You don’t have to head to the West Coast or even leave the 5 boroughs to hang ten. Students at Locals Surf School as young as five know that city-weary urbanites need look no further than Far Rockaway’s 67th street beach. In week-long sessions kids eager to catch a wave, maybe for the very first time, zip up their wetsuits and join experienced lifeguards including Rockaway Beach natives and Locals Surf School founders Michael Kololyan and Michael Reinhardt to take on anything from monster waves to even bigger wipe outs. Kids learn a range of surf skills, surf etiquette, water safety, and gain a newfound respect for the ocean, making for an epic summer experience Johnny Utah could only dream of.