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Surf City Beach Frequently Asked Questions Page

What is the Surf City Aquatic Plan?
Where are the Lifeguard Stands Located in Surf City?
Why is there only 1 Lifeguard Stand on my beach sometimes?
When are the Lifeguards on Duty?
Can I walk on the Jetty?
What does the Lifeguard's Whistle Mean?
What are "Bathing Only" Beaches?
What are the Flags For?
Can I use my Kayak or Personal Watercraft in Surf City?
Can I Scuba Dive or Spearfish in Surf City?
Where can I Surf Fish in Surf City?
Where Can I Surf in Surf City?
What is the definition of a Boogie Board vs. a Surfboard?
Where is the Bay Beach in Surf City?

 

What is the Surf City Aquatic Plan?

 The Surf City Aquatic Supervision plan specifies the Lifeguarding and Emergency procedures for Surf City’s 5 bathing-only beaches, fishing/bathing beach, surfing/bathing beach, and bay beach.  This plan is approved by the United States Lifeguarding Association (USLA) and the Long Beach Township Health Department

 

Where are the Lifeguard Stands Located in Surf City?

Assuming a full compliment of lifeguards, lifeguards stands will be located approximately at S2nd Street, Division, N2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, and 24th.  Note that the guarded area for all stands except S2nd and 24th, the guarded area is between the stands.  For example, the flagged or guarded area of the 4th-6th Street beach extends roughly from 4th to 6th Street. There are also two lifeguards stands located at 16th Street and the Bay (Bay Beach).

 

Why is there only 1 Lifeguard Stand on my beach sometimes?

 

When are the Lifeguards on Duty?

 

Can I walk on the Jetty?

No.  No one is allowed on the jetty.  The jetties (rock groins actually) are generally covered with very slick algae, it's very easy to slip and fall.

 

What does the Lifeguard's Whistle Mean?

The Lifeguard uses the whistle to get the attention of bathers.  Usually this is to signal the bather to move into the guarded area, or to exit the water and walk back into the guarded area.  One or two short blasts means the action is not serious, long sustained blasts indicate a serious problem.  Please follow the direction of the lifeguard.

 

What are "Bathing Only" Beaches?

 

 

What are the Flags For?

 

Can I use my Kayak or Personal Watercraft in Surf City?

 

Can I Scuba Dive or Spearfish in Surf City?

 

Where can I Surf Fish in Surf City?

 

 

Where Can I Surf in Surf City?

 

What is the definition of a Boogie Board vs. a Surfboard?

For the purposes of defining what is permitted and not permitted on the bathing beaches and surfing beach the following define boogie boards vs. surfboards.

While boogie boards are soft boards that may contain fins, only soft boogie boards without fins are permitted in the swimming areas on the bathing beaches.

A surf board is any board hard or soft that contains a fin and is meant to be stood on when riding.  Surfboards may only be used in the surfing area on the surfing beach.

 

Where is the Bay Beach in Surf City?

Staff permitting, there shall be one (1) lifeguard in each bay beach lifeguard station at all times.  No bathing shall be permitted outside of the fence perimeter.

 

 

 

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