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Catching Waves In Long Beach - NY Surf Week Begins July 17th

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All Are Invited to Join the Action on National Blvd. Beach July 17-21.

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Long Beach, NYJuly 15th, 2013 – Sponsored by NYSEA, the fourth annual NY Surf Week will be held on National Blvd. Beach in Long Beach July 17-21. NY Surf Week was started as a memorial surf contest for lost New York surf legend George “Geeza” Geiser. It features surf contests, skateboard contests, family night on the beach, concerts and much more. “NY Surf Week has evolved as a bigger and better event over the past three years,” described co-founder and internationally-recognized big wave surfer Will Skudin. “While Superstorm Sandy wreaked widespread devastation last fall Long Beach is back in business, and NYSEA invites everyone to join us in the celebration,” he stated.

Notably, NY Surf Week teams up with not-for-profit Surf for All to offer activities for adults and children with disabilities. Pro surfers will enable visually impaired and/or blind individuals – as well as children with severe physical and medical disabilities from the Henry Viscardi School – to experience the waves and rides of their lives. “The idea behind these events is to make the joy of surfing available to everyone,” described Skudin. “What once may have seemed impossible is now possible. These outings help to open minds not just to surfing, but to the belief that they can overcome any obstacle.”

See Events Schedule below for a complete list of all the “gnarly” activities for surfers, skateboarders, artists, party animals, music lovers, adults and children. Visit their Facebook Page or www.nysea.com/nysurfweek for more information and to register for NY Surf Week activities. NY Surf Week also is sponsored by Vita Coco Coconut water and WRV Surfboards.

NY SURF WEEK EVENTS SCHEDULE

On National Blvd. Beach unless otherwise noted

Wednesday

July 17

Thursday

July 18

Friday

July 19

Saturday

July 20

(Rain Date: July 21)

Sunday

July 21

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

Register online. 48 surfers only. $3,000 purse.

 

Surf Outing for Camp Abilities

12:30–2:30 pm

Not-for-profit Surf for All surfing for visually impaired and blind children.

 

Art Show

8-11 pm

Allegria Hotel

80 West Broadway, 2nd Floor. Not-for-profit Surf for All benefit.

 

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

Register online. 48 surfers only. $3,000 purse.

 

Surf for All

Henry Viscardi School

1-3 pm

Not-for-profit Surf for All surfing for students with physical and medical disabilities.

 

Family Night

7-10 pm

Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway.

$10 per person

NYSEA Sneak Peek Movie Premiere. Buffet, raffles and games.

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

Register online. 48 surfers only. $3,000 purse.

 

NYSEA’s Summer Party, Movie Premiere

9 pm

21 +, $20 fee. Warehouse 5, Bridgeview Yacht Club, 50 Water-

front Blvd, Island Park

NYSEA Movie Premiere, indoor skateboard jam.

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

Register online. 48 surfers only. $3,000 purse.

 

Kids Surf Contest

9 am start.

Register online only. Boys & girls divisions. 16 and under.

 

Kids Skate Contest

12 pm start.

Register online only. Boys & girls divisions. 17 and under.

 

Concerts

3-11 pm

All ages.

Live music all day during skate jams. Epic line-up, featuring Groundswell, Jahstix & more.

 

Skate Contest

5 pm sign ups, first 40 entrants only. 18 +. 6-7 pm warm up. 7:30 pm start. Cash purse.

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

 

Rain day/

make up for Kids & Adults Skate Contests

 

Memorial Paddle Out

Honoring George “Geeza” Geiser.

4 pm.