This Cool NYC Hotel Is Offering Winter Surf Lessons on Rockaway Beach

The chillest hotel surfing school in the game.
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Surf's up at The Rockaway Hotel in Queens, New York—which is now offering surfing lessons to wetsuit-clad guests who want to learn to catch some wintry waves in the Atlantic Ocean. While the newly-opened luxury hotel is most popular in the summer months, when Rockaway Beach becomes a hot spot for New Yorkers fleeing the Big Apple for a day of sun and sand, the hotel aims to be a legit year-round attraction. 

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To that end, the chic getaway—the lobby of which is adorned with photos of a Ramones album cover and a Patti Smith book paired with stylish Balinese-inspired furniture and decor—has partnered with Locals Surf School for a year-round "Surf and Stay" promotion that takes full advantage of the hotel's close proximity to Rockaway Beach, the only designated surfing beach within New York City limits.

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As Rockaway Beach's tasty waves are perhaps its biggest winter draw, instructors supply surfing-curious guests with warm hooded wetsuits fitted with insulated boots and gloves to protect against the chilly ocean waters. 

The Rockaway Hotel's private, hands-on winter surf lessons are open to guests of all skill levels in groups of up to four people. The unique Surf and Stay promotion features a 35% hotel discount, and is best followed up with a session at the property's toasty infrared sauna or a hot cocktail at the hotel bar.

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