Long Beach becomes the mecca for NY surfers celebrating surfing and surf culture
Surf’s up, New York! NY Surf Week starts July 11, in Long Beach, New York and promises to bring a week of fun in the sun and sand to the city by the sea. Surf Week, sponsored by NYSEA, runs through Sunday, July 15, and each day features unique events that celebrate surfing and surf culture.
The surf competition runs the entire week, depending on weather and waves, and registration for the competition can be found online at nysea.com.
Founder of New York Surf Week and professional big wave surfer Will Skudin announced recently that the 9th annual festivities will be the biggest and best yet.
The annual paddle out—which honors the memory of Long Beach Surfer George “Geeza” Geiser—has always helped shine a spotlight on New York’s emerging surf scene, and this year, the eagerly anticipated movie premiere of Kissed By God at the Long Beach Cinema is an exciting night scheduled in the events for the week!
“Attendees will enjoy an expanded itinerary of surf and skate contests, new Hurley Surf Club activities, nonprofit surf outings, film premiers, kids activities, raffles and games, a boardwalk vending village and two NYSEA summer parties for people of all ages,” Will Skudin said.
Schedule of Events:
Boardwalk Vending Village will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at National Blvd Beach, Long Beach NY 11561
Wednesday, July 11
2 p.m.—1 National Blvd Beach Long Beach, NY 11561
Adaptive All-Stars Competition for athletes with special needs, hosted by Surf For All, a Long Beach based charity dedicated to helping people get in touch with the ocean, uses surf boards to maximize individual potential. Surf For All believes the ocean is a source of healing and spiritual strength that should be accessible to all.
Thursday, July 13
7 a.m.—NYSEA Open and Lady Liberty Classic
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.—Surf Outing for the School of Henry Viscardi
7 p.m.—Movie Night at Long Beach Cinema 4—Premiere of surf film Andy Irons: Kissed by God
Parental guidance encouraged for the film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons.
Friday, July 13
9 p.m.—15 Railroad Pl., Island Park, NY 11558
Party at Pop’s Seafood Shack and Grill for adults 21 and older. This affair will feature a mini-ramp throwdown, DJs, giveaways, live music, cash prizes and more.
9 p.m.—Unsound Surf / Skell productions presents the film Off the Couch
Saturday, July 14
8 a.m.—NYSEA Surf Open Contest for pros and amateurs
More than $8,000 in cash and prizes. Local and international athletes.
2 p.m.—Paddle Out in memory of Geeza—National Blvd Beach, Long Beach
Sunday, July 15
9 a.m.—Kid’s Surf Contest for boys and girls at National Blvd Beach
3 to 9 p.m.—Skate contests for kids and pros at the Long Beach Rec Center—98 W Pine St, Long Beach, NY 11561
For full schedule and additional information, visit nysurfweek.com.