An empty beach in the winter may seem uninviting to most, but experienced surfers see it as an opportunity to ride waves they don’t have to share with anyone else. If you’re an experienced surfer and the forecast is in your favor, break out the 6mm wetsuit and head to these great surf spots in Long Island.
Diehard LB surfers love the winter in Long Beach. Crowds are gone and the surf is better than in the summertime – and it’s all yours. Book a room at Allegria Hotel, which is located just steps away from the beach.
Nassau County, approximately three miles from Long Beach
Lido Beach is swarming in the summer, and in the winter you’ll see dedicated surfers taking the plunge into the frigid waters to catch a wave.
Numbers of year-round surfers getting out to Montauk is on a constant upswing, so you know the conditions must be right. The point break at Montauk Point is one of the best spots for consistently big waves.
Whether it’s the annual Superbowl Polar Plunge, various 5k runs, Irish Day or holiday festivals, Long Beach doesn’t die down when most of the tourists leave. You can catch live music year-round at Junction, ice skate or watch a hockey game at the Long Beach Municipal Ice Arena, and a host of other activities during even the coldest months.