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Surfing in Montauk, New York, USA

Montauk, New York, USA is the farthest East and out into the ocean that you can get on the East Coast.  As a result, this spot gets great waves.  It's a long haul to get here from the NYC airports but it's worth it.  If you have a billionaire friend in the city maybe you can get a ride in their private jet to the Hampton Airport, otherwise enjoy the long drive and by all means avoid holiday and summer weekend traffic.


Break Type:  Beach

Gear: Wetsuit (fall/winter)

Ambience:  The beach is very narrow and not great for hanging out as there isn't much room.  There are no shops or food close by.  You need to drive into town about 10 minutes away.

Main Surf Spot:  Ditch Plains Beach

Link to current conditions: Surfline


Public Parking:  No.  There is a parking lot but you need a local pass.  Find street parking around here and about a 10 minute walk to beach.

Public Showers:  No.

Public Restrooms:  Yes.  Located in parking lot here.

Transportation:  Need a car.

Nearest Airport:  Nearest Airport:  LaGuardia (LGA)

Alternative Surf Spots

Down the beach or up the beach....




La Fondita

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