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Surf NYC

Andreea Waters

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New York surfing is mad. Breaks are hard to access, waves are inconsistent, winter (which produces the best waves) is brutal. You might risk almost anything just so you don’t hear those famous words, “You should have been here an hour ago.” Follow dedicated wave hunters to the end of the A-train and beyond and peek into this passionate way of life through authentic photography and several surfers’ personal journeys. Discover what it takes to brave the cold Atlantic Ocean and get a fresh insight on the Big Apple’s hidden surf subculture. An adventurous photographer has developed relationships with local surfers, absorbed scarcely available knowledge about the ocean and climate, and placed herself in these elements without reservation. To respect the locals and their underground culture, there is no mention of where the specific action takes place. Locations may include Rockaway, Montauk, Long Beach, Lido Beach, and Northern New Jersey.

Size: 12″ x 9″ | 64 color photos | 136 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350290 | Binding: hard cover

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Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Andreea Waters discovered Rockaway Beach, NY, where her surf photography began, in May 2012. Andreea’s photographs capture the mood, atmosphere and art of surfing. She puts herself in the elements without reservation. When you least expect it she is on the beach, taking powerful and authentic photographs that represent timeless moments in New York surfing. Andreea’s work is part of a permanent collection at the Museum of the City of New York. Her photography has been showcased at Photoville NYC, South Hampton Arts Center, New York Photo Festival, and Rockaway Artists Alliance and has been published by Eastern Surf Magazine, New York Observer, The Gothamist, Outside Magazine, Adorama, The Inertia, local newspapers, and international surf and fashion blogs.