Ron Jon Surf Shop was founded in 1959 on the New Jersey shore when a bright young man named Ron DiMenna was just discovering the sport of surfing with fiberglass surfboards. His pastime soon became a passion, and homemade surfboards would no longer do. When DiMenna's father heard that his son wanted his own custom surfboard from California, he suggested, "Buy three, sell two at a profit, then yours will be free." His dad was right, and Ron Jon Surf Shop was born.
The "Original" Ron Jon Surf Shop opened in Long Beach Island, New Jersey in 1961. Today, the 8,100-square-foot store is a four-level surf emporium filled with a colossal selection of active lifestyle apparel and board sports equipment. It even features the world's largest surfboard (more than 24 feet in length)! Jersey Shore beachgoers are sure to find everything they need at Ron Jon to enjoy a day at the beach.