Breakwater Surf Co.

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 2.44.05 PM

As New York’s premier surf, skateboard, and action sports lifestyle shop, Breakwater Surf Co. is the only place Arverne By The Sea residents need for their extreme sports equipment. As a New Yorker, you probably never thought you’d need to make emergency trips to your local surf shop, but with Arverne By The Sea located directly across from one of only two surf beaches in the city, you’ll be thrilled to have this invaluable resource at such close proximity.

The History

Breakwater Surf Co. was opened in 2012 by owners Nigel Louis, Rudel Felicien, and Gerald Yuska. With more than 50 combined years of expertise in the surfing and skating industries, and more than 25 years surfing Rockaway, these guys are the true local experts. They are also 100% tuned-in to their customers’ needs because here, the mission is to provide products and services that make your active life in The Rockaways fun, memorable, and productive.

 Surf and Skate Gear

 Whether you’ve been surfing and/or skating for years, or are just getting started, the helpful staff at Breakwater Surf Co. will get you up and running in no time. Here, you’ll find surfboards and longboards, as well as accessories like tangle-free leashes, wax, and board socks. When it comes to skate gear, they’ve got decks, complete boards, grips, wheels, bearings, and a whole host of accessories.


 For rental and demo needs, Breakwater Surf Co. has long, short, soft, poly, and epoxy surfboards available – in addition to stand up paddle boards, boogie boards, and beater boards. If the water proves a bit chilly for your liking, there are also wetsuits, booties, and gloves available for rent. All you need is a credit card and a photo ID.

Surfboards can be rented by the hour or by the day, or for special board demos. Body boards and wetsuits are rented per day. Demos of boards sold in-store (a.k.a. try before you buy) are also available on a per-day basis.


 Surfing and stand-up paddle board lessons are available from the world-traveled instructors at Breakwater Surf Co. Using proven teaching and coaching methods, they are able to instruct in many types of surf styles and techniques. Instead of just learning to ‘pop up,’ they’ll actually teach you how to read the waves and improve your surfing. Lessons are for surfers of all ages and abilities.

Only private, one-on-one lessons are offered in blocks of 1.5 or 2 hours. If you are interested in group lessons, inquire directly about signing up with one of their two recommended lesson partners.

The Retail Shop

 Find clothing, footwear and accessories for both men and women. Featured apparel like tops, bottoms, wetsuits, hoodies, shoes and sandals, dresses, jackets, and more come from top surf and skate brands you love to wear. In addition to active and casual clothing, they have wetsuits, swimsuits, waterproof watches and sunglasses – in other words, everything you need for a day of hitting the waves.


 For dings, scratches, and other mishaps, bring your board or other gear into Breakwater for a quote and assessment, and full expert repair services.

Opening Hours and Contact Details

 Breakwater Surf Co. keeps longer hours in the summer season (May 1st to November 1st) than in the winter season (November 1st to May 1st). That being said, if the waves are great before May 1st, they’ll open up ahead of schedule to help you get ready to hit the surf!

 Summer Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 8pm.

Winter Hours: Monday to Friday 12pm to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 8pm.

How to Get There: If you are lucky enough to live at Arverne By The Sea, you can walk, or take the approximately one-minute drive over to the shop. Otherwise, it’s the Far Rockaway A-Train to the Beach 67th stop.

Address: 67-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Arverne

Phone: (347) 619-8376

Head to the Breakwater Surf Co. website for more information, and to check out what’s for sale in the shop. Also available on the website is the Rockaway Beach 90th Street surf cam, and an up-to-the-minute full surf report.


Stop by Breakwater Surf Co. the next time you head to Rockaway Beach, where they’re always happy to see you!