The Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted the 2nd Annual Big Wave Awards at 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake, NJ. Sheraton Eatontown Hotel would like to issue a warm congratulations to all on this roster of very worthy recipients.

The Lifetime Achievement Award  to the Storino Family of Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, in honor of an individual(s) whose actions and commitment have had a lasting and positive impact on Jersey Shore Tourism.

The Anchor Award  to Six Flags Great Adventure as an organization that has been a force for positive change and an asset to the Jersey Shore community.

The Jersey Shore Icon Award is given as an honor to an individual who embodies the essence of the Jersey Shore, and the recipient is local restaurateur Danny Murphy owner of Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar.

Rising Tide Award honors an individual or organization that is a relative newcomer to the Jersey Shore and has quickly made an exceptional impact on tourism. This year’s winner is the Lakewood BlueClaws who have been around for some time, but have gone to great lengths in recent years with their programming at First Energy Park to drive tourism.

Spirit of the Shore Award presented to Frank Sementa of D’Jais in Belmar, as an honor for his service and commitment to the Jersey Shore that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

It was a wonderful evening spent with all of our friends in tourism. We hope everyone that attended enjoyed the event as much as we did. Let’s keep the Jersey Shore rockin’ on into 2012.