Understanding a new town may be a bit tricky at first. But when you look at it through a local’s eyes it becomes transparent that this beach town is really special. She sounds like the surf ambassador for Ditch Plains in Montauk, convincing all that this beach is truly a surfer’s paradise. She loves pancakes, laughing and Billy Joel singing ‘It’s still Rock & Roll to Me.” Quincy Davis has been surfing professionally since she was 12. At 23 she remains a Montauk resident and it sounds like she will always be from ‘The End!’
Her Surfing Philosophy is simple: ‘I always try to surf a little bit better, every time I get in the water!’ After traveling all over the world it is abundantly clear that Montauk is still her favorite place. Hang out with Quincy in the off-season when the surfing is at it’s best and the weather is at its coldest. Spend a week surfing, eating, drinking, and meeting the locals that make Montauk a year-round surfing town.
With all this talk of attending a surf camp are you curious? Are you wondering what you might experience at a Surf Camp – I was just as inquisitive! So take a look at Kale Brock and Ryan Baohm as they break down the important aspects of surfing – board selection, paddling, duck-diving, taking off, generating speed and turning! So it’s not Montauk . . . but maybe they will decide to spend a summer Out East.
Surfing Montauk Hurricane Katia
Crossing the Atlantic is common for storms that develop into Hurricanes, but in this case Katia’s travel across the pond was a round trip. In over two weeks of travel Katia left Western Africa and finally slowed to a stop after reaching Russia!
Surfing Huge Hurricane Irene
Waves from Hurricane Irene at Montauk Point. First landfall was made at Coney Island, then Irene headed toward New England. Irene was one of the most costly storms in US History as well as being described as a 500 year storm that spanned the entire East Coast, from Florida through New England.
Hurricane Jose Surfing in Montauk
Five Tropical Cyclones were named Jose. The most recent storm Jose 2017 touched down in the Mid-Atlantic states and ran out of power when it reached the New England states as a tropical storm.
Isabel trounced the East End – Check out the one surfer who caught a wave
In 2003 several hurricane swells followed in close succession as they pummeled the East End. The biggest of those was Isabel. Everyone was exhausted from days of surf, except for two hardcore surfers, but only one would make it out to ride a wave that day.
Hurricane Cristobal Montauk
Hurricane [technically a Cyclone] Cristobal traveled from Jacksonville to Greenland. This time the camera goes for the ride! As a Tropical Cyclone with max winds of 50 mph, rip current on Long Island caused three fatalities.
Hurricane Maria Montauk
It’s cool when your home town has the kind of waves you would travel around the world to experience. Locals and surfers who traveled to Montauk for Maria reveal a large grin when they say it will be a long time before they forget the waves Maria delivered to the local beaches.
Lagniappe . . .
You have most assuredly heard the words ‘Hurricane Party’ – the very ability to have such an event implies a bit of civil disobedience. You must stay when instructed to depart, gathering supplies to see you through the weather. Not just the requisite food and emergency items but one must consider what matters most – having your priorities straight means stocking the ingredients for a properly built Hurricane Cocktail. For the ingredients and methodology, I like the New Orleans version from Pat O’Brien’s. With three bars and a heritage dating to 1933, I believe they have it down Pat!
I Feel Like Surfing In A Hurricane at a Buffet Show filmed in Bridgeview, IL. No big storm but the video is Jimmy surfing.
And for more of Jimmy Surfing here he is at Ditch Plains in 2004!