The 2003 Season found the Jersey Surf traveling “Down the Shore” with a creative production incorporating another costume, consisting of authentic surf gear, specially designed shirts, visors and surfer shoes. Featuring selections ranging from Beach Boys classics to excerpts from Bernstein’ “On the Waterfront,” the corps was a big hit wherever it appeared, from the friendly confines of Surf City, NJ through the Summer Music Games tour return visit to Orlando, FL. Highlights of the 2003 season included the corps recognition by the Walt Disney Company which awarded the “Down the Shore” production the coveted “Spirit of Disney Award” for creative, educational and performance excellence and innovation. Housing snafus in Orlando forced the corps to seek shelter in a Super8 Motel in downtown Orlando, just a few miles from the performance stadium. Corps members were delighted to have access to beds, hot showers, air conditioning, a swimming pool and the ability to order takeout pizza from establishments located near the motel.The Surf was again a finalist at the Division II and III Championships, which were held on Saturday morning for the first time in DCI history.