OG Surf and Skate is just a short distance from surf beaches in Avon-by-the-Sea, Bradley Beach, Ocean Grove and Asbury Park as well as skate parks in Belmar and Long Branch!
Here’s little more about our towns and some photos we’d like to share with you.
Neptune: Neptune Township is located in Monmouth County and was incorporated in 1879. Ocean Grove, a national historic landmark, and Shark Hills are both unincorporated areas within the township. The town is the birthplace of well-known actors Danny DeVito and Jack Nicholson, television anchor Pat Battle, and singer-songwriter Southside Johnny.
Ocean Grove: In 1869, several Methodist ministers gathered together to establish a permanent Christian camp community along the Jersey Shore. Ocean Grove was born from that desire. In 1870, the state gave a charter to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association to own one square mile of land which would become “God’s Little Square Mile” on the Jersey Shore. Ocean Grove is filled with charming Victorian homes, a beautiful Auditorium where service and concerts are held and a lovely beachfront. Just remember one thing: The Camp Meeting Association keeps beaches closed on Sunday until 12:30 pm but feel to stroll the lovely boardwalk.
Asbury Park: In 1871, New Yorker James Bradley decided to develop this spot along the central Jersey coast as a residential resort. He decided to name it Asbury Park after the first American Methodist bishop. Under Bradley’s direction, a boardwalk, pier, changing rooms and pavilion were erected. In the many years since, Asbury Park has seen its share of ups and downs, but is now experiencing a renaissance. The boardwalk and adjacent area now boast a number of upscale bars, restaurants and shops. The Paramount Theater and Convention Hall host dozens of events throughout the year and music lovers can rock out at the Stone Pony and Wonder Bar.
Avon-by-the-Sea: Avon-by-the-Sea, Aah-von to locals, boasts a quirky Main street with gems like the fabulous Macaroon Shop and Schneider’s German restaurant. A well-lit and traditional boardwalk runs from Sylvan Lake in the north to the Shark River Inlet in the south.
Bradley Beach: Rumor has it that Captain Kidd buried his treasure between some pine trees in the area now known as Brinley Avenue in Bradley Beach. A family-friendly resort, Bradley Beach boasts beautiful gardens, a mini-golf course, bocce court and gazebos along a beautiful boardwalk and beachfront. The town was originally called Ocean Park, but postal officials requested that due to a similar town name, another name be chosen. The original owner of the land, William Bradner, had an investment partner by the name of James Bradley and that’s how the town became Bradley Beach.