Surfing in Montauk is for the dedicated. Waking at dawn, parking, putting on that wet suit, paddling out, and jockeying for position does not even guarantee waves.
The competition begins. The crowd in the water and on the beach mushrooms, and soon one hundred of your closest friends are in the line-up. Wave selection becomes paramount to catch a few rides during the tide, wind, crowd, daylight, and swell are constantly in flux, so embrace what is out of control and soon patterns for catching rides will emerge. Each wave presents a lesson in wave selection and the com petition can be fierce. Respecting the rules with good intentions and attitude are the foundation of a fun session. Making mistakes means you are learning, so keep a sense of humor and smile. The season is just beginning.