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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Crystals

USA, North East, New Jersey

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Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 39° 21.77' N
Longitude: 74° 24.48' W

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Drive down Pacific Ave. Until you get to Metropolitan Ave. Park car and walk across boardwalk, it's the jetty furthest left. Located at the last beach in Atlantic City.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down Pacific Ave. Until you get to Metropolitan Ave. Park car and walk across boardwalk, it's the jetty furthest left. Located at the last beach in Atlantic City.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down Pacific Ave. Until you get to Metropolitan Ave. Park car and walk across boardwalk, it's the jetty furthest left. Located at the last beach in Atlantic City.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down Pacific Ave. Until you get to Metropolitan Ave. Park car and walk across boardwalk, it's the jetty furthest left. Located at the last beach in Atlantic City.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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- Rips / undertow
- Localism

 Additional Information

Park your car as close to the boardwalk as possible and, remember to lock your car and hide your valuables because if not it will get broke into. Take off close to the jetty and pull into a barrel right, watch out for pissed fishermen.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Pissed fisherman if you are hanging next to the Jetty and getting tangled in their lines. No need to be that close, doesn't break off the jetty anyway unless it's really big. The waves are lefts off the furthest most jetty to the north which is Crystals/New Hampshire Ave. Move down the beach a bit to the south for some rights. Off of the Vermont Ave Jetty.

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car as close to the boardwalk as possible and, remember to lock your car and hide your valuables because if not it will get broke into. Take off close to the jetty and pull into a barrel right, watch out for pissed fishermen.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Pissed fisherman if you are hanging next to the Jetty and getting tangled in their lines. No need to be that close, doesn't break off the jetty anyway unless it's really big. The waves are lefts off the furthest most jetty to the north which is Crystals/New Hampshire Ave. Move down the beach a bit to the south for some rights. Off of the Vermont Ave Jetty.

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car as close to the boardwalk as possible and, remember to lock your car and hide your valuables because if not it will get broke into. Take off close to the jetty and pull into a barrel right, watch out for pissed fishermen.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Pissed fisherman if you are hanging next to the Jetty and getting tangled in their lines. No need to be that close, doesn't break off the jetty anyway unless it's really big. The waves are lefts off the furthest most jetty to the north which is Crystals/New Hampshire Ave. Move down the beach a bit to the south for some rights. Off of the Vermont Ave Jetty.

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car as close to the boardwalk as possible and, remember to lock your car and hide your valuables because if not it will get broke into. Take off close to the jetty and pull into a barrel right, watch out for pissed fishermen.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Pissed fisherman if you are hanging next to the Jetty and getting tangled in their lines. No need to be that close, doesn't break off the jetty anyway unless it's really big. The waves are lefts off the furthest most jetty to the north which is Crystals/New Hampshire Ave. Move down the beach a bit to the south for some rights. Off of the Vermont Ave Jetty.

Atmosphere

Dangerous, there is a lot of shootings and robberies other than that great surf. Make sure to leave before night.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Not a lot of of shootings in this area. Nobody seems to bother with the surfers. I've been surfing there for 30+ years, never an issue.

English (Translate this text in English): Dangerous, there is a lot of shootings and robberies other than that great surf. Make sure to leave before night.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Not a lot of of shootings in this area. Nobody seems to bother with the surfers. I've been surfing there for 30+ years, never an issue.

English (Translate this text in English): Dangerous, there is a lot of shootings and robberies other than that great surf. Make sure to leave before night.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Not a lot of of shootings in this area. Nobody seems to bother with the surfers. I've been surfing there for 30+ years, never an issue.

English (Translate this text in English): Dangerous, there is a lot of shootings and robberies other than that great surf. Make sure to leave before night.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Not a lot of of shootings in this area. Nobody seems to bother with the surfers. I've been surfing there for 30+ years, never an issue.

General

A great spot to go but make sure you know someone there before you go.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Know someone there? There's nobody there to know. Just go and have a good surf.

English (Translate this text in English): A great spot to go but make sure you know someone there before you go.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Know someone there? There's nobody there to know. Just go and have a good surf.

English (Translate this text in English): A great spot to go but make sure you know someone there before you go.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Know someone there? There's nobody there to know. Just go and have a good surf.

English (Translate this text in English): A great spot to go but make sure you know someone there before you go.

Added 12/16/2011 by Quiksillvr - Know someone there? There's nobody there to know. Just go and have a good surf.

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By Anonymous , 05-06-2009

- I've seen blue boy here i think and he was getting barreled during TS Hanah. He walked of the beach and lit a cigarette and was removing tape from his ribs. It's a Heritage Surf and Sport shortboard.

By Rahwayer , 15-01-2009

Hey blue heritage shorty fisher; got crystal? - Oh can I have YOUR autograph puleez?! C'mon blueboy, clue us all in on the real secret about YOUR crystal spot, it'll be fun!! You are 1 cool blueballer fishboy!!!

By Blue Heritage Shorty Fish , 20-11-2007

- I've lived and surfed here for years. Vermont Ave, Metro's, New Jersey, States, South Carolina. Iv'e heard Crystals, Gas Chambers, Mini Pipe, and have even seen Steel Pier posed as "Casino Pier located in Atlantic City" in Surfer Magazine. People over do it with the inaccurate names and descriptions of this place. The crime is there, the crack heads are there, the trash, the gangs, the crazy asians, the weirdo's, the needles, all of it. It's not like a gang of hoods is going to want to fight your white ass with our tight suits on. They just usually want to know how cold the water is then just laugh and say, " Damn N**** you crazy man, you crazy." This place is full of diversity from white, black, asian, and mexican surfers, of all different ages. Everyone that surfs this place year around know one anothers boards and faces. If someone asked any of us how crystals (Absolutely NO Capitalization) was, we would either laugh or smile and simply keep walking.

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