About Rockaway

The closest surfing beach to NYC, the crowds are more challenging here than the waves. Average beachbreaks that need a sizable swell to make it in here with big E swells bringing some decent lefts.

Always crowded with surfers who are as aggressive as Yellow Cab drivers. Parking spots can be found a few blocks back from the beach, where rip-offs are common.

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Stormrider Guide for Rockaway
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • E - S E - S
  • North Westerly North Westerly
  • 8 2 Swell Range 2 - 8ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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