One for experienced surfers only, this is a place that has a natural viewing gallery on top of the cliffs and lets spectators watch the fun. You’ll need to be able to paddle a bit to get out here, but it’s one of the better and more consistent Montauk spots.
This is a pretty cool spot for all surfers, where you’ll find a mixture of old hands who have been here for decades, kids who just like to have fun on the surf and beginners trying it out for the first time. There are usually a number of bodyboarders out too, but there isn’t really any bother and it has a good atmosphere.
This has a name guaranteed to attract you, hasn’t it? I bet you can picture the spot already. It gives very consistent waves though, so the trade off is probably worth it. It’s suitable for all levels of experience, though beginners may find the bigger days a bit too much.
Named for the long walk over hot sand to reach this place, it’s a quiet spot with average waves that will suit all experience levels, especially if they don’t like it crowded. It is one of those areas that people don’t really know about or just can’t make the effort to go to for one reason or another.
This is also known as Demon Break, so it should be obvious that it is for experienced surfers only. For a few days every year it can match any point-break in the world, but mostly it’s just a good spot albeit with difficult conditions.
Just within Shinnecock County Park, this is a very consistent spot that is suitable for surfers of all experience levels and is a fun place to be out. It takes a little bit more time to get to than most places, but if you like wide open areas instead of city settings it’s a good place to be.
Sitting between Malibu Town Park and Jones Inlet, this isn’t a big spot but it gives some waves not really found in many other places around here. It’s suitable for all surfers too, and is a place to take a look at if you are in the Long Beach area.
There aren’t very many big wave spots in New York, but this is one of them. It breaks consistently and has a good atmosphere too, as long as you are obviously capable of handling surfing a big wave. It’s also used by windsurfers who have the ability.
This is the nearest Long Island gets to being like Hawaii, and its big hollow waves attract experienced surfers from all over. When everything else is closed out this still fires, but make sure you are used to paddling.
Another spot near Montauk Point, this is a bit more fickle than the others but can still be fun when it’s on. It is still only suitable for experienced surfers but is less extreme than the lighthouse area itself.
Less demanding than the nearby lighthouse spot, this is nevertheless still a challenge for experienced surfers. It’s not often you get lefts at all round here, let alone the length that this place provides.
One of the most popular spots in the area, everybody with a board seems to head here in summer. Conditions mean it’s suitable for all, beginners included, and it can be fun for those with experience too.
Off to the east of Long Beach, this place needs you to have your own transport to get here but if you can manage it provides some of the biggest waves in the area, although it’s still good for all experience levels. It can be a great place to come when everywhere else is getting crowded.
Life must be pretty simple when you give a single letter name to your roads and still have people know where you mean. Anyway, this is a pretty quiet surf spot and it’s got a mixture of new kids and old hands, and the feel is pretty chilled.
This is really a beginners wave, but the consistency with which it breaks means that it is a popular spot with all experience levels. The inlet is found between Jones Beach State Park and Point Lookout.
The Jones Beach state Park is the setting for this spot, and it’s a very popular place meaning the majority of the area is extremely crowded. However, the west end is for surfing and doesn’t have the same crowds, so anyone of any ability can get out here.
On what used to be part of Fire Island until it was split off by a big storm some years back, this is a good consistent surf spot that is good for everyone in summer but gets big and heavy in the fall, so should only be surfed by experts or those with a stubborn streak.
This is a fickle surfing spot that is good on its day and in a nice location, although you’ll have to be good to hold your own against the hazards and the possessive locals. Knowing someone here definitely helps make it a better day.