Thanks guys for the info, I'll go over the links, and I'll try the contacts.
I'm still waiting (since Aug 19th) for a membership approval to nyckitesurfers yahoo group.
The reports about pollution is quite disturbing.
I think those reports are probably exaggerated. Check the actual data on bacteria count, etc. it might not be any worse than water near the suburbs. In any case, there are lots of places to ride on Long Island and in New Jersey.