Nice piece of new popped up from the NY Times today; It’s now legal to surf Rockaway beach when there’s no lifeguard. We have a couple friends who love this place — so this is great news for them and all the locals.
“Sand, Surf, and Permission to Brave It
By COREY KILGANNON
Published: April 4, 2005
Most surfers try to avoid sharks, jellyfish and wipeouts, but Rockaway surfers have long had to worry about another hazard – summonses.
Because state regulations have heavily restricted surfing at Rockaway Beach, wave riders trying to perfect their cutback, bottom-turn and nose-riding have also had to learn the fine art of stealth surfing and dodging periodic ticket blitzes.” …
“It’s been a real saga for Rockaway surfers,” she said. “They’ve never gotten the recognition they deserve, and neither has this great New York City surfing beach; the surfers know it, but most people don’t. Having an official beach finally gives recognition to something that’s been going on for decades.” — NY Times article