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NJ - Video: Surfer Ben Gravy Catches Waves At All 43 New Jersey Beach Towns In One Single Day

Ben Gravy's Instagram bio describes him as a "semi pro novelty wave surfer", but I've been following him on Insta for years now & would also add "absolute delight" to that. He's been vlogging his surf adventures since 2015 & has such an affable, positive, contagiously enthusiastic energy that it's impossible not to feel a little happy watching his videos, even if you've never surfed a day in your life.

For this particular challenge he went from the very bottom of NJ in Cape May all the way up to Sandy Hook in the Highlands. Gravy also calculated that 14hrs 21min of daylight gave him & his crew about 20 minutes per beach town. Picture this route in summer traffic:

1 Cape May

2 Wildwood Crest

3 Wildwood

4 North Wildwood

5 Stone Harbor

6 Avalon

7 Sea Isle

8 Strathmere

9 Ocean City

10 Longport

11 Margate

12 Ventnor

13 Atlantic City

14 Brigantine

15 Long Beach Township

16 Beach Haven

17 Ship Bottom

18 Harvey Cedars

19 Surf City

20 Barnaget Light

21 Island Beach State Park

22 Seaside Park

23 Seaside Heights

24 Ortley Beach

25 Lavalette

26 Mentaloking

27 Bayhead

28 Point Pleasant

29 Manasquan

30 SeaGirt

31 Spring Lake

32 Belmar

33 Avon by the Sea

34 Bradley Beach

35 Ocean Grove

36 Asbury Park

37 Lock Arbour

38 Allenhurst

39 Deal

40 Long Branch

41 Monmouth Beach

42 Seabright

43 Sandy Hook

Things started off rough when they made a pre-sunrise Wawa trip & the store was out of coffee (I have NEVER heard of that happening before), but smoothed out from there. As a bonus his friend Makki dropped fun facts about each location, like stop #6 - Did you know Avalon's slogan is "cooler by a mile" because "Avalon, NJ is positioned one mile further out in the Atlantic than any other barrier island in NJ"?

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