Water Sports in New Jersey

Water sports in New Jersey can take just about any form imaginable. With 130 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, numerous rivers, streams and lakes inland and the Delaware River there are endless water sport possibilities.
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Up and down the coast visitors and residents alike can enjoy jet skiing/waverunning, sailing, wind surfing, recreational boating, parasailing, surfing, SCUBA diving, canoeing/kayaking, swimming and fishing. With so many beaches there are limitless possibilities to get out on the water and enjoy some fun in the sun. But don't think it's just summer fun, the best surfing is in the fall and fishing is a year round sport in New Jersey. So get out of that beach chair and enjoy the water in a new and adventerous way.

One very popular water sport event is the New Jersey Offshore Grand Prix held each year off Point Pleasant Beach. In addition to the race, there is an entire week of festivities in Point Pleasant Beach and surrounding communities. Race week also includes an amateur event designed for fast boats ranging from 21 feet to 45 feet.

For more than three decades, the New Jersey Offshore Power Boat Racing Association, the oldest organization of its type in the United States, holds an annual series of offshore competitions from May through September. Beyond the powerboat racing, there are numerous surfing and fishing competitions.

Water Sports

Fishing - Explore all the fishing New Jersey has to offer: ice fishing, deep sea fishing,  and fresh water fishing.

Surfing - New Jersey's beaches draw surfers up and down the coast for all four seasons.

SCUBA Diving - It's not just the beaches that are full of interesting things to explore, off the coast and under the water is where you'll find some of the most facinating underwater treasures.

Cruising - If riding a wave or diving under them sounds like a little much, you might want to catch out some of these great cruises that will get you out on the water.

Deep Sea Fishing
For the ultimate New Jersey fishing experience, get out on the open water, and catch something big, exciting and picture worthy with a day of sport fishing. Choose from an array of deep sea charters, many of which offer daytime and overnight trips, as well as the chance to reel in saltwater fish that you’ve only ordered at restaurants — everything from tuna and sea bass to Pollock and blackfish. Looking for some saltwater fishing with a more laid back vibe? Cast a line off one of the nearby fishing piers, such as Ventor City Fishing Pier or the new fishing pier at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor.

Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
With more than 400 publicly accessible lakes, ponds and reservoirs, as well as miles of public streams and rivers, you’ll find plenty of places to fish in New Jersey. Enjoy a peaceful day of fishing at a state park such as Allamuchy Mountain State Park (Allamuchy) or Stephens State Park (Hackettstown), where the Musconetcong River, known for its exceptional trout fishing, winds through the wooded countrywide. Find a quiet spot in the 4,000-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Mahwah) or within the 3,366 acres of undeveloped wilderness in Penn State Forest (Jenkins Neck).

- See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/article/fishing-new-jersey#sthash.Q9iLCDS8.dpuf

Deep Sea Fishing
For the ultimate New Jersey fishing experience, get out on the open water, and catch something big, exciting and picture worthy with a day of sport fishing. Choose from an array of deep sea charters, many of which offer daytime and overnight trips, as well as the chance to reel in saltwater fish that you’ve only ordered at restaurants — everything from tuna and sea bass to Pollock and blackfish. Looking for some saltwater fishing with a more laid back vibe? Cast a line off one of the nearby fishing piers, such as Ventor City Fishing Pier or the new fishing pier at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor.

Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
With more than 400 publicly accessible lakes, ponds and reservoirs, as well as miles of public streams and rivers, you’ll find plenty of places to fish in New Jersey. Enjoy a peaceful day of fishing at a state park such as Allamuchy Mountain State Park (Allamuchy) or Stephens State Park (Hackettstown), where the Musconetcong River, known for its exceptional trout fishing, winds through the wooded countrywide. Find a quiet spot in the 4,000-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Mahwah) or within the 3,366 acres of undeveloped wilderness in Penn State Forest (Jenkins Neck).

- See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/article/fishing-new-jersey#sthash.Q9iLCDS8.dpuf

Deep Sea Fishing
For the ultimate New Jersey fishing experience, get out on the open water, and catch something big, exciting and picture worthy with a day of sport fishing. Choose from an array of deep sea charters, many of which offer daytime and overnight trips, as well as the chance to reel in saltwater fish that you’ve only ordered at restaurants — everything from tuna and sea bass to Pollock and blackfish. Looking for some saltwater fishing with a more laid back vibe? Cast a line off one of the nearby fishing piers, such as Ventor City Fishing Pier or the new fishing pier at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor.

Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
With more than 400 publicly accessible lakes, ponds and reservoirs, as well as miles of public streams and rivers, you’ll find plenty of places to fish in New Jersey. Enjoy a peaceful day of fishing at a state park such as Allamuchy Mountain State Park (Allamuchy) or Stephens State Park (Hackettstown), where the Musconetcong River, known for its exceptional trout fishing, winds through the wooded countrywide. Find a quiet spot in the 4,000-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Mahwah) or within the 3,366 acres of undeveloped wilderness in Penn State Forest (Jenkins Neck).

- See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/article/fishing-new-jersey#sthash.Q9iLCDS8.dpuf

Deep Sea Fishing
For the ultimate New Jersey fishing experience, get out on the open water, and catch something big, exciting and picture worthy with a day of sport fishing. Choose from an array of deep sea charters, many of which offer daytime and overnight trips, as well as the chance to reel in saltwater fish that you’ve only ordered at restaurants — everything from tuna and sea bass to Pollock and blackfish. Looking for some saltwater fishing with a more laid back vibe? Cast a line off one of the nearby fishing piers, such as Ventor City Fishing Pier or the new fishing pier at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor.

Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
With more than 400 publicly accessible lakes, ponds and reservoirs, as well as miles of public streams and rivers, you’ll find plenty of places to fish in New Jersey. Enjoy a peaceful day of fishing at a state park such as Allamuchy Mountain State Park (Allamuchy) or Stephens State Park (Hackettstown), where the Musconetcong River, known for its exceptional trout fishing, winds through the wooded countrywide. Find a quiet spot in the 4,000-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Mahwah) or within the 3,366 acres of undeveloped wilderness in Penn State Forest (Jenkins Neck).

- See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/article/fishing-new-jersey#sthash.Q9iLCDS8.dpuf

Deep Sea Fishing
For the ultimate New Jersey fishing experience, get out on the open water, and catch something big, exciting and picture worthy with a day of sport fishing. Choose from an array of deep sea charters, many of which offer daytime and overnight trips, as well as the chance to reel in saltwater fish that you’ve only ordered at restaurants — everything from tuna and sea bass to Pollock and blackfish. Looking for some saltwater fishing with a more laid back vibe? Cast a line off one of the nearby fishing piers, such as Ventor City Fishing Pier or the new fishing pier at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor.

Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
With more than 400 publicly accessible lakes, ponds and reservoirs, as well as miles of public streams and rivers, you’ll find plenty of places to fish in New Jersey. Enjoy a peaceful day of fishing at a state park such as Allamuchy Mountain State Park (Allamuchy) or Stephens State Park (Hackettstown), where the Musconetcong River, known for its exceptional trout fishing, winds through the wooded countrywide. Find a quiet spot in the 4,000-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Mahwah) or within the 3,366 acres of undeveloped wilderness in Penn State Forest (Jenkins Neck).

- See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/article/fishing-new-jersey#sthash.Q9iLCDS8.dpuf