The Hamptons might not be well-known for surfing but the East side has a reputed surf culture, especially in the Montauk area. Apart from the locals, visitors from across the world come to surf on these shorelines. Most of the coastlines are a beach break, besides a few pockets of hidden shoreline reefs that lie closer to the shore. To experience Hampton’s surf culture in the best possible way, here are a few of our top picks.
- Dune Road: Dune road is a quiet place and it is considerably a good spot for surfing without having to worry about being troubled by a ton of other surfers.
- Ponquogue Beach: It is an ocean beach alongside the dune road. It is a very popular spot for surfing and gets decent waves.
- Shinnecock Inlet: It is located between Dune Road and Meadow Lan, this area is a local favorite and has tons of restaurants as well.
- Cryder Beach: Being close to Southampton village and holding a few free parking spots, this ocean beach is popular with visitors.
- Ditch Plains Beach: Ditch Plains is the favorite surf spot in the Hamptons, and for good reason. It’s a beautiful beach and holds some of the sharper waves across beaches in Hamptons.
- Camp Hero State Park: Camp Hero’s ocean beaches are located at the bottom of a cliff, it is a little dangerous to go down with surfboards, hence why it is a lot less crowded than others.
- Turtle Cove: The swells at Turtle Cove offer ideal surfing conditions, especially before or after a storm.