4th Annual Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Contest Set for Saturday


This Saturday, September 7 is the 4th Annual Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Contest, and up to 72 bodysurfers will be gathering to not just claim the biggest wave, but bragging rights of winning this year’s gnarly event, hosted by Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Underground (RBBU).

The bodysurfing event will be at "The Box" on Beach 84th Street's east jetty. Though registration is closed, spectators are welcome to come out and show their support. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. The contest officially kicks off at 10 a.m.

According to a RBBU post on Instagram: “We have secured all necessary NYC Parks and NYPD permits for the event, so to cover the added costs, it was necessary to raise this year's entry fee to $35.” All registered participants get a contest t-shirt and a bodacious time competing with fellow bodysurfers.

Co-supporters of the event include Noah and Patagonia. After the contest, the after-party and awards ceremony will be held at Rippers, Beach 86th Boardwalk Concession. This will not be one to miss as surf-riding band, Supertones, will be on the entertainment lineup treating the crowd to their last jam of the season.

For further information, check out RBBU on Instagram.