Skateboarding and surfing are a huge part of the fabric of Asbury Park. Many will remember the Carousel skate park (which is coming back…find out more from the Asbury Park Skateboard Foundation). In fact, the screening of the “Made In Venice” documentary drew attention to the not so obvious parallel between Venice Beach and Asbury Park. The best writeup on this comes from GrindTV.com who wrote:
“Much like Venice, Asbury was a derelict city in the 1980s and 90s. The only thing that kept it alive was it’s well-known music scene.
And it was the artists, surfers, skaters and other counter culturalists who saw the potential in this city by the sea. Development and new businesses have grown as fast as a board with new bearings.” Read more
Glide Surf Co. is a surf lifestyle store located in historic downtown Asbury Park, NJ. This core surf boutique celebrates the pureness of surfing and the current renaissance within the surf world. With their roots in classic surfing style and fashion based apparel, Glide Surf Co finally brings an alternative, artistic view of surfing to…
Lightly Salted Surf Mercado, Asbury Park’s oceanfront surf, skate and art gallery, offers everything from board rentals, to surf lessons, product, gear and more. Stop by, pick up some wax,and check out the latest the surf industry has to offer! 732-455-3275 1000 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712