SAS "Scandinavian Airlines System" Features Locals Surf School in their April in-flight magazine.


"Rockaway Beach has been dubbed "the New Hipster Hampton's" by magezines quick to point up the difference up to the stretch of beach on Long Island where Manhattan's gilded elite has its summerhouses. Property Tycoons and entrepreneurs have been just as quick to cash in on Rockaway's growing popularity among young urbanites who want sun, sand, and surf close to the big city. The once neglected beaches of queens are today overflowing with artisanal coffee and taco stands. The new waves of arrivals includes Michael Kololyan and Michael Reinhardt (pictured), who traded in their jobs on Wall Street to open their own surf school.

Words By "Sofia Hedstrom" Photos By "Anna Schori"