Surfboards on the subway? A discordant sight no doubt, but it's only a 75-minute ride on the A train from Midtown, or a 57-minute ferry ride from Wall St, to the pier at 108th St to the break for the beach off 90th St in the Rockaways. A tight-knit group of wave worshippers has revitalized this section of the beachfront.

The surf between 87th and 91st Sts is reserved for surfers – no swimming.