ROCKAWAY BEACH — You may soon have even more places to surf in New York City.
Parks Department officials are eyeing two locations in Rockaway to create additional surf-only beaches as interest in the sport has grown in recent years.
Currently, the only legal places to surf in New York City are at Beach 67th through Beach 69th streets in Arverne, and Beach 87th through Beach 92nd streets in Rockaway Beach.
The Parks Department has suggested adding two more locations — Beach 65th to Beach 67th streets and Beach 110th to Beach 112th in Rockaway Park, according to Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski.
"One of the suggestions we’ve heard from the community is that there is interest in expanding the areas available for surfing," she said in a statement.
Both of the locations are swimming beaches, which means that swimming will not longer be allowed if they are converted.
The timetable for the plan was not clear.
They will present the plan to the Community Board for further approval, she said.
The first surfing beach was established in Rockaway at Beach 90th Street in 2005, and another was added in the Beach 60s two years later. They are open year-round from dawn to dusk, according to the Parks Department.