Rockaway Surfer Crowned New York State Champ
With great 3-4 foot surf on tap for the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA), New York State Championships were held at Rockaway Beach on Saturday, April 27th. There was impressive surfing and some equally impressive results for local surfers were announced.
Mike Koloyan took out the Men’s Longboard Division, despite that he never surfs a longboard.
Likewise, 10 year old Sandon Karinsky continued his dominance of the waves, becoming NY State Champion in the Menehune Division for surfers age12 and under.
This marks his fifth win in a row. With a full season of contests ahead, Sandon can’t wait for the next one in Montauk, Long Island, on Saturday, June 8th.
Organizers stated “We wish him luck to go all the way to the Nationals!”