Locals Collective NYC
Locals is a collective space for surfers to share their experience over a quality cup of coffee. Life-long Rockaway residents and owners of Locals Surf School, Mike Reinhardt and Mike Kololyan founded Locals Collective with the aim of creating a place that could further unify the growing number of people who are discovering the Rockaways and it’s rich surf culture. At its core, Locals Collective operates as a modern, yet cozy cafe located right up the street from one on NYC’s best surfing beaches, perfect for grabbing a bite to eat or drink before and after surf sessions. Locals also offers a safe and comfortable place to change, shower, and store surf gear for the metropolitan surfer.
Beyond operations, our spirit is that of learning center for those who want to improve their surfing, a cultural center for surf events, and a home away from home for locals and visitors alike. Join us in our collective mission to better the community through passion for surfing and a shared experience of Rockaway Beach.