[VIDEO] The Rockaways Have an Unexpected Foodie Culture Popularized By Surfers

The Rockaway's are home to some of New York City's only beaches. With full exposure to the Atlantic Ocean waves, the surfing culture there is the strongest in the City. Those surfers work up an appetite when shredding the waves, and have created the need for some pretty great foodie options in the process. Check out this video from our friends at Thrillist to see what's going on out on the beach.

New York City is hardly a remote surfing hamlet, but it is home to one: the Rockaways, a peninsula of beachfront neighborhoods where Atlantic waves meet the shockingly beautiful shores of residential Queens. Out here at the end of the A line, a cohort of year-round surfers live, work, and play. Just like the other 8.5mil people who call NYC home, they like to eat -- and well. In this episode of Food/Groups, we met up with die-hard disciples of this unlikely beach town to talk about how -- and why -- it's become such a culinary hotbed.

via Thrillist

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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