With 130 miles of coastline, 157 miles of Delaware Bay and River, not to mention more than 4,000 lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, bays and reservoirs crisscrossing the state, New Jersey water sports cover everything on, under and over the water.


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


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, numerous surfing and fishing competitions plus sailing regattas are held throughout the state.


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