Surfing is such a spectacular event when you really analyze it from as much of an objective point of view as you can. After seeing some of these waves ridden in Nazare, Portugal recently, almost maxing out around 80-100 feet, I am still in awe of not only how surfers ride this stuff, but the very fact this is water, water being pushed up in to the size of mountains. What comes with the physical expertise to ride those waves, and smaller ones, is the technological advances and innovations where surfers keep pushing the limits of the equipment. Two latest announcements this week really push some of these boundaries.

The following reviews and updates come form various sources online.  From shop-eat-surf.com:

 

Channel Islands New Board

The Rockaway Beach Surfer’s Association along with sponsors Locals Surf School will have two surf contests this Saturday. One will be the Rockaway Beach Junior Championships for kids 16 and Under, the other will be the annual Halloween Surf Spooktacular contest which will have both adult and kids divisions. Costumes for the latter contest are strongly encouraged with prizes going to the best costume, best ride and best wipeout. Contest starts 9 a.m. and will be at the main jetty at Beach 90th

We said it before and we’ll say it again – this time of year is the best for surfing in Rockaway!

 

 

We are going into an interesting phase in early September as the hurricane belt in the Atlantic is really heating up some storms.

While most surfers are praying for hurricane development to bring us waves, sometimes you might want to be wary of what you wish for. The Atlantic has been unusually quiet so far this year despite some weird early activity outside the normal hurricane period, but now it looks like it’s been downing some steroids over the last few weeks.

The latest models show some

It’s with great delight to mention that we will be running the junior comp on October 29 starting at 9am. Officially known now as Locals Surf School presents the RBSA 2016 New York City Junior Championship. There will be the following divisions, 10&U, 12&U,14&U and 16&U with your age as of the event. With it being Halloween weekend, the boys from Locals have stepped it up a notch and we will be throwing down another surf contest during the day called Locals Surf Spooktacular

Hands down the best month of surfing out of the entire year. Thank god we have great photographers to capture some of the best moments.

 

I’ve been digging around for information on the upcoming topic of bodysurfing and I haven’t found what I would have expected, that there has been a bodysurfing contest in the Rockaways. And I came up with nil. In fact I reached out to Tom Dugan of Eastern Surfing Magazine and as far as he is concerned, he cannot recollect any bodysurfing contest on the East Coast since……forever!

So it’s with tremendous pride and delight that I announce that The Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Underground and Rockaway

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