In Pictures: The Rockaways and Coney Island
If you’ve lived in New York in recent years, you may have noticed a growing athletic trend: surfing. From the coast of New Jersey to Long Island’s tip at Montauk, New Yorkers have found themselves drawn to our lilting tide. Waves vary in size and accessing the perfect swell is something of an art-form - but there’s something about our beaches that have inspired a burgeoning surf community. You could catch them on subway, toting their unwieldy boards on the A-train; other times you can spot them ambling through the neighborhood, balancing their gear on their bicycle handlebars. New York’s surf community is a well-rounded one, spanning from stock traders to members of the New York City Fire Department.
ABOUT ZAK BUSH: Nearly five years ago Zak’s photographic career began with a broken wrist. Still wanting to participate in surfing and searching for waves with his friends, Zak found himself behind a borrowed SLR. During those four months out of water he found a new passion: photography. Over the course of the next few years Zak became one of the key contributor to SBC surf magazine, who called Bush one of our favourite contributors. The newly New York based photographer is among the best at capturing the soul at the heart of surfing. Now working at Saturdays NYC in creative Zak continues to pursue his photography in- and outside of the water.
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Help the Rockaways:
Rockaway Help Local collective organizing resources and support to assist recovery post-Hurricane Sandy.
Waves for Water Hurricane Relief Initiative addressing survival needs based upon extensive disaster relief experience
Rockaway Relief Facebook Community organizing donation and support efforts
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Operations throughout the East Coast