In 2004 Steve and Christian Stathis, a father-son team, opened Boarders Surf Shop.  The two Rockaway Beach natives have family roots dating back nearly 90 years in this town. The family’s love affair with the ocean and surfing started long before entering the surf business.  Back in the 1960s, Steve was an original member of one of the earliest surfing crews in NY, the Rockaway Beach Surf Club (see photos above). This father son duo along with Jimmy Dowd have combined their love of surfing, pride in their hometown and a commitment to providing the best products and service the town has to offer.  Boarders continues to be an essential part of the neighborhood. People continue to come back season after season, year after year.  Word about this shop has spread around the surfing community both locally and abroad as they continue to see more and more visitors worldwide.