Year-round sunny weather and consistent, predictable waves, such as in California or Hawaii, is commonly thought of as the prime locale for professional surfers. But for those that call New York their home, half of the year is spent paddling out amidst snow, the other half battling summer flat spells. For someone who relies on specific ocean conditions for their career, New York is definitely not the easiest pick.
Splitting his time between Brooklyn and Montauk, pro surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple uses New York to his advantage. It makes sense for him: the mix of city and ocean fuels the creativity behind his dual careers in surfing, which often overlap.