Rockaway surf club

Lidiya Kan


When surfing, we ride physically that constantly changing moment between past and future. The future is the goal, the past is where you find the power to get there, and the present is the only thing you’re in control of. That water—the most basic element—is at the center of surfing further confirms its spiritual core.

Surely there are rules, terminology and even etiquette, but surfing is very intuitive. It is a series of rhythms that resembles a dance: countless cycles of paddling out, waiting for a good set, catching a wave and finally riding it—the brief moment you've been moving toward the whole time. 

01_LidiyaKan_RKWA_73.jpg
02_LidiyaKan_RKWA_91.jpg
03_LidiyaKan_RKWA_39_4.jpg
04_LidiyaKan_RKWA_22_2.jpg
05_LidiyaKan_RKWA_67.jpg
06_LidiyaKan_RKWA_51_2.jpg
07_LidiyaKan_RKWA_19_3.jpg
08_LidiyaKan_RKWA_25.jpg
09_LidiyaKan_RKWA_74_cropped.jpg
10_LidiyaKan_RKWA_47_2.jpg
11_LidiyaKan_RKWA_96_2.jpg
12_LidiyaKan_RKWA_43_41_40.jpg
13_LidiyaKan_RKWA_88.jpg
14_LidiyaKan_RKWA_59.jpg
15_LidiyaKan_RKWA_6_4.jpg

Lidiya Kan (@lidiyakan) is a documentary photographer and a filmmaker based in New York. She currently teaches photography at LaGuardia Community College.