First of all, there is no Central New Jersey. You are either south or north. Start at the tip of Trenton and draw a line from there to the Barnegat Inlet. That's the dividing line.
Awww this hurts..........North Jersey is better. The only real saving grace of South Jersey is Long Beach Island.
Atlantic City has it's moments, but ghettos are for crack not surfing. Look, I love ghettos, but I don't like surfing in them. Ocean City is cute. It's user friendly. Picks up swell. Has lots o' jetties that provide varying conditions on the same friggin day. Tends to be better when there's some UMMPPHH to the swell with some wall to it. A spot in Avalon can be good on NE's....or at least it used to be. Cape May when they have the right conditions can thump out some bubs......at least it used to. I haven't been too far south lately.
The rest of Southern New Jersey sucks.
Yeah, you northern bas-tards have bragging rights over the south. But......but the south has better conditions on those NW wind days, and there is nothing you can do aboot it. But then again, what are these rumors aboot a huge replenishment plan encompassing most of the northern territory...........
So check back in six months, I might have a different answer.
I live and surf north jersey and I would say from past sessions down south(lbi and south) the south is better.its more consistant,u have good sandbars,and u usually have rideable waves every other day.in north jersey,we can have a little 2-3ft windswell and its flat as a lake.meanwhile near Holgate you will have fun little mushy peelers.north jersey sandbars don't wake up until its atleast 5ft and u have some thick sucky barrels.i have never seen or been on a mushy wave in my life in north nj.its hollow whether its 6ft or 1 ft,but the 1ft is usually shorebreak.
Sorry about the confusion. I was just wondering since I was deciding what district to join of surfesa, and their districts are central jersey and south jersey. So, i was just basing my locations off of that. I was leaning towards north jersey being better just cause I've been surfing at Manasquan in the winters (summers aren't my thng, too crowded) all my life... Not too long but anyways, just moved down here full time needed to get into a surf league.
In general, North Jersey packs more punch, and except for summer, has more ridable days. So when it's good, it's the north that has a more challenging wave with bigger rewards. It's also generally bigger up here than down south when there's a solid swell. So I say the north, except for those dead summer months when there's barely any energy in the water. That's when the south, especially LBI, can pick up a ridable mushburger while the north get's skunked. But who cares about those marginal days, anyway ;-)
The Island does come in handy on those summer evenings when there is a 3 foot wind swell. But there is no place I would rather be than at a good north spot when there is a 4-6 foot south swell with sw winds...man it gets good up there, crazy good.