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    New York Surfing as a grad school student next year

    Hey guys,

    Theres a possibility of me ending up in New York as a grad school student next year. How far of a commute is it from inner-Manhattan to a beach on Long Island? What do you think of me bringing my board onto the subway and such? How are the waves up there compared to Jersey?

    I really want to have surfing as an outlet next year and hope I can finagle a way to surf even being away from Jersey.

    -Bruce

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    Join Date
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    Use this thread for NY vs NJ-> http://www.swellinfo.com/forum/showt...21425-NJ-vs-NY

    Being located in Manhattan you are well centered to make the commute east to the island or south to the shore depending on conditions. I think bringing your board on the train will provoke people take photos of you and instagram the pics.. but you can still do it, use a board bag though.

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    Take the A train to Rockaway

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    Closest is rockaway beach. but its not best. due to conditions and crowds. but if you're a winter warrior you should be able to find plenty of space. finding the swells seems to be a bit of a challenge lately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    Closest is rockaway beach. but its not best. due to conditions and crowds. but if you're a winter warrior you should be able to find plenty of space. finding the swells seems to be a bit of a challenge lately!
    Not for my spot.

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    Could also take LIRR out further east to Lincoln or Jones but the further east you go the more youre going to want a car

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    beware of those who are only into it for the "scene"...sounds like the majority of nyc surfers are hopeless hipster wannabes.

    http://stabmag.com/the-city-surfer-risen/

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfsolo View Post
    Not for my spot.
    can't help you on the crowds dude.... its how it is now.

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    So how far is Rockaway Beach from when you get off the train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdub17 View Post
    So how far is Rockaway Beach from when you get off the train?
    probably take a few minutes to walk from the train to the beach... plus or minus depending on which spot you want to go to. google a map of the area.