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.
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.
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