Surfing was at the forefront of the world this weekend for a reason none of us want to encounter … But the really cool takeaway from the event for me was seeing the deep act of friendship and brotherhood that took place as one surfer paddled to help another. The ocean is a powerful beautiful place and creates bonds that last a lifetime and transcend fear. So get out there with your buddies and revel in it. // Photo by the always talented Ming Nomchong
New York City, the city that never sleeps-- home to Wall Street, The Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty— also has some of the best waves on the East Coast. Yep, The Greatest City in the World also packs a punch when it comes to waves. In an almost forgotten corner of New York City lies a beach town that is home to an eclectic group of impressive surfers from all around the world. From local kids whose families have lived there for generations to transplants from Brooklyn who courageously travel by subway with their surfboards, to the pros who are in town for the weekend, Rockaway Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in New York.