Surfing NYC

It’s time to grab a longboard and hit the LIE! But surf culture is alive and swell in Manhattan, too. This month Saturdays Surf NYC opens a West Village location (17 Perry St.), offering Bing surfboards, the retailer’s men’s collection, photo books and an espresso bar. For the artier wave-rider, there’s Wax, a Brooklyn-based magazine debuting this month. “At our local breaks, we meet artists, architects and writers,” explains Wax co-founder and designer David Yun. “We wanted to create a publication that tells their stories and opens up a dialogue among urban surfers.” Found at surf shops and bookstores, the premiere edition features profiles on surf innovators alongside art by Danny Gordon and photographs by Ann Woo.


Montauk’s Chandelier Surf Shack (Old West Lake Dr.) is a vintage-inspired getaway designed by the Soho ad agency Chandelier Creative. While it’s only open to Chandelier staffers and their guests, this surf lodge—complete with fire pit, teepees and boards—may inspire you to befriend an ad man this summer.


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