Long Beach Island New Jersey is about the biggest surprise I ran into on the my Road Trip. This place has 18 miles of both Atlantic coastline and bayside coastline. The local shop Island Surf and Sail is a kick ass outfit. Anything from the East, you ride the ocean. Anything from the west, you ride the sound. The place get's sweet wind and if you drop by the shop, they will hook you up with the butter.
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