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Jon Coen is a freelance content creator of 20 years, having lived his entire life at the New Jersey Shore.

Essentially a storyteller through various medium, he maintains a sharp editorial pen, but is also experienced in everything from marketing campaigns to video production, copywriting, event coordination, journalism, documentaries and on-screen talent work.

He has written for Surfer Magazine, Inked, ESPN, Men’s Journal, Huck and fa more. He also works with brands like Reef, Vans, Jetty, Nike, Vuori and Red Bull.

Let’s tell your story.

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2901, 2020

How to Ski and Ride Vail Like a Local

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on How to Ski and Ride Vail Like a Local

Courtesy Vail Resorts "...All right, let’s get the Vail jokes out of the way: ones ribbing the fabulous fur coats seen on Bridge Street, the $18 old-fashioneds, the Wi-Fi connected gondolas and designer oxygen bars to combat altitude sickness. To understate it, there’s nothing chintzy about this Interstate 70 gem with its luxury veneer. Nearly 60 years into the roadside resort town experiment (literally named after a highway ...

2401, 2020

Just Beneath the Surface Episode 3.3

By |January 24th, 2020|Categories: Video Production|Comments Off on Just Beneath the Surface Episode 3.3

Who are the characters that thrive on LBI during the long winter? In Just Beneath the Surface Season Three, Episode three, we meet Brie Fagan who talks about the beautiful extremes of the off season. We also explore sailing, from our historical vessels to the AJ Meerwald to the young sailors competing for the yacht clubs locally. This is Long Beach Island as we are certain you have never seen ...

1601, 2020

Tres Generations Baja Sur

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Personal|Comments Off on Tres Generations Baja Sur

There are few things more exciting than a sea lion pup playing with your kid underwater. Coen/Todd family trip to Baja for Mick and Sandy’s anniversary. They instilled in us a sense of adventure and we got to all spend a week together on Bahia La Paz, cliff jumping, finding little waves on the Pacific, exploring pristine beaches, watching Uncle Brian hunting in his underwater element, eating 100 tacos...oh and diving with ...

1301, 2020

Pyzel on Simple Tools for A First Backyard Board for Surfer Mag

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Pyzel on Simple Tools for A First Backyard Board for Surfer Mag

DIY board-building is one of the most time-honored and creative aspects of surf culture. For a lot of salts, going deep into the garage and emerging with something that may or may not resemble a surfboard is a bucket lister of the surf experience. Imagine doing a stylish mid-faced turn or making an impossibly fast section on a sled with your own signature on the stringer. I spoke with John ...

801, 2020

How a Shark Epidemic Is Changing Surfing and Community on Cape Cod

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on How a Shark Epidemic Is Changing Surfing and Community on Cape Cod

Cody DeGroff This was one of the more important stories I have written in a while, focusing on the Great White Shark problem on Cape Cod. Granted the water off Massachusetts is a bit colder than New Jersey, but I am trying to imagine how we would handle this on Long Beach Island. “My son is about to turn 14. I started him surfing when he was about ...

2907, 2019

Jetty Craft & Calling Coquina Jam Conversation

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: On Air Hosting|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Jetty Craft & Calling Coquina Jam Conversation

The Jetty Coquina Jam has always meant a lot to me and I have been the announcer from the very first year when it was a little weeknight contest up in Harvey Cedars in 2009. For the last decade, the money raised has gone to David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, who directly distributes funds to families in our area battling a cancer diagnosis. I've been working with Jetty on ...

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