you probably know hurricane Irma was a serious category 5 storm which brought much destruction to the Caribbean, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia. We are now looking at a smaller storm named Jose which is currently approaching the United States east coast. While this hurricane may be much less of a threat than Irma it definitely bears keeping a close watch as it is still possible for it to intensify. It looks like it may come within 200 miles of the New Jersey coast. A good website to help with it’s tracking and forecast is maintained by the National Hurricane Center. Please do monitor this hurricane and keep safe.


Large swell generated from Hurricane Jose

Off Season Update

Surf City will have the 12th to 14th street beaches open until Sunday, Sept 10. All other beaches will be swim at your own risk. After Sept. 10, no lifeguards will be on the beaches in Surf City. Please use caution when swimming or surfing on an unguarded beach.


Now that school is in session please take note of the graphic below to familiarize yourself with the proper laws regarding school buses when picking up and dropping off students.

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Happy Labor Day!

The Surf City Taxpayer Association would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day holiday….and thanks to all who supported all the events and activities we sponsored this summer.


Surf the Sidewalk on Friday 9/1

Don’t miss The Surf City Business Cooperative’s “Surf the Sidewalk” event here in Surf City!

On Friday, Sept 1 — all day and into the evening — merchants all over town  welcome  you to enjoy Surf City in the summer. Take a stroll and see all the special sales, music, giveaways, free classes and more. All sponsored by the Surf City Business Cooperative (SCBC).

See the Surf City ad in the Sandpaper this week and look for signs in front of participating merchants. You can check out the SCBC Facebook page here.





SCTA General Meeting Reminder


Aug 26, 2017 Town Hall Meeting Poster

Hurricane Gert
If you were in Surf City on Wednesday, August 16th and managed to get to the beach early you probably were witness to the incredible swells that were being generated by Hurricane Gert as it tracked away from us offshore.
Hurricane Gert Swells

Casino Bus Trip, Flea Market, and Golf Tournament #2

Reminder here for  Show & Casino Bus Trip to Atlantic City Mon., August 14

On Monday, August 14th, take a ride to Atlantic City for a day of gaming and a show, featuring the famous Nik Wallenda. Adults only, $20 each. Receive $15 slot cash at casino. Park at St. Thomas Church,14th & Long Beach Blvd. Bus departs at 9:00am, returns 6:00pm. Payment prior required. Call Anita 609-361-9490 for questions.


 Flea Market/Bazaar Fundraiser #2
 for Fire Dept/EMS, Firehouse
Tuesday, August 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
Hunt for treasures at this popular fundraiser.
Food, Beverages, Crafts, Books, and Much More.
Inside and outside vendors.
Surf City Firehouse
8th St. & Long Beach Blvd.
Flea Market
Sea level sunset here in Surf City.
The second Mini Golf Tournament of 2017 was held at island Golf and once again the competition was keen. In each age group the first place winner won by only one stroke, and one bracket had a playoff for first place. In the under 9 years of age the winner was Noah Krashner who is 8 years old. Finishing second, one shot behind Noah was Thayer Got, and Carly Ewing finished a strong third. There was a one shot difference among all three of the players.
In the 9 – 14 division David Profit captured the first place prize money by shooting a 40 for 18 holes. His round featured three holes in one and he finished the back nine shooting 6 under par. One shot behind was Derek posting a 41 and right at his heels was Michael Sesko shooting a 42.
The senior Division needed a playoff to determine the winner and Jim Weidner won on the first playoff hole. Jim’s 18 hole score was 35. Jim made 9 straight pars on the back nine. Finishing second was Nolen Hayes and the third place winner was Connor Smith .
The Surf City Taxpayers Association thanks the Surf City 5 & 10 for donating the prize money and Island Golf.



August Happenings

Mini Golf Tournament #2
Wednesday August 9th
10am – 11:45am
Island Golf – 6th St and The Blvd.
Family and friends play together and
compete individually for cash prizes in children, teen and adult age groups. Many thanks to The Surf City 5 & 10 for providing the cash prizes.
Sand Sculpture Pictures!
It was a beautiful turnout on Wed, August 7th with gorgeous weather for this years contest!



Reminder here for the casino bus trip on Monday Aug 14th and the flea market on the 15th.



Surf City Taxpayer Association wishes everyone a safe and happy August!


Surf City’s Annual Sand Sculpture Contest!

Sand Sculpture Contest!

One of the coolest events of the summer! Don’t miss it! Wed , August 2(Rain Date August 3)
Co-sponsored by Ron Jon Surf Shop. Our most popular event!
Family fun on the 14th St. beach. Prizes for kids, teens, adults
and groups – Winners can take home a trophy! Starts at
10:00am. Judging 1:00pm-2:00pm All Surf City ordinances,
including beach badge requirements, will be enforced.



August events here in Surf City include Surf the Sidewalk on 8/4, Line Dance on 8/5, Mini Golf on 8/9, and Casino Trip on 8/14.

Show & Casino Bus Trip to Atlantic City Mon., August 14

On Monday, August 14th, take a ride to Atlantic City for a day of gaming and a show, featuring the famous Nik Wallenda. Adults only, $20 each. Receive $15 slot cash at casino. Park at St. Thomas Church,14th & Long Beach Blvd. Bus departs at 9:00am, returns 6:00pm. Payment prior required. Call Anita 609-361-9490 for questions.