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KEEPING IT SIMPLE

MONTAUK SURFING

By Stu Foley

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

When you own a surf shop the most frequently asked question is ( besides where is the best local break ) “ what kind of board should I ride ?” And since we carry over 200 boards my answer could be a dozen or more choices based on style , make , length all depending on the customer ’ s abilities , needs and budget .

So what seems to be a simple question can have a very complicated answer . But you know what ? Sometimes the simplest solution is staring you right in the face . What most customers really need is a good , solid , easy to ride , durable board that can last them a couple of seasons without costing them a fortune . The exact kind of board we ’ ve been using for a decade in surf camp , the Odysea line !
OLD SCHOOL QUALITY
Now I know what some of you may be thinking . Aren ’ t those kiddie boards for fooling around ? Wrong ! Designed by real surfers in California , made of durable materials , available in over two dozen different styles these boards are great platforms for beginners or anyone who wants a dependable ride in most any conditions .
The design is simple but effective . You start with a stiff , dual composite core with a triple wood stringer layout . On top a sheet of tough , super stable polyurethane for a solid platform while the bottom is wrapped in nearly indestructible high density polyethylene . The result is a nearly indestructible board with tremendous float that makes it easy to paddle and maneuver , a great package for taming most any wave .
The two I like the most are the Log and Plank series . Both are classic long board designs and come in 7 , 8 and 9 ’ lengths . The Log is set-up with three fins while the Plank is pure old-school , single fin style . Want to hang ten like it ’ s 1967 again , this is your ticket to fun , fun , fun in the surfing sun my friend !
And hey , so they won ’ t cost you an arm and a leg , that ’ s fine by me . Chances are you ’ ll want another board one day , maybe an Odysea short board , minilong or fun board . Maybe a premium Ricky Carrol or Laird SUP . Thing is , when you walk out of the shop with a Log or Plank under your arm I know you ’ re going to be doing exactly what I set this shop up for in the first place , to have fun surfing .
CAMP DAZE
Had to believe but August is here already . That means we are coming to the end of our 2017 surf camp in just a few weeks . Like always , seems we just started teaching the kids to catch their first wave and in the blink of an eye it is time to wrap up another season . Lucky for you and your family we have weekly classes through the middle of August and still a few slots left to fill . So , if your boy or girl ever wanted to learn to stand up , give us a call . After 16
years of doing exactly that , we still get a big thrill out of seeing little grommets start the journey to real shredders .
When not teaching surfing or catching a ride you ’ ll find Stu Foley behind the counter of his AIR AND SPEED SURF ( 631-668-0356 ) at the eastern end of Main Street .

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MONTAUK SURFING KEEPING IT SIMPLE W hen you own a surf shop the most fre- quently asked question is (besides where is the best local break) “what kind of board should I ride?” And since we carry over 200 boards my answer could be a dozen or more choices based on style, make, length all depending on the customer’s abilities, needs and budget. So what seems to be a simple question can have a very complicated answer. But you know what? Some- times the simplest solution is staring you right in the face. What most customers really need is a good, solid, easy to ride, durable board that can last them a couple of seasons without costing them a fortune. The exact kind of board we’ve been using for a de- cade in surf camp, the Odysea line!   OLD SCHOOL QUALITY Now I know what some of you may be think- ing. Aren’t those kiddie boards for fooling around? