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Top Surfing Spots on Long Island

September 25th, 2017 Surfing in Long Beach, NY
Top Surfing Spots on Long Island

When the waves are pumping in Long Island, local surfers run to their well-known spots, without giving visitors a chance to catch up with them. Who can blame them? Long Island has some amazing surfing opportunities for all levels.

 

However, we are happy to share with you the top surfing destinations across Long Island. But first, beginners, consider taking a couple of lessons before heading out on your own to make the experience more enjoyable and potentially less painful. Skudin Surf offers great Surf Lesson packages that will shorten the learning curve. Once you feel ready, read the Allegria Hotel guide to Everything You Need to Know about Surfing in Long Beach, NY.

 

Now that you are all set with techniques and equipment, go to these places to catch some of the best waves on the East Coast. If you are going during fall and winter, remember to have a good 5mm wetsuit. You might want to check out the surf forecast and live webcams before you go in order to know what conditions to expect.

 

Long Beach

Surf Report

Location: Right in front of the Allegria at Lincoln Blvd!

Skill Level: All levels

A more perfect location could not be asked for. Leave your room, cross the boardwalk and you’ll find yourself surrounded by smooth swell and a friendly atmosphere. Surfers of all skill levels and ages can be seen catching waves and interacting.

 

Lido Beach

Surf Report

Location: Approximately three miles from Long Beach

Skill Level: All levels

This is a great location to test your skills with a larger surf. The disadvantage is that surfers come here a lot, so expect crowded beaches when the swell is in full swing. That said, it’s still a good option if you want to try something little different from Long Beach, NY.

 

Gilgo Beach

Surf Report

Location: Approximately 18 miles from Long Beach

Skill Level: All levels

Gilgo Beach is also an all-time favorite surfing destination, especially because hardcore surfers live here. It also gets crowded, but its consistently large swells during the winter months are definitely worth it! A huge plus is the energetic surfer vibe.

 

Fire Island

Surf Report

Location: Between 30 and 40 miles from Long Beach, depending on the spot you pick

Skill Level: All levels

For those who are seeking to really challenge themselves, head to Fire Island. First, it stretches for 10 miles, so you have plenty of room to play with. Surfers will find perfect beach break barrels, but be ready to pay the price: the water is cold. But with the right wetsuit, you’ll be just fine.

 

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