Locally Based Surf and Lifestyle Brand Becomes Surfrider Foundation ‘Coastal Defender’

Jetty Coquina JamThe 2019 Jetty Clam Jam. Jetty has taken its commitment to safeguarding oceans, waves and seashores to the upcoming amount as a Surfrider Basis Surf Business Coastal Defender. (Photo courtesy of Jetty)
The Stafford Township-based clothing brand Jetty has drawn a good deal of focus in the LBI place in its 18-year existence. By its flagship retailer, a historic motion to unite and rebuild following Superstorm Sandy, a dependable calendar of regional gatherings and too much to handle community involvement, the firm has become a house identify in Ocean County.
But while Jetty has considerable regional impact, its affect has grown a lot better than our area. What commenced in a garage in Manahawkin is now a properly-identified brand name in the surf and out of doors worlds with its solutions in more than 300 retail retailers in the U.S. and Canada. And Jetty is now 1 of just 16 other makes that are dedicated to the Surfrider Foundation’s Surf Sector Coastal Defenders software, along with such names as Vans, GoPro and Quiksilver, making a $2,500 annual donation.
This will help Surfrider, a international firm, with its mission of defending the world’s ocean waves and shorelines for all people by means of its powerful activist network.
“The Surfrider Foundation’s Surf Industry Coastal Defender system was made to offer a way for surf business brand names to demonstrate their assist for Surfrider’s mission, performing as a coalition of companies with shared stakes in defending the areas we all adore and rely on – our ocean and coasts,” reads a assertion from the Surfrider Basis. “We’re thrilled to welcome NJ-dependent surf and skate clothing model, Jetty, as the newest Surf Field Coastal Defender supporting our mission on a national scale.”
As a coastal brand name with a conscience and a Accredited B company, (accredited for its balance of income and goal) Jetty has teamed up with the Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for decades, offering it room at situations these types of as the Hop Sauce Festival, the Clam Jam and the Coquina Jam.
“This is obnoxiously overdue! We’re energized to formally get on board and assistance the Surfrider Basis. It’s obvious that our missions are aligned we’re hopeful that we can teach and motivate our lovers to be a part of the motion,” explained Jetty CEO Jeremy DeFilippis. “That motion fights for minimizing plastic air pollution, ocean safety, seashore access, coastal preservation and cleanse water. Anticipate to see ongoing commitment to environmental leads to as perfectly as community, education and learning and storm aid, which alongside one another make up the focus of Jetty and the Jetty Rock Foundation’s initiatives.”
Jetty has a charitable arm named the Jetty Rock Foundation, which via the a long time has donated $271,261 to community and instruction initiatives. Locally the corporation is very invested in the Oyster Shell Recycling Program with Stockton University, Parsons Mariculture, the American Littoral Culture and the Barnegat Bay Partnership.
“The people who run Jetty ended up good friends of mates, and I got to know them that way, as effectively as their aid for the local Surfrider Basis chapters,” stated John Weber, Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Surfrider Basis. Weber is a surfer who life in Bradley Beach, with a household house in Seashore Haven. “They have been practically nothing but supportive and generous to the chapters, so it is specifically enjoyable to see them, on their personal, acquire their help of the Surfrider Foundation to the subsequent degree.”
— Jon Coen

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