Sandblasters let's examine the east coast compared to the rest of the world........
West coast of North America is better. Asia is better. The South Pacific is better. Western Europe is better. South America is better. Central America is better. Africa is better. Australia/New ZZZealand is better. Shucks, even places in the Mediterranean Sea have better set-ups.
Happy to say we can look down on The Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Ha Ha suckers.......
Now don't get discouraged young and/or novices because the east coast will provide for you for a long time......but then one day will come when you want some friggin quality.
So this is why Montauk, NY is a shinning star, for it is the greatest place on the east coast and possibly the world. Let us pay homage and reverence to this unique place by limiting its exposure to guys from Manhattan and the dreaded Brooklyn hipsters. Man, I saw some dude with tight grey jeans, skin tight, and he had the leg folded up to his upper shin. Tight stripped t-shirt and a goatee. I guess he forgot his wool beenie. Man, what is this world coming to? It makes me miss the surburban gangster craze with the bagginess, man, the bagginess. At least those dudes looked cool. Tough, like Ponyboy Mustang "tuff."
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Aug 12, 2013, 02:31 PM #12Member
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- Jun 2013
- Long Island
First off ... MTK is awesome. I'm in the middle of the island and the further east you go ... the bigger the swell. More exposure. There is a bit of that attitude out there but hey .... it NY !!! Completely understandable ... most locals are hardworking regular folk (fisherman, Store owners, contractors...etc). What's happend over the last 1-2 decades is you got the invasion of Hollywood and Wall St. The Hamptons are ridicuously uppity and MTK is the only place left where you can still be in brd shorts and T-Shirt and not feel under dressed in town. Not that I give a @#$@ anyway.
The issue is that it's starting to disappear with the Yups and Fashionista's showing up in their Land Rovers and $1500 LB's. Locals don't like that .... especially when you show up thinking you own the place because you just rented a house on the beach for 6K for the weekend and start dropping in on people and getting in the way. Give resp ... get resp. Ok ... I've ranted long enough ...
Word of advice ....stay away from Ditch .... too crowded .... it's like a parking lot out there. They'll all be gone come Sept anyway.... just in time for H-cane season ....
Aug 12, 2013, 08:44 PM #14
I'm da Right Coast born and bred til I shred. We all know that good waves facilitate good rides, that's a given. However, I'm from the school of thought that training in conditions and to a level that exceeds in rigor, challenge, and peril of what you ever will face when it really matters (competition, Judgment Day, April 15th, wedding day, etc.) will result in you being composed and proficient during those critical days of decisiveness.
I'm open to so much if not all of what you gentleman scholars (and true coxmen!) have to offer for beliefs and tenets, but are you to say I am not being served well with an East Coast wave rearing that necessitates perfect positioning to get any wave at all most days? Not to mention fighting through mediocre power and punch to plane enough to nail most takeoffs on a SB. That's got to behoove me once I get in near-perfect waves a few days from now down near The Equator. Yes, they will be way steeper and faster and so much more powerful, but I've seen some glimpses of that back in the great spring we had.
Sage, did you mean Ponyboy Curtis? He may have driven a Stang, like this one: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/264149...-ford-mustang/
As for Montauk, I'll be heading there in September to see what the whole big to do is about. And I will be excited to do so. Hopefully the crowd from Neptune's on a Saturday doesn't migrate over. That would be bad. For them.
Aug 12, 2013, 08:44 PM #15
Aug 12, 2013, 09:48 PM #16Senior Member
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- Jun 2013
- Singer Island
A bit of advice on your first taste of Pacific juice: Duck diving technique is critical. Aim for the base of the wave, as low as you can, and once you puncture the surface, aim as much forward as down, and extend your arms as much as possible. It is like going through a mini tsunami compared to east coast stuff, and lasts for a few seconds longer.. If you hit it too high, or pop up too soon, you will be sucked up and backwards and unceremoniously deposited back on the beach. It took me a couple of days to get it down on my first trip.
Aug 13, 2013, 04:33 PM #17
Dont fool yourselves. When there is surf Montauk gets it as good as the rest of the island. Shhhhh. There are a few spots in Far Rock that require police assistance to get to, but look like Indo. And they are empty.
I figure all I need is some tight jeans, some striped t-shirts(tight as well), and a couple beenies and I'm set. I usually sport an Amish beard in respect to Lancaster,PA's Amish Mafia(be sure to tune in tonight - new season), so I'm good with the facial hair.
Then I need to move to Philly and ride a bicycle around hapahazardly....maybe get a couple of tats.........yeah, this could be a whole new life for me. Join up with a surf crew and take a few trips a months to cool locations.......yeah.....start attending "verbal perfomance art" shows..........Then when I'm ready move to a gentrified section of Brooklyn.
Aug 13, 2013, 04:56 PM #19
Montauk locals are about 1 inch away from forming a DaHui chapter and beating some hipster tail. Beyond the fact that they're tourists who can't surf, they leave cig butts on the beach and do not leave the 'too cool' attitude in Wiliamsburg or DUMBO when they show up for some sun and fun wearing their funny costumes and facial hair. When is that stupid fashion movement going to end?