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Seaside Park

Seaside Park - 14th Avenue:

Launch from either side of the fishing pier. The 5’ retaining wall on the southern side can be a little tricky to maneuver around. Beware of lots of rocks and old boat moorings in the area. There’s a nice sand bar south of the pier to beachstart from. You may be able to stand one mile out. Launch is good for beginners. Weed fins are essential in the summer. Summer thermals (sea breezes) are common. Be aware of boats in boat channel.   A half-mile reach to the south will bring you into what is known as “The Flats”, where it can be waist deep for miles. 

Directions:

Driving Take Garden State Parkway to exit 82. Get on NJ Rt. 37 East and travel 6.7 miles over the bridge onto the barrier island and to a fork.  At the fork, bear right onto NJ Rt. 35 South, Seaside Park, Central Ave.  About 1 mile past fork, you will see a 7-11 on your right. Proceed to 13th Ave. & Turn Right. (Public Restrooms are at the DPW building on your right). Continue to N. Bayview Ave., Turn Left. Entrance to parking lot is on the right.

  

South Seaside Park - The Flats at IBSP Marina

Launch from the south side of the boat docks. Water is mostly waist to chest deep for miles. You may be able to stand one mile out. Launch is good for beginners. Weed fins are essential in the summer. Summer thermals (sea breezes) are common. This site is on the endangered list and while the marina is pretty much out of business, this is the new hot-spot for windsurfing on windy days.

UPDATE:  NJDEP and IBSP officials attempt to ban Windsurfers and Kiteboarders from launching from site.  Please check out our forum for the latest developments. 

Directions:

 Take Garden State Parkway to exit 82. Get on NJ Rt. 37 East and travel 6.7 miles over the bridge onto the barrier island and to a fork. At the fork, bear right onto NJ Rt. 35 South, Seaside Park/Island Beach, Central Ave. Proceed 2 miles, through Seaside Park, to 24th Ave. & Turn Right. (just before entrance to Island Beach State Park) Launch ahead on left.

 

Lavallette - Jacobsen Park

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Directions

Take Garden State Parkway to exit 82. Get on NJ Rt 37 East and travel 6.7 miles over the bridge onto LBI and to a fork. At the fork, bear left onto NJ Rt 35 North Lavallette. After traveling North on the island for about a mile, you will pass the Lavellette water tower. Continue about 0.5 miles past the Lavallette water tower and turn left onto President Ave.  Head W on President Ave to waterfront at Bay Bvld. Park in parking lot directly across Bay Bvld from end of President Ave. The sandy launch is adjacent to the parking lot.

 

 

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