New York City

New Surfing Beach in NYC

Victory | July 06 2007

Beach Access

The New York City Chapter convinced the NY City Parks Department to open an additional surfing-only beach in Rockaway at 67th Street. This is the second access victory for the chapter in Rockaway after opening Beach 90th Street as the first ever legal surfing beach in the Rockaways. Officials from the Parks Department, City Government, and State Government were all on hand with chapter volunteers for a press conference to mark the occassion. 

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe agreed to a surfing lesson afterwards. He stripped his shirt - and the guy has literally NEVER been on a surfboard before - but the chapter volunteers gave him good instructions and got him on a few rideable waves!  

Link to a photo album here https://photos.app.goo.gl/sIcAMWq65rM2YfTc2

NY Times story here http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/28/nyregion/28surf.html?em&ex=1185768000&en=97798a6dbce0949b&ei=5087%0A

Beach Access

Our beaches mean so much to us. They are where we live, where we work, and where we come to play. Our beaches are the entryway to our ocean and we believe that beaches should be accessible to everyone. This is why our network of staff experts, volunteers, and members are determined to keep our beaches accessible for all to enjoy.

Learn More

Looking for more information?

Chapter Contact

Jweber@surfrider.org