• NY Surf Week 16′ Full Recap (video / story)

    Wednesday July 13th kicked off the seventh annual New York Surf Week in Long Beach, NY and was everything spectators and contributors hoped for. When “New York” is mentioned in a conversation, high rise buildings, infinite yellow cabs, Broadway plays, and the five boroughs are some things that might automatically come to mind. However, there […]

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  • Jack Richards & Summer Ejnes Take NYSEA Grom Division

    Saturday July 16, 2016 hosted the New York Surf Week Grom Competition on National Boulevard in Long Beach, NY, where Jack Richards in the boys and Summer Ejnes in the girls division took this years first place trophies home. Jack and Summer are both local Long Beach kids who have been progressing quickly and becoming […]

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  • Leif Engstrom wins his 4th NYSEA Open

    Leif Engstrom of Montauk took down his fourth NYSEA Open title this year in sloppy small conditions in Long Beach, NY and snagged himself another big payday of $1,500. Leif has always been a standout in this event and this year was no different. With New York Surf Week in full effect, Leif narrowly hung […]

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  • Will Skudin Top Five Big Wave Surfers in World

    There are surfers out there with raw talent. We see kids ripping at such a young age it just seems to come natural to them. That talent stays with them and through the years they excel through the rankings. There are also surfers who keep working at it; plugging away and doing everything they can […]

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  • Balaram Stack & Teahupoo

    “This kid is everywhere,” an instagram comment reads.  That comment is referring to New York’s Balaram Stack, and they are right, he does seem to be everywhere as of late.  You can bet that if you see a big swell story popping up all over your news feeds, Balaram probably has a shot or two in […]

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  • “Shorebreak” Premieres in Long Beach, NY

    Tuesday June 21, 2016, world renowned photographer Clark Little and videographer Peter King came to New York to premiere their new film “Shorebreak,” at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, NY. The film chronicles the life of Clark Little. A humbled, yet energetic Hawaiian, who over the past decade taken ocean photography to another level. […]

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  • Will Skudin to Compete in Puerto Escondido

    Will Skudin (pictured below) will be competing in the first-ever World Surf League Puerto Escondido Challenge on Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, 2016. This event kicks off this season of the Big Wave Tour. Click here to tune in to the event live tomorrow morning in heat 2. Will Skudin, 31, a Long […]

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  • Movie Review: Jobless by Natty Graham, Brian Adamkiewicz, and Thor Larson

    It’s the middle of February and you’re outside again digging out your snowed in car. The cold, dark winter in the Northeast is something New Yorkers have learned to cope with but let’s be honest, it isn’t any fun. At some point during the day you see a picture of a warm beach with crystal […]

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  • Movie Review: Fire and Water by Thomas Brookins

    A fire truck and ambulance scream passed you on the street. You watch and wonder where they are going, imagine dire situations and hope for the best. The brave men inside those trucks are prepared for anything on their way to that call. When we see them on the street, there is no doubt an […]

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  • Humpbacks Graze NY Shores

    The waters of New York hold some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline out there, making it a frequent spot for photographers. Some of the most breathtaking photographs you’ve seen of places like The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan are often captured from a boat or on the water. However, just […]

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  • ESPN Top 10 & Daily News / Surfing Samurai

    The Surfing Samurai makes ESPN Top 10 & The Daily News. Filmmaker Brian Adamkiewicz from A2Z films teamed up with Dylan Hronec aka The Surfing Samurai to produce and edit a heart felt video piece. Check out the Link HERE for the Daily News Video. ESPN Clip Below. We got a a quick call with Brian to […]

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  • Hokule’a Sails New York

    On Saturday June 4, 2016 a group of young, humbled Hawaiian men sailed into the New York City harbor at Battery Park on a historic vessel. The historic ship is called the Hokule’a. Stretching sixty-one and a half feet long, the Hokule’a was first assembled in the French Polynesian island Tahiti in 1975. The ships […]

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  • Happy Memorial Day

    Ah Memorial Day Weekend.  About the time when those hibernating slowly start to emerge from their winter slumber.  Although the start of summer doesn’t officially come until the end of June, you can start to smell it in the air somewhere mixed in with the smoldering barbecue coals.  It’s not nearly warm enough, but people […]

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  • Cold Water Kids : George Nickoll

    Full Name: George Nickoll Nickname: Jorge Age: 15 Board size: 5,9 Hometown: Manhattan Local spot: Beach 60th St How many years surfing: 5 Around how many days of surfing this winter: Quite a few, el niño was really epic Wetsuits or board-shorts: Boardies, no question Surf website: Surfline Favorite Wetsuit: Xcel Drylock Winter get away […]

