2004-05-28 / Sports

Henrick’s Surf Update: Surf’s Up in Rockaway

By Henrick Karoliszyn

Henrick’s Surf Update: Surf’s Up in Rockaway

By Henrick Karoliszyn

The waves on 90th Street have been consistent, as this third week of May has proved to be one of the best for surfing so far. The rip curl stayed up this weekend, as well as the amount of surfers and people hitting beach to experience the great weather. Although the forecast did hold up for the the days following Saturday and Sunday, the waves remained agreeable for the surfers. "As long as the waves are up, we’re coming," said Sam Romano, a 25-year-old, musician and surfer from Brooklyn,

After a long off-season, surfing has made a slow comeback as surfers were still out with wetsuits, as the water temperature averaged around 59 degrees. 

When asked if the water climate was a problem, Romano replied, "It does not matter," adding, " As long as I can surf, I’m happy." That seemed to be echoed by many, as the waves proved to be advantageous for the surfers to start the season off, "The surfers go where the waves are," said Romano, "They’re here now." 

From May 28 to June 1: Day-to-Day Surfing Forecast: Average Water Temperature: 58 Degrees, Friday, May 28: 1-2 foot, waist to chest high swells, with Southwesterly onshore winds. Sloppy. Saturday, May 29: 1 foot, waist high, with Northwesterly offshore winds. Probably rideable.

Sunday, May 30th: 1 foot, knee to waist high swells, with Southwesterly winds, Probably Longboardable in the afternoon. Monday, May 31st: Flat
Tuesday, June 1st: 1 foot, waist ocean level to chest high with onshore windchop Northerly midday winds, should make the waves rideable.

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