Category: August 2016

Wildwood’s newest App is here! Wildwood Underground, real time traffic, tides, the Boardwalk Blog, Coupons and more!

We are happy to announce the launching of our new App, Wildwood Underground available on Apple and Android.

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We are proud to have teamed up with David Rodrigues and Wildwood Underground to bring you this great new Wildwood App. 

This App has real time Wildwood traffic, webcams, tides, weather, coupons, The Boardwalk Blog, Wildwood Farmers Market, places to stay, restaurants, shopping. Wildwood emergency phone numbers and more!

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This App took 2 years to design and build because of all the content and coded for real time content. This is the #1 App for The Wildwoods!

Download it at the Apple or Play Store!

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Cancelled – The Final Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market is cancelled due to the weather!

The final Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market of 2016 will BE CANCELLED today Saturday, September 3rd, from 8 am until 12:30 pm! Thanks to everyone who visited and purchased some of our fresh produce and baked goods, as well as all the specialty items and enjoyed the live music by Bill Caterini and Alicia Cacci Caprioni!

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Beach hazard warning the next few days for heavy surf and rip currents. See the beach flag system!

The beach is a place we all naturally associate with relaxation and enjoyment. It is important, however, to remain cognizant of the dangers mother nature can present — both in the water and on the sand.  By following some basic guidelines and listening to the lifeguards, you can ensure a safe and pleasurable time at the beach.

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Learn To Swim. This is the single most important aspect of preventive water safety. Teach children to swim at an early age.

Never Swim Alone.  Have a friend or family member in the water, or at least on the beach within sight.

Swim Near a Lifeguard.  The overwhelming majority of drownings occur on unguarded beaches or after guards have gone off-duty.  Statistics gathered by the United States Lifesaving Association indicate that the chance of drowning at an unguarded beach is nearly five times the risk of drowning at a USLA guarded beach.

Protect Your Neck.  Serious, lifelong injuries, including paraplegia, occur every year due to diving headfirst into unknown water and striking the bottom. People in Cape May have been seriously injured by diving headfirst, improperly riding waves, and entering surf beyond their skill level. Bodysurfing and bodyboarding can result in a serious neck injury when the swimmer’s head strikes the bottom. Check for depth and obstructions before diving, then go in feet first the first time.  Use caution while bodysurfing, always extending a hand ahead of you or carefully distributing weight on your board.

Understand Rip Currents.  Rip currents are the leading cause of beach drownings, and the most common cause of rescues.   A rip current is a quickly moving offshore current.  Whereas regular currents run laterally with the incoming and outgoing tide, rip currents are less predictable and run perpendicular to the tidal currents.  A trained lifeguard can spot a rip current and assess its strength from the beach quickly.  They are usually identified by agitated, murky water, distinct from the rest of the ocean.  They often exist permanently near ocean structures such as jetties.  If caught in a rip tide:

  • Remain calm.  If there is a lifeguard on duty, waves your arms signaling your distress.  If no lifeguard is on duty, generate attention to other beach goers.  They should immediately call 911.
  • Do not attempt to swim against a strong current.  If you cannot touch the ground to walk in, swim parallel to the beach out of the rip current and then directly to shore.

Obey Posted Signs and Flags:  Read the signs when you first arrive and please follow their direction. Flags may be flown by lifeguards to advise of conditions as well as boundaries that change from time to time.  Additionally, Cape May uses a series of numbered signs at the reverse side of each beach entrance, visible from the water.  If you find yourself in an emergency, you may use this number to identify the 911 dispatcher, who will relay this to firefighters and beach patrol members responding to your call.

Cape May uses the following conditional flag system:

Green – Excellent

Yellow – Caution

Solid Red – Dangerous (typically no bathing, sometimes surfing)

Purple – Sea Pests (Jellyfish, etc)

Red with No Swim Symbol – Swim boundary / no swimming in this area

09/04/2016 Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival Performers and time they go on stage!

End the summer season at Fox Park (Ocean Avenue between Burk & Montgomery Avenues) in Wildwood from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This family festival will include crafts, games, rides, great food and continuous FREE live entertainment featuring The Sound of Philadelphia Show with MFSB, Brass Transit, The Blue Notes, The Infernos, Jimmy Lee of Blue Magic, Fat Larry Band, Purple Reign, Jeremiah Hunter, Just In Time, Bittersweet, and 45 RPM. 609.522.2444 or visit http://www.WildwoodNJ.org

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Wildwood Beach Patrol End of 2016 Season Notice for Swimmers!

The Wildwood Beach Patrol will provide limited lifeguarding services during the week after LaborDay. Guarded beaches will be available Tuesday, September 6th
through Friday, September 9that the
following locations.
 
Hildreth to Hand Avenues
Andrews to Baker Avenues
Garfield to Lincoln Avenues
Pine to Popular Avenues
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All of the Wildwood Beaches will be guarded on the weekend of September 10th& 11th
. The Wildwood
Beach Patrol will not be providing lifeguarding services after Sunday, September 11th
at 5:30PM.
 
There will be “No Lifeguards on Duty” after September 11th
. Never swim when lifeguards are not on
duty.
 
In case of EMERGENCY DIAL 9 – 1 – 1
 
 
Contact:
Chief Steve Stocks
 

215-266-137

09/04/2016 Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival

End the summer season at Fox Park (Ocean Avenue between Burk & Montgomery Avenues) in Wildwood from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This family festival will include crafts, games, rides, great food and continuous FREE live entertainment featuring The Sound of Philadelphia Show with MFSB, Brass Transit, The Blue Notes, The Infernos, Jimmy Lee of Blue Magic, Fat Larry Band, Purple Reign, Jeremiah Hunter, Just In Time, Bittersweet, and 45 RPM. 609.522.2444 or visit http://www.WildwoodNJ.org

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