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 and humidity
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