Rockaway, Before and After Sandy

A surfer paddles out the day before Sandy The big drop Whalemena, as Sandy begins Buses lined up, ready to evacuate residents Water sluices through the crawlspace in my basement Basement flood tide rising The river that used to be my street The boardwalk on our block, the morning after Sandy Kiva and friends survey our block Rockaway Beach Boulevard One block over from my house, a clue that we wouldn’t have power for awhile The end of my block after the storm Friends surveying the remains of the skate park and walkways along Shore Front Parkway The boardwalk as Stonehenge The beach entrance turned ruined ziggurat Bounty for the shore birds Bounty for the shorebirds Where Whalemena once welcomed visitors to Rockaway Beach Cheeky graffiti in Rockaway Beach A beachfront house in Belle Harbor A Belle Harbor institution, only recently revived Clean-up begins My neighbor Buddy (in black shirt) piles rubble outside his house A temporary charging station on my block Kiva serves beef stew in front of the community garden Supplies on Tim and Kiva’s porch An optimistic edit along Shore Front Parkway With Bob, under the boardwalk

Life at the Beach

Costa Rica surf camp At Surf Simply camp in Nosara, Costa Rica Surf camp Shredding a tiny wave at Surf Simply camp in Nosara, Costa Rica My new house My house in Rockaway Beach Rockaway bungalow back view The back of the Rockaway bungalow With Davina at the surf club Awaiting food orders with Davina at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club Rockaway surfing A morning session in Rockaway, wearing one of Kiva’s Grinder Girl bikinis (Photo by Josh Gosfield) With friends at the community garden Spring work day in the community garden At crashboat in Puerto Rico Afternoon at Crashboat beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico In Puerto Rico At the ruins of the old Borinquen Point Lighthouse in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico In Rockaway talking vintage board and fin with Colin With Colin in Rockaway, giving the vintage Hansen 50/50 I picked up in California the once-over With Todd and my neighbors on Rockaway boardwalk On the Rockaway boardwalk with Todd and my neighbors Dan, Mary Ann and Susan Montauk At a lesson with Corey’s Wave Professional Surf Instruction in Montauk At surf club with Todd With Todd at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club In Rockaway An afternoon session in Rockaway