Woohoo! Lots of people are heading to Rockaway tomorrow morning for single fin surfing and spectating.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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?
what will i get?
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.
Modeling the brand new Surfrider tees, made from recycled plastic bottles.
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.”
Come on out! All volunteers are NEEDED! We have 10+ blocks of beach to cover, so bring your friends…but leave your hungover friends at home. If you would like to be a volunteer coordinator (come a little early and learn first hand how to properly build a dune and help guide other volunteers) email Volunteercoordinator@nyc.surfrider.org, otherwise come ready to do some beachside manual labor. We’ll be setting old xmas trees in place to create a base for the dunes to build naturally. The Barefoot Wine afterparty will be fun too…and the after after party. Expect to have a long and fun day in Rockaway.