Our new friends Matt and Drew over at Indoek put together their own awesome guide to the Quiksilver Pro NY called Bro In The City. They were cool enough to share their picks for surf and skate spots in Manhattan, Jersey, and Long Island. Read on…
Rockaway 90th St. (Queens)
Only a 45 minute subway ride on the A train from the city.
Lido Beach (Long Island/Long Beach)
Just a little further east of the main event.
Gilgo Beach (Long Island)
Just east of Jones Beach, gilgo is a beautiful little state park with some nice peaks rolling in.
Montauk (East Long Island)
If you’ve got a full day or weekend to kill, arguably some of the best waves in New York are about a 3 hour train ride away to the end of Long Island.
Sandy Hook (New Jersey)
Big SE swell? No car? Grab a 30 minute ferry from Manhattan and hope for NW/W winds.
Fort Tilden Beach (NY)
Rent a bike and escape the city. Just over 30 minutes from Brooklyn and it’s a state park so the beach is nice(ish).
Pier 62 Skate Park (Chelsea, Manhattan)
Skatepark on the westside at the piers.
House of Vans (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
Vans state-of-the-art skate warehouse facility.
You can check out Matt and Drew’s other recommendations, including their awesome shop section, at Bro In The City. Make sure to visit Inodek, a surf-centric blog celebrating an independent flavor of waveriding culture mixed with all things creative and inspiring.