Surfers and fans alike come back to the 18th Ave. Beach on the same weekend each year because they know of Belmar’s welcoming reputation. They know that each year the town opens it’s doors for parades, the AVP Volleyball Tournament, the famous Belmar Seafood Festival, and this annual surf event. Traveling pros recognize that this contest has a great history of waves. In the past, they’ve come from Central America, Australia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Europe, South Africa, and all over the US. It's a chance for young East Coast upstarts and New Jersey pro surfers to shine. Thousands of families from all over the state come down to catch professional athletes in action. In addition to the Belmar Pro, this weekend will also feature the ASP-sanctioned Fins Pro Junior, the Longboard Pro and the Womens Pro.
Even beyond Labor Day, there's one more great event at the Jersey Shore. The sponsors invite the spectators to become a part of the action. In recent years, those who can't be at the beach for the full three days have followed along on the web and our social networking outlets.
Mayor Pringle and the Town of Belmar welcome you and your family to pull up a chair. Enjoy the contest, the demos, the music, and art and everything this annual event and the town of Belmar have to offer.