While we are here suffering through another foggy summer in San Francisco the east coast is alive with heat and color. It’s just not fair. But I was lucky to be able to spend sometime back there this already and I am hoping that I soaked up enough vitamin D to last me until September. We traveled to many different places on the eastern seaboard but found one very special place in New York. I am sure you have all heard of Montauk. It seems to be making headlines these days in the media and I am afraid that in a few years it will be overflowing with people but for now it’s still relatively quite. We stayed at the Surf Lodge.
This place is a little overpriced for us Californians but seemed to be right on target for New Yorkers. But I have to say it was well worth the stay. It’s located on a fresh water pond called Fort Pond just down the road from the beach. We seemed to be quite blessed this trip because we had great 5 ft surf for most of the time we were there. The beach reminded me of our home break of Ocean Beach so we were immediately at ease. The great thing about the east coast in the summer is the warm weather so we were surfing in our bikinis and getting a tan. When the wind came up we were back at the surf lodge taking out paddle boards for the pond in back and renting bikes and biking into town. Montauk feels a little like Encinitas back in the day. Lots of blonde, wild hair surfers cruising around on skateboards eating fresh seafood at the plethora of crab shacks located on the side of the road. It felt like we were kids again. Nothing can beat that feeling. We ended our days with jack and gingers at the surf lodge bar grooving to bob Marley tunes and watching old surf videos. Dinner time really drew a crowd but we opted for other dinner places and we think South Edison is not to be missed. It was already named one of the top 25 places to eat this year.