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Rockaway Youth Program

The next generation of ocean activists is right here in the Rockaways. When kids try surfing the right way, it builds a lifelong passion for the environment.

Learn to Surf

The Rockaway Youth Program runs each year, on Friday afternoons from June to August. It is open to all Rockaway youth, who can show up for free surfing lessons in partnership with Locals Surf School.

Our activities are designed to increase their awareness of plastic pollution, clean water quality and ocean-friendly gardens. The sessions are led by two surf instructors from the Rockaways, Mike Reinhardt and Mike Kololyan, and Surfrider NYC Youth Coordinator, Moe Magali.

Want to Attend?

Please sign up at

Interested in Volunteering?

Please email