B. Tighe has worked his way through every working role for SUMMERTIME surf camps. He has grown with the company and has inspired campers and coworkers at every step along the way. He started working in Belmar in 2007, moved to Bradley in 2009, moved again to open Ortley in 2010, and has now come into his own as a beach manager on the same beach he learned to surf himself – Point Pleasant. He consistently sets the bar in terms of personal dedication and work ethic for the SUMMERTIME Team. There are few surfers in New Jersey as passionate and dedicated as Brendan, but the thing that makes Brendan special is that he doesn’t make it about himself. He is always trying to help out his family, his friends, his team, his campers, his hometown, the environment around him, and even “random strangers”. It’s because of this that he’s no stranger to most of the people in our community, and we’d venture to guess that his giving nature contributes to his uncanny ability to catch more good waves than anyone. Karma is sweet to Brendan.
Where did you go to high school? Point Pleasant Beach High School
Where did you go to college and what did you major in? Ocean County College, majored in Education
What certifications do you have? CPR
How long have you been involved with Summertime Surf? 8 years
Why do you work at STS? I work for Summertime Surf because I believe in the dream of bettering the future for kids and adults in and out of the ocean. Through STS I’ve met some of my best friends.
Besides working at STS, what else do you do to pay your bills? I am a landscaper, waiter, and a valet parker.
At what age did you start surfing? How many years ago was that? 8 years old, 16 years ago
Where have you traveled to surf? Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, California, the entire east coast of America, Mexico, Indonesia, Hawaii, and El Salvador.
Do you surf in contests? What are some notable results? I’m more of a soul surfer…
Other than surfing, do you have any talents? I am an avid snowboarder, skateboarder and DJ.
Are you an Artist or Musician? I am a DJ, playing local parties, bars, and restaurants.
What kind of music or art inspires you? Everything’s inspiring, just depends on the way you look at it.
Do you play or coach any other sports? I play Ultimate Frisbee.