Sec. 4-12. Unattended beach equipment prohibited.
   Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
   Awning means a rooflike covering extending over a certain area and used as a shelter.
   Beach equipment means any personal items that are designed or manufactured for use, or actually used, on the beach or in the adjacent tidal waters. Examples include with limitations: chairs, lounges, umbrellas, cabanas, tents, canopies, awnings, horseshoes and stakes, sailboats, kayaks, paddle vessels, sailboards, surfboards, fishing gear, sporting equipment, rafts, flotation devices, beach toys, baskets, bags, towels, coolers and other personal effects. Beach equipment shall not include municipal trash containers, signage or structures placed by a governmental agency, items placed by a bona fide conservation agency or organization (such as signs or protection devices for turtle nests or equipment approved for use by duly licensed mobile vendors).
   Cabana means a collapsible shelter resembling a cabin with at least one (1) open side.
   Canopy means an ornamental rooflike structure supported by more than one (1) pole providing shade and/or protection from weather events.
   Public beach is defined as that area lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Town of Surf City Building line, lying closest in proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, except where there is a street or public beach access leading toward the Atlantic Ocean; public beach at these points shall mean the area lying between the easternmost edges of the public street right-of-way or access and the Atlantic Ocean.
   Tent means a collapsible shelter of fabric stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping or other recreational outdoor activities.
   Umbrella means a collapsible shade for protection against weather consisting of fabric stretched over hinged ribs radiating from a center pole.
(Ord. No. 2013-06, 10-1-13; Ord. No. 2018-07, § I, 9-4-18)