Visit Montauk, NY for some crisp surf in the middle of Spring.  The Gurney's Inn is located 104 miles East of JFK airport.  Mostly traveling the Sunrise highway, depending on traffic around West Hampton, drive time is anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours.  We arrived on a Thursday morning with a fading Nor' Easter drifting out to sea.  The surf was extremely clean & on the small side, waist high for short surfers.  The set ups out at the end of the road by Montauk Lighthouse look sick, this place must fire when the right swell is in the water.  We dreamed of surfing Turtles but came to find little knee slappers out there.  We turned back and surfed Ditch, the most consistent spot to catch some waves, but ruled by longboarders.  After the morning ice-cream headaches we used the Roman bath back at the Gurneys, then each night we found ourselves ponied up next to the local fisherman at the bar, drinking the night's away.  Good times!

Know the surf spots before you go...

 

Montauk Downs Golf
Travel Gear
The Gurneys Inn
120x60 Faster Easier Car
 

Ditch plains

Logger heaven

Terrace

Just needs swell

Long Island sunset

Montauk Lighthouse

Gurneys morning sun

out front beach break

Glassy evening

 

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