One of the premier waves in NJ, breaking either side of a huge pier, which hosts a roller coaster, mini-golf course, plus all sorts of family amusement and fairground-style attractions. Picks up just about any swell, which will break on a low tide bar right in front of the pier. Fast, hollow rights and lefts squeeze past the end pylons and can grind on down the beach in bigger swells. At higher tides on a NE swell, the south side will have a high-performance, bowly right, breaking back into the pier. This is mirrored by a less intense left on the north side in a southerly swell. The wide mass of tight pylons offers excellent onshore or sideshore wind protection.
An absolute circus in summer with hundreds of thousands of people cruising the cheesy boardwalk. The waves are as consistent as the crowds, along with plenty of drowning swimmers if the swell is on. Meters everywhere, but very few of them will be vacant.