A hot and humid night on Seaside Heights boardwalk (PHOTOS)

Beating the heat

The waves have quieted and lifeguards have gone home. But on the boardwalk, it’s still 90 degrees and the screams of fun cut through the humidity.

Sure, you are hot but you are at the Jersey Shore. Push through.

We spent an evening on the Seaside Heights boardwalk this week where beach-goers attempted to cool off with cold drinks, ice cream and breezy rides like the Shore Shot which sends you 125 feet up in the air at 45 mph, giving a nice view of Casino Pier, and up and down the boardwalk.

In the heat, there were few lines on the boardwalk. Bench seats were empty and game operators weakly tried to attract customers from the small crowd.

Sitting in the sun playing his accordion was too much for Charles Pokarski. He removed his hat, wiped his brow, and moved to the shade.

Those who were too hot surrendered to the air-conditioned arcades where games were loud but the screams were not as piercing, and even at night, it beats the heat.

See photos from a night at the Jersey Shore below.

Beating the heat

Lucky LeoÕs on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Beating the heat

Christopher Pokarski wipes away the sweat after playing his accordion on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Beating the heat

Sunset on the Muikexpress on the Casino PIer in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Beating the heat

Casino PIer in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Beating the heat

On the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Beating the heat

Bboardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Beating the heat

Wave Swinger ride on Casino PIer in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Beating the heat

Henna on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Beating the heat

Hyrdrus roller coaster at Casino PIer in Seaside Heights, N.J., Tuesday, August 2, 2022Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

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