Festival Info

WHAT IS SKATE AND SURF FESTIVAL?

Skate and Surf Festival is a multi-day event that takes place Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th at the Asbury Park Oceanfront in Asbury Park, NJ.

Skate and Surf started in 2001 and over the following decade grew in The Bamboozle Festival. Now back for the third year after an 8-year hiatus, the festival truly returns to it’s roots and traditions with this years line-up and venue!

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HOW/WHERE DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?

Skate and Surf Festival tickets are powered by Eventbrite and are available for purchase online (please visit the BUY TICKETS page for more information) and at local Asbury Park businesses to be announced.

HOW CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS WITHOUT A CREDIT CARD?

Eventbrite is equipped to accept Paypal.

DOES SKATE AND SURF FESTIVAL HAVE A RAIN DATE?

Skate and Surf Festival is a rain or shine event. The festival will take place on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th.

WHAT TIME DOES SKATE AND SURF FESTIVAL BEGIN/END?

Schedule TBA

WHAT ARE THE PARKING OPTIONS?

Public parking will be available at lots throughout the oceanfront. Along with the township, we encourage the use of public transportation. Train and bus schedules available at njtransit.com.

HOW MANY STAGES WILL THERE BE?

Skate and Surf Festival will feature four total stages.

WHERE CAN I FIND SET TIMES AND A MAP FOR THE FESTIVAL?

Both can be found on the GameLoud app, free to download now! for iPhone, iPad and Android, 2 to 3 weeks prior to the festival.

WHAT FOOD OPTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SKATE AND SURF FESTIVAL?

Food vendors will be available on site at the festival. We also encourage guests to explore the great local eateries that Asbury Park has to offer as well before entering or after leaving the festival.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT OBTAINING MEDIA CREDENTIALS?

You must be on editorial assignment with an outlet (print, online or TV). If you are a freelance journalist or photographer you must be on assignment from an official media outlet. (Spec photography, portfolio photography and personal website photography are not valid assignments.) We will not issue photo credentials for Photo Agencies. Everyone must be on direct assignment from a media outlet. If you are not the assigning Editor/Producer or are a freelance journalist or photographer, the assigning Editor/Producer must email info@skateandsurffest.com and provide a letter of assignment on behalf of each individual attendee on company letterhead, stating the name of the journalist/photographer assigned to attend, information about the outlet (circulation/stats), and the scope of coverage. If you are an online outlet, the website must be active with current coverage.

Please note media passes are limited—being on assignment does not guarantee a credential will be granted.

All media inquiries should be sent to info@skateandsurffest.com. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified 2-3 weeks prior to the festival if credentials can be provided. ALL media inquiries must be submitted no later than Friday, May 2nd in order to be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: No professional cameras will be allowed within the festival grounds. No filming or recording is permitted without written consent from Skate and Surf Festival and its producers. Anyone caught filming or recording will be subject to immediate ejection and confiscation of content captured.

IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED?

Due to liability, no re-entry will be permitted at the festival.

CAN I BRING EYE DROPS, ETC. WITH ME?

No, non-prescription medication cannot be brought inside the festival grounds. All bags will be checked upon entry.

I NEED TO BRING IN MY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, WILL THIS BE OKAY?

Yes. ALL medical prescriptions and accompanying names on those containers will need to match your valid ID. All medical prescriptions brought onto the official festival grounds MUST be checked at the on-site triage center or they cannot be allowed inside.

CAN I BRING MY BACKPACK?

NO. NO BACKPACKS WILL BE PERMITTED.

Small and medium purses will be permitted inside the festival grounds for women. Drawstring bags WILL be permitted. Any large and/or framed bags will not be permitted. All bags will be searched upon entry. Skate and Surf Festival maintains a zero tolerance policy for all drugs and firearms. Please review the list of items (below) that are prohibited at Skate and Surf Festival.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT SKATE AND SURF FESTIVAL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE:

Weapons of any kind (including guns, knives, explosives, fireworks), illegal or illicit substances of any kind, instruments, outside food and beverages, chairs, tents, umbrellas, flags, professional photo/video/recording equipment (including any cameras with removable lenses), glass containers, aerosol cans, skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles, bicycles, pets (except service dogs), unauthorized solicitations, handbills, samplings, give-aways, etc. If there is something you feel the need to bring with you that is questionable, please contact us prior to doing so.

CAN I BRING FOOD/BEVERAGES WITH ME TO SKATE AND SURF FESTIVAL?

Absolutely no outside food or beverage may be brought inside the official Skate and Surf Festival grounds.

CAN I BRING A CAMERA?

Yes, but PLEASE NOTE: No professional cameras will be allowed within the festival grounds. No filming or recording is permitted without written consent from Skate and Surf Festival and its producers. Anyone caught filming or recording will be subject to immediate ejection and confiscation of content captured.

WILL THERE BE SECURITY?

Yes. Festival security is being provided by Griffin's Security LLC. Want to connect with Griffin's Security prior to Skate and Surf Festival? Contact them on Facebook or Twitter (@GriffinsSec).

IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO THE FESTIVAL AVAILABLE?

Bus service will be available via NJ Transit.

Cat Limo will service any and all Skate and Surf Festival fans' ground transportation needs. Please call (732) 409-9961 for reservations.

For additional travel information, please visit the TRAVEL page.

HOW FAR IS ASBURY PARK OCEANFRONT FROM NEW YORK CITY?

67 minutes by car/van.

HOW FAR IS ASBURY PARK OCEANFRONT FROM PHILADELPHIA?

84 minutes by car/van.

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT TO THE FESTIVAL?

Asbury Park is located 54 minutes away from Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ. Airports such as LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Atlantic City International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport are in the general vicinity of the festival grounds but are farther away.

Cat Limo will service any and all Skate and Surf Festival fans' ground transportation needs. Please call (732) 409-9961 for reservations.

WHERE IS THE NEAREST BUS STOP?

You can find more information at www.NJTransit.com

WILL THERE BE EMERGENCY STAFF?

EMTs will be on-site at Skate and Surf Festival in multiple designated locations. Additionally, police and festival security will be on-site throughout the festival grounds to assist our fans. MONOC will be on-site for the duration of the festival to assist with any medical and/or emergency needs. For more information on MONOC, please visit www.MONOC.org. MONOC is also accessible through Facebook and Twitter.

IS SKATE AND SURF FESTIVAL HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, Skate and Surf Festival grounds are handicap accessible and ADA compliant.