Surfing New York City: there's much more than the Statue of Liberty

New York City may be the place that never sleeps, the US capital of business and finance and the fashion trendsetter. But there's also a special corner for passionate surfing.

"Shadows of the Same Sun" is the ultimate NYC surfing history documentary of the Rockaway Beach. Thomas Brookins signs an epic film that traces the timeline and pictures of the development of a surf culture, unique and fascinating as the city itself.

The legends, the waves, the stories, the surfboards and the untold myths. The Borough of Queens has a unique surf culture made up of a rich history and an eclectic group of people from all over the world. These surfers are proud and full of the same aloha spirit passed on by generations before them.

This metropolis may not be the first place one thinks of when it comes to riding waves, but New York City has become an iconic destination for many magazines and professional surf explorers.

"Shadows of the Same Sun" is available in the best NY surf shops. Watch the trailer.