Located in Long Island – West, New York, Rockaway Beach can be a fun beach break. It’s the closest beach to the city and comes with its fair share of crowds. The local New Yorkers are aggressive. Rarely gets good but when it does it can serve up decent lefts in big East Swells. The crowds are more challenging than the waves.
What are the best surf conditions for Rockaway Beach?
Gets good when bigger – overhead to triple overhead. We recommend riding your longboard or standard shortboard Rockaway Beach in Long Island is best suited to beginner to advanced surfers. The surf here is usually has a wave (5/10) but get insanely crowded (10/10). The best winds for Rockaway Beach are Northwest. The best swell direction is from the East, South, and Southeast.