Best Beach for Bodysurfing (2008)

Jacob Riis Park

If you happen to be one of those people who take to the ocean with the distinct goal of catching waves, New York can be a tough place. The beach at Jacob Riis Park is prone to minuscule waves, Jones Beach is too damn far, and Coney Island is just . . . disgusting. Thankfully, the Rockaways sport a number of beaches where the slope of the sand is just right and the wave dynamic is smooth and consistent. If you pick a good prestorm day when the tide's right, you can ride waves to your heart's content.


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