When things settled down a bit I talked to Brandon d’leo who runs the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. The organization and efficiency of their operation was/is truly mind-boggling, so I asked what happened first to get this started and he said, “well first, we had to clean the surf club” as he showed me the water line I had until then failed to notice. Realizing this impressive relief center was just a few days before nearly 6 foot deep in muddy, sandy floodwater made what they have accomplished that much more incredible.

When things settled down a bit I talked to Brandon d’leo who runs the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. The organization and efficiency of their operation was/is truly mind-boggling, so I asked what happened first to get this started and he said, “well first, we had to clean the surf club” as he showed me the water line I had until then failed to notice. Realizing this impressive relief center was just a few days before nearly 6 foot deep in muddy, sandy floodwater made what they have accomplished that much more incredible.