Laru Beya Collective Is Breaking Barriers for Black Surfers in NYC

With love, gratitude, and respect for the ocean and community, Laru Beya Collective is helping young Brown and Black surfers reclaim the waves

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Laru Beya Collective Is Breaking Barriers for Black Surfers in NYC

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Photographer

Catherine Mao

Camera

Nikons V, Mamiya 67

Film

Tri-X 400, Portra 400

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