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  • Balaram Stack / Surfing Mag / Video

    Factory Part: Balaram Stack By SURFING Magazine Balaram Stack arrived in Western Australia with a Yankees hat and a Coachella hangover. He left Western Australia with a few new “friends,” a few less surfboards and a couple of sore ribs. Here’s what happened in between. Watch Full Edit HERE Read more at http://www.surfingmagazine.com/video/factory-part-balaram-stack/#bzXJ7KedIkHjkp2s.99

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  • Cold Water Kids : Robert Fox

    Full Name: Robert Fox Nickname: Robbo Age: 16 Board size: 5 10″ Hometown:  Babylon Local spot : Demo How many years surfing: 8 years Around how many days of surfing this winter: 35 days Wetsuits or board-shorts: Board-shorts Surf website: swellinfo Wetsuit: rip curl flash bomb Winter get away spot: Puerto Rico Shore-break or point-break: Point […]

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  • Cold Water Kids : Miller Brennan

    Full Name: Miller Brennan Nickname: Millhouse Age: 11 Board size:  4’10” & 5’3″ Hometown: East Quogue Local spot : the Bowl How many years surfing:  3.5 years Around how many days of surfing this winter: 30 Wetsuits or board-shorts: Wetsuits Surf website: WSL Shore-break or point-break : Point Break Best part of cold water surfing: cold barrels Worst part of cold water surfing: smelly booties Who takes you […]

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  • Cold Water Kids / NYSEA

    Cold Water Kids The following is based on a true story It’s 5:30 a.m. and a man is staring out the window as a blizzard blankets New York in heavy drifts of white snow. Somewhere in the background he hears a televised weather report… “It’s twenty degrees outside, but with the wind chill it’ll feel […]

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  • Cold Water Kids : Jared Bono

    Full Name: Jared Bono Nickname: J-rod Age: 16 Board size: 6″0 Hometown: Montauk, NY Local spot: Ditch Plains How many years surfing: 7 Around how many days of surfing this winter: Most of the winter except Middle of December- middle of January due to  a lower back injury. Wetsuits or board-shorts: Wetsuits Surf website: Nysea/ […]

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  • Cold Water Kids : Jack Richards

    Name:Jack Richards Age: 14 Board size: 5.4 Hometown: Long Beach, NY Local spot: Washington Blvd. How many years surfing: 5 years Around how many days of surfing this winter: 40 days Wetsuits or board-shorts: wetsuit   Surf website: Stabmag Favorite wetsuit: Hurley 2mil  Winter get away spot: Rincon, PR Shore-break or point-break: Shorebreak Best part of cold water surfing: There are no kooks out Worst part of cold […]

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  • Cold Water Kids : Chas Weimar

    Full Name: Charles Weimar III Nickname: Chas Age: 10  Board size: 4’6 Hometown: Montauk Local spot: Ditch Plains How many years surfing: 6 Around how many days of surfing this winter: a lot, lost track Wetsuits or board-shorts: wetsuits Surf website: Surfline Favorite wetsuit: Billabong Winter get away spot: Hawaii Shore-break or point-break: both Best […]

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  • Cold Water Kids : CJ Mangio

    Full Name: Craig Joseph Mangio Nickname: CJ Age: 10 Board size: 4’6 Hometown: N. Massapequa Local spot : H spot How many years surfing: 6 Around how many days of surfing this winter: 30plus . Lots of waves Wetsuits or board-shorts: Board shorts Round-toe or split-toe: Round Toe Surf website: Surfline Favorite Wetsuit:  )(   Hurley […]

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  • Cold Water Kids : CHASE LEIDER

    Full Name: Chase Severan Lieder Nickname: Cheech Age: 10 years old Board: 4’2″ Roberts Tormentor, 4’7″ WRV yinger Hometown: Montauk, NY Local Spot: Sunset Surf Shack Years Surfing: 6 years Around how many days of surfing this winter: 20-30 days Boardshorts or wetsuit: Wetsuit Favorite Wetsuit: Ripcurl 3/2 Fkashbomb Winter get away: Sanbartolo, Peru (mom’s Peruvian) Shore […]

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  • Cold Water Kids : Drew Caracciolo

    Full Name: Drew Caracciolo Nickname: none Age: 14 Board size: 5,4 Hometown: Island Park, NY Local spot: Long Beach, NY How many years surfing: 3 Around how many days of surfing this winter: 30 Wetsuits or board-shorts: board-shorts Surf website: Nysea.com Favorite wetsuit: Xcel Winter get away spot: Rincon, Puerto Rico Shore-break or point-break: Point break […]

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