Long Island surfing brings with it a range of experiences and challenges along the 118 miles of ocean-facing coastline on the island’s South Shore.
From the beaches on the western end of the island, where designated areas for surfing are usually set, to the smaller and less crowded coves of the east end, Long Island waves can be pounding one day, and calm the next.
Water temps typically reach into the 70s at beaches in New York during the summer, but a wet suit is recommended other times during the year.
During the fall the crowds thin, and the water and weather can remain fair into October, although extreme caution should be taken during the late summer/early fall hurricane season.
While here, challenge yourself with some of the other ocean related things to do in Long Island, including scuba diving, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
Smith Point, on the Fire Island barrier beach, is a...