If you tell anyone, surfer or not, that you live in New York City and you're a surfer, most will look at you like you just told them you're from Mars. The truth is, Long Island and the Jersey Shore have a long surf history. Duke Kahanamoku brought surfing to the area in 1912.
There are surfers living and working in New York City. When I hit the home break at Rockaway, I always meet new and interesting people—artists, photographers, designers, lawyers, and filmmakers.
With all of these creative people running into each other in the lineup, at the surf shop, or during the occasional surf film night, a publication like WAX Magazine is bound to happen. WAX has a kickstarter campaign to help launch the first issue.
A little bit about WAX:
We are two graphic designers and a writer who all surf together. When at our local breaks, we found that many of the people we met were artists, architects, designers, and writers — often leaders in their fields. We wanted to create a publication that tells their stories and opens up a rich dialogue in the urban surf community. While there are many surf magazines out there, nothing deals directly with the unique community of surfers found here in New York City, and in other urban environments.
No matter if your in New York or not help support independent surf culture. This is an idea which time has come. Let's make it happen!