Summer is winding down. If you want to catch the last warm-weather waves, you've got to paddle out early. Here's some morning session photos shot last week (before Irene ravaged the beach) on the same waves the pros will hit starting next week.
Here's some more shots of the Quiksilver Pro build out in Long Beach. Hurricane Irene is forecast to make landfall for this coming weekend. I suppose they should batten down the hatches...
Have you heard? The surfing world is coming to NYC!---er, I mean Long Beach, Long Island! Massive construction is underway on the beach for the soon to blow your mind Quiksilver Pro. Shipping containers(!), tents, stages, ramps, tracks--by the looks of things, they're building a mini-city out there. People are buzzing about it. This is the biggest thing to come to town since the Atlantic Ocean. Bonus: looks like there will be some interesting architecture. Consider this your first look and fair warning! As picked up by Gothamist, Surfspots and Surftweeters.