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Surfing in any major city is hard work but the Big Apple is about as brutal as it gets. In the winter when the waves are pumping temperatures can drop to as low as -25 °C with hurricanes and tornadoes regularly dropping by for fun.

Rockaway Beach in the summertime heat.

Rockaway Beach in the summertime heat.

In the summer the temperatures pick up, but the waves are smaller and the beaches are wall-to-wall jam packed, you’ll need some serious skill to navigate the water-bound obstacles.

All in all New York surfing is considered mad.

The coldest Day at Rockaway Beach

The coldest Day at Rockaway Beach

Thankfully Andreea Waters has been on hand to capture this madness in its purest form, from the highs of a summer surf to the wintry depths of deprivation, a day in the life of the American urban surfer certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted.

Andreea follows dedicated wave hunters to the end of the A-train and beyond and peeks into this passionate way of life through authentic photography and several surfers’ personal journeys.

To find out more or to buy the book head over to www.surfnyc.photo

Surfing NYC is available from Amazon as well as other major retailers

Surfing NYC is available from Amazon as well as other major retailers

 

Swimmers stretching in out at Rockaway  

Swimmers stretching in out at Rockaway

Local Russ Dungan at Rockaway

Local Russ Dungan at Rockaway

Rights with Luke Allen

Surfer at Rockaway Beach

The Rockaway Spikes

The Rockaway Spikes

Hurricane Andrea at Rockaway Beach

Hurricane Andrea at Rockaway Beach

Elements with Paul Schmidt

Elements with Paul Schmidt

The Church at Rockaway Beach  

The Church at Rockaway Beach

Locals Only a cyclist heads for the sea

Locals only – a cyclist heads for the sea

Summered on Jersey Shore 

Summered on Jersey Shore

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park, New Jersey

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Purple Fashion with Thaddeus O’Neil at Lido Beach

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