Despite Irene, world's top surfers hit New York

In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 photo, a man surfs in Long Beach, N.Y. The Long Island city, 50 minutes by train from Manhattan, is getting ready to play host to the Quiksilver Pro New York Surf Competition, starting Sept. 1 and running for two weeks. It's the first time the competition is being held in New York, where organizers are offering a record $1 million purse to competitors, including 10-time champion Kelly Slater, promoted as the Michael Jordan of his sport. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

August 27, 2011 3:00:57 PM PDT
The world's greatest professional surfers are coming to Long Beach. No, not California.