About Casino Pier

Although the pier is much smaller than it was before Hurricane Sandy, Casino Pier offers some of the longest tube rides in New Jersey. Crowds can be heavy, and there is a solid crew of locals who run the show. Several established names have retained their position in the pecking order for the better part of two decades.

On the south side, there's an occasional right bowl that breaks in the middle of the beach. The pier has hosted world-tour events in the past, including the infamous New Jersey Pro of 1988, in which the prize money mysteriously vanished by the time the contest ended.

Just north of the famous Casino Pier, Hiering Avenue offers fun lefts and rights. Wide open to most any swell, it breaks with relative consistency.

Source: Casino Pier Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Some experience to Pros.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Can get heavy with locals regulating, but that's not always a bad thing.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Mostly heavy.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

When the sand is good, usually better than most other areas locally.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Usually doesn't break that far out so pretty doable.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Pretty clean overall.

Additional Information


Crusty locals, crowds, tourists (in the summer).


Annoying in the summer, pretty easy otherwise

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish



Best Season

September through March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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