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Rockaway Dune Planting


Sunday, April 6th, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is hosting a Dune Planting Session.

Join RWA, a local advocate for waterway health and education, in creating a natural protective buffer of dunes with indigenous grasses along the east end of the Rockaways. All ages are welcome to participate in the planting.

DATE: Sunday, April 6th
TIME: 10AM – 12PM
LOCATION: Meet at Firehouse 59; 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692

Contact info@rwalliance.org with questions and RSVP.

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Rockaway Classic


Woohoo! Lots of people are heading to Rockaway tomorrow morning for single fin surfing and spectating.

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Some salty community events going on this weekend…


“What began as a local, grass roots effort trying to energize the community in the wake of hurricane Sandy has blossomed into a full-scale event intertwining 17 local stores, restaurants and venues.” More info – outtosea.org

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Surfrider Water Sentinels

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We currently do not have a consistent, year-round source for water quality information for our New York surfing beaches, so Surfrider NYC has stepped up to fill that void. Soon there will be a widget on the chapter's website, so you can now check the surf report and the water report before you hop on the subway and head for the beach.  While we're starting off with Rockaway, we hope this will be an indicator for the quality at nearby beaches.  If you're interested in helping out with water sampling please e-mail volunteercoordinator@nyc.surfrider.org.

Surfrider is hosting a BIG fundraiser this Saturday specifically to support the water testing program, so please come out to support this project and the people behind the scenes who care (tickets). Each ticket sold will fund 3-4 water tests. Here's a sneak peek of “the lab,” currently housed at Smallwater HQ in Rockaway.

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Hola Olas | Summer’s Still Here

Fall swell is here! Get ready to paddle…a lot.

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Coco Loco – Rise Above Plastics this month and turn down that plastic bag for your coconut.

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Last Lava Girl Surf Workshop!

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The last Lava Girl Surf  workshop of the summer is this weekend! It's been a fun series of educational surf workshops for gals, but now this event is open to guys too…lucky you.

what will i learn?

  • Winter Surf Survival by Isurus
  • Surf Forecasting Understanding Data by Walter Meyer
  • How to Pick the right Destination and Get Your Board there in one Piece
  • Design your Dream Surfboard on a Computer by Alexander Karinsky

what will i get?

  • free beer and sangria
  • raffles by Isurus, Mi Ola, Dreamer, Scotty Bag, Seea
  • maybe some new friends too
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Hipster Heat Map / Brooklandia


Ha! If you read this blog, you're most likely a hipster in Brooklandia…or you're my mom. Via Refinery 29.

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Dunes Built, Invasive Plants Removed

The Surfrider x Barefoot Wine dune building project was an amazing day! The local surf community and friends came out  to Far Rockaway to help the Parks Department set old xmas trees in place to serve as the base of a future dune. Set up in parallel lines, running at an angle along the beach, sand will eventually build up over the mounds and create some all-natural dunes to protect local communities against future storms and rising sea levels.

The next Surfrider event is this Wednesday at Warby Parker  SoHo – surf legend Shaun Tomson is presenting his new book The Code. Space is limited to make sure to RSVP!

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Modeling the brand new Surfrider tees, made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Rockaway on Style.com?!

We all knew it, now Style.com knows it. Rockaway is a special place with some cool local cats. Check out this writeup on SMASH’s film fest at Rockaway Beach Surf Club…

“New York isn’t known for its killer rips, but the city’s surf culture comes alive in the summer when throngs of dudes and rash-guard-clad dudettes grab their boards and hit the beaches nearby. This weekend, genuine wave-riders, surf virgins, and MoMA PS1′s Klaus Biesenbach turned out for Smash Fest 1, a surf-film festival founded by Tyler Breuer and curated by, among others, fashion consultant Julie Gilhart, which screened eight films in three locations. Style.com caught the wave in at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Saturday, where photographer Ben Pier shot the scene.”

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