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Though California might boast some of the country’s best waves (and weather), East Coasters have been surfing the Jersey Shore, Long Island, and Far Rockaway for just as long. To keep his fellow metro-area surfers in the loop, Jersey native Michael Sarge—a veteran of surf locales in the Hamptons and on Long Beach Island—opened Nalu NYC in 2002. Taking its name from the Hawaiian word for “motion of the ocean,” the small, fourth-floor space is a whitewashed, beach-y oasis in the midst of the Meatpacking District, stocking surf essentials for beginners and seasoned waveriders alike. Short and longboards by Town & Country lean along the walls of the narrow room, and flip-flops in every shape, color, and size adorn the entryway. Since the East Coast season peaks during the chill of late fall and winter, Sarge carries wetsuits by Rip Curl in addition to colorful men’s and women’s board shorts from Billabong and beach classics like triangle bikinis. And to satisfy cravings between trips to the water—or to pick up some new techniques—Sarge stocks over 200 surfing DVDs, from the sweet Blue Crush to the gnarly Nor’East X.