NYC - The Official Guide

Black Surfers in the Rockaways

by Staff

Continuing the theme of The Black Experience in NYC, NYCgo celebrates unique Black subcultures, communities and affinity groups through this new video series, The Freedom to Be. The series highlights NYC’s endless and often unexpected opportunities for Black communities and affinity groups—acknowledging the five boroughs’ abundance of vibrant ideas, expressions and cultures. A celebration of the diversity within Black culture in NYC, the series underscores the contributions of these communities and groups to NYC’s dynamism.

In this first episode we highlight the Black surf community in the Rockaways, hearing perspectives on the experience from author and former journalist Diane Cardwell, as well as the CEO of the NYC chapter of the Black Surfing Association, Lou Harris.

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