The 33-year-old actor makes a surfing detour to the Rockaways before filming The Alienist in Budapest.

Douglas Smith angled his brash yellow board into the wave and rode toward the Far Rockaway shore in Queens, before the crest crumpled into foam and he tumbled into the water.

It was a gray Thursday, with Kennedy Airport-bound jets shrieking overhead and skinny clouds spitting rain. Smith, 33, who plays a modern marine biologist on the second season of Big Little Lies and a 19th-century detective sergeant on The Alienist, was stealing some much-needed surf time before flying back to Budapest, where The