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Meet the adrenaline junkies who are crazy enough to surf the Atlantic Ocean in the dead of winter

Tyler Breuer + John Schultz + Franco RinaldiAndreea Waters

Surf culture generally brings to mind sunny days, warm beaches, palm trees, and boardwalks — but a community of surfers in the greater New York City area are turning the surfer stereotype on its head, taking to the waves in the dead of winter.

Photographer Andreea Waters has been documenting East Coast surfers since 2014, and claims that winter surfing in NYC is “no joke.”

“Winter surfing is the core of New York City surf culture,” she told Business Insider.

In her new book, “Surf NYC“, Waters documents a number of surfers and beaches near New York. She even learned to surf in the process.

“It’s my salty high,” she said.

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