Congrats to the 17th Annual Clam Jam Winners Dave Werner & Brian Aji

2023 Post Event Press Release

A Local Surf Contest Celebrating Our Culture in the LBI Region...

We created the Clam Jam to bring our community together. We relish in the fact that new friendships are forged every year. The Jam is always a top day of the year for so many people. For the first time in 2023 the Clam Jam will join Coquina and Littlenecks as a fundraiser to benefit the Jetty Rock Foundation.

We shuffle our schedules, track swells, and anxiously await the most opportune day to hold this event. We realize that plans change so much as the forecasts do, so if you are committed, start apologizing to your significant other now... because we wait until it's really good!

17th Annual Jetty Clam Jam

The 17th Annual Jetty Clam Jam is almost here! The contest waiting period begins Saturday, September 9, 2023.

The event is run on a Saturday or Sunday in September or October when the waves and weather are favorable. We reserve the right to run the contest on a weekday once November hits, but will do our best to optimize a weekend date.

September 30th and October 7th are blackout dates due to Chowderfest and Shellabration, so the contest will not be held on either of those days.

Surfers: Check in at 7AM. First heat in the water at 8AM (at the latest). We're battling daylight with 96 surfers. If you cannot make the event once it is a go, then please let us know so we can fill in an Alternate surfer.

Rules & Regulations

- The Clam Jam is open to local LBI surfers by invite only

- Top wave score per surfer counts

- Surfer #1 best wave score + Surfer #2 best wave score = Team score (average of three judges)

- Waves are scored based on technical maneuvers

Registered surfers must confirm that they are confident and have advanced ability in all ocean conditions (including rip currents, 6ft+ surf, strong winds, and heavy and/or critical waves). Ocean conditions can change very rapidly, and all participants should be prepared for anything from knee high waves to overhead hurricane swells on shallow sandbars. We reserve the right to determine who is qualified and ready to surf in the Clam Jam.

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Get Involved

- Compete in the Clam Jam and help raise funds to support the mission of the Jetty Rock Foundation

- Text ClamJam to 71777 to donate by phone or mobile device.

-Be a Clam Jam Sponsor!  Email us for sponsorship info at the contact below:

- Cheer on the surfer and support our community, sponsors and partnering non-profits

Support the Surfers


Please note that your registration will be cross-checked with our surfer database. You must be from the LBI Region and vetted in order to participate. If your registration is rejected, then please contact us at
Sorry, your name/email did not match our current list of surfers. Email us at to inquire about registration.


Sponsor the Clam Jam

All proceeds benefit the Jetty Rock Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Community support and sponsorship have been a mainstay of the Jam year after year. If you would like to sponsor the Clam Jam and help support our community through this powerful event, please contact us.

JRF Sponsorship Inquiries – Jeremy DeFilippis –

About the Jetty Rock Foundation
The  Jetty Rock Foundation  is the nonprofit arm of the Jetty apparel brand. JRF is dedicated to protecting our oceans and waterways, and supporting those who build their lives around them. As a Certified B Corp, Jetty, the coastal brand with a conscience, delivers on our mission through oyster recycling, environmental stewardship and education provided by the Jetty Rock Foundation.

Sponsorship Info