"MEET ME IN MONTAUK" Memorial Day Weekend

Photo from The Surf Lodge

Last summer I did not have a chance to explore the surrounding areas New York State has to offer. So this summer I am taking every chance I can and doing exactly that. I am off to a great start, taking a girls Memorial day weekend trip to Montauk!

I love these vintage feel surf photographs by Danny Clinch taken in Montauk for the September 2011 issue of Outside Magazine.

“At the tip of Long Island, ten miles past the last of the overhyped Hamptons, the small town of Montauk offers rugged coastline, wide-open beaches, and arguably the best surfing on the East Coast. Seven Montauk surfers give you the lowdown on one of the premier surf towns.” Outside Magazine's September 2011 issue.

Lee Meirowitz, 27, founder of surfboard bag manufacturer Hydrophilic Origins.

Montauk has gotten more crowded of late, but "the fishing soul will always be here," Meirowitz says, "if you know where to find it."

Dustin Franks, 29, singer-songwriter and former competitive surfer. "In September, Montauk really becomes an ideal place to be a surfer."

"When the surf is really good here, it's insane," says Corey Senese, founder of surf-instruction company CoreysWave. "World-class."

John Termini, 28, works in real estate in New York City and has been surfing Montauk since he was 12.

Termini with longboarder Kristen Brady, 22, an instructor at CoreysWave.

Rob McKinley, co-owner of Montauk's Surf Lodge and Ruschmeyer's hotel.

Montauk's eclectic lineup includes everyone from Wall Street weekend warriors to local young guns to celebs (like Jimmy Buffett and Coldplay's Chris Martin).

A few places I want to check out:

The Surf Lodge

183 Edgemere Street, Montauk, NY 11954

Cyril's Fish House

2167 Montauk Hwym Amagansett, NY 11930

Navy Beach

16 Navy Road Montauk, NY 11954


161 2nd House Road, Montauk, NY

Gosman's Dock

500 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954

Shagwong Restaurant

774 Main St, Montauk, NY 11954

Dave's Grill

468 West Lake Drive Montauk, NY 11954


Where are your favourite places in Montauk?

Lei xx