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  1. #11
    i took the L to the A to the S a few times this fall, hoping to go a little more often once snowboarding dies down this spring.

  2. #12
    SubwaySurfer Guest

    LIRR vs. A Train

    Rockaway is a decent surf spot, but there are some hazards, including the local neighborhood. I go to High School in Manhattan so I've found it faster to hop the LIRR to Long Beach. Safer spot, better waves and quicker from Manhattan. Hope that helps.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
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    RI
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    I surfed in Brooklyn the other day!


  4. #14
    fijiarican Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by SubwaySurfer View Post
    Rockaway is a decent surf spot, but there are some hazards, including the local neighborhood. I go to High School in Manhattan so I've found it faster to hop the LIRR to Long Beach. Safer spot, better waves and quicker from Manhattan. Hope that helps.
    RBNY isn't that bad... I live here (B81st)... If youre talking about the Hammels (the projects) they rarely bother anyone, they're use to surfers.

    I like being able to walk out my door and walking to the boardwalk, across the sand and paddling right out...

  5. #15
    I've never had a problem there except with the cops. They gave me a ticket around 90th by the projects. There is NOT a street sweeping sign posted on the whole block, so I fought it in court, the law says they only need one sign every mile or so. Screwed out of $45. by the man!

  6. #16

    New To NYC

    I have been going to manhattan for years so I know that part of the city but I will be moving there next month. I will be living downtown. How sketchy are the neighborhoods around rockaway and what do you do with all of your stuff? Board bag, clothes, etc? Any stealing issues? Please get me dialed in.

    Cheers

  7. #17
    the beach side of town doesn't seem bad, every time that i've gone i just left my stuff on the beach, most people do that. no idea if things get stolen, i'm sure its happened

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
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    Rockaway Beach, NY / VA Beach, VA
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    Quote Originally Posted by fijiarican View Post
    RBNY isn't that bad... I live here (B81st)... If youre talking about the Hammels (the projects) they rarely bother anyone, they're use to surfers.

    I like being able to walk out my door and walking to the boardwalk, across the sand and paddling right out...
    Bingo.

    I grew up in Rockaway Beach, and I never had a problem. Head west (uptown) if you want few issues. Head beyond where the boardwalk ends (126th Street) and walk the sand to peaceful beaches, and decent locals.

    Downtown..... you are at your own risk.

    - Vic

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalMystic View Post
    I have been going to manhattan for years so I know that part of the city but I will be moving there next month. I will be living downtown. How sketchy are the neighborhoods around rockaway and what do you do with all of your stuff? Board bag, clothes, etc? Any stealing issues? Please get me dialed in.

    Cheers
    Don't be an idiot and bring your cell phone and valuables to Rock and leave them unattended on the beach. You don't do that anywhere in NYC. I keep my Metrocard, money and keys on me in the water. I bought a waterproof container that I can keep under my wettie or in my pocket during the summer.

    I got my backpack stolen off the beach last Christmas. All it had were my street clothes, so the next day, I bought a new bag and clothes from Salvation Army for about $20. It gets super crowded in the summer, and thefts are rampant then. If you don't have a place to lock up your stuff, expect to get robbed. Just use your head and keep your losses minimal.

  10. #20
    I'm in Brooklyn and take the Franklin C and get on the A @ Utica. If the shuttle is cooperating, Rockaway is a little under an hour. If I've got more time I'll look to other less crowded spots, but you can't beat Its convenience factor. Also super chill, despite the MASSIVE crowds. Never had any issues.