I definitely romanticize the older times but I also have to remind myself: this is an amazing time to be a surfer.

Housing has been taken over by finance.

We did a lot for the little amount of time that we existed.

I was really excited about music, but I hated leaving him.

Home is a safe place; it’s where you can be yourself. It’s where you’re loved.

Some bats return to the cave of their birth year after year after year until they die.


Dmitry Melamed

"The Ranger"


Jacqui Devaney

"The Ranger"

Art director

Jasmine C. Lee

"Surfin’ NYC"


Madeline Welsh

"Surfin’ NYC"

Web producer

Eric French

"NYC Home Shuffle"

Lead developer

Clàudia Prat

"NYC Home Shuffle"

Intro video / Web producer

Travis Mannon

"East, West, Home’s Best"


Kat Thornton

"The Critical Years"

Web producer

Kasia Pilat

"East, West, Home’s Best"

Social media

Jesse Coburn

"Bat Cave, New Jersey"

Josh Davis


Sisi Wei

Technical advisor

Copyright 2015 NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute

Additional credits: Nick Abrams, Luis Prado, Derek Williams Green, Lucas Fleischer, Matthew Davis, Jared

Additional music: Moby Music