A girl rollerblades between the pillars on the boardwalk in Long Branch, New Jersey. March 9, 2021. Photo by Michelle Diaz

After a brutal year of Covid-19 taking over everyone’s life and a harsh winter forcing people to stay indoors, the first sign of spring at the Jersey Shore was not taken for granted. Yesterday  with  temperatures reaching the mid-60s, some  New Jersey residents headed down the shore to enjoy leisure activities on the beach. Some daring individuals ditched their winter coats for sports bras and shorts to catch a tan. 

 As the heat was having its moment at the shore, strangers conversed while laying down  on the sand and others converted WFH (working from home) to WFB (working from the boardwalk). 

People tanning on the rocks by the ocean in Long Branch, New Jersey. March 9, 2021. Photo by Michelle Diaz

A woman sits on a bench while looking at her phone at the Asbury Park boardwalk in New Jersey. March 9, 2021. Photo by Michelle Diaz

A couple brought their beach chairs onto the boardwalk to catch some rays in Long Branch, New Jersey. March 9, 2021. Photo by Michelle Diaz

A man rides his bike, while a woman walks her dog on the boardwalk at Asbury Park, New Jersey. March 9, 2021. Photo by Michelle Diaz

Two women take a selfie while relaxing in their beach chairs at Long Branch, New Jersey. March 9, 2021. Photo by Michelle Diaz

A woman changes up working from home to working from the boardwalk on this warm spring day at Long Branch, New Jersey. March 9, 2021. Photo by Michelle Diaz

A family plays on the sand in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. March 9, 2021. Photo by Michelle Diaz