Absecon Island Surfing
Congratulations to Aaron Gershkovich the 2019 Champion
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Entries are available at Shellem's Surf Shack, Heritage in Margate, Ventnor
City Hall and Online
The 46th Annual Absecon Island Surfing Championship: August 21st
No surf date August 22nd, and weekends until Sept6th
Contest was held in Memory of Mark Patten, Richie Pfeffer, Phil Van Wickle and Joe McDevitt. Mark designed the contest tshirts
from 2000 until 2018. Richie and Phil both surfed the Absecon Island, and Joe was a pier regular over the years with his longboard
branding the words "Eat My Loaf".
2019 Contest was held in Memory
of Ron Curcio and Eric Ganter; Ron was a surf pioneer for this area. Eric was an avid surfer, and always helped with
2018 contest was held in Memory of Donnie Smith, Katie
Humphreys and Eddie Lamusta close friends and supporters of the Surf Contest.
2014 contest was held in Memory of Joseph 'JT' Toner and Matthew Feinstone. JT was a previous
contest contestant and Matthew was a annual contest sponsor.
2010 contest was held in Memory of Philip Magee who passed away in March 2010 and Moira Dougherty who
passed away in August 2009 both loved to surf and were past contestants of our contest.
2009 contest was held In
Memory of Allen Wolf Sr. whom past away on October 7th 2008
On Tuesday October 7th 2008 we said goodbye to Allen Wolf Sr. the man responsible
for the Absecon Island Surfing Championships, and the Ventnor Pier as a surf spot. On Sunday October 12th, there
will be a paddle out at Ventnor Pier at 12:00 in his honor. Even if you didn't know Allen, you can still come
out on Sunday in his honor. After all, everyone of us has the same thing in common with Allen; the love of surfing.
2008 contest was
held In Memory of Robert "Duke'' Mead whom had past away in December 2007 In the past,
Duke helped out with the BBQ at the contest. He loved to surf (as long as it was warm). Duke will forever be