Best Place to Surf (Yeah, on a Surfboard) (2008)

Far Rockaway

On 87th Street near the worn beach houses in FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens, there's a miracle happening at least three times a week: surf in New York City. This ain't your average surf spot or your average collection of surfers. The waves, sometimes upwards of five to six feet during storm season, attract all kinds, from kids ditching public school to older professional types trying to catch a good set before showing up to work late. The designated area for surfers is small, spanning only one city block, but the locals are more than friendly if you have a decent grasp on the customs of wave traffic. Take the A train to Far Rockaway.


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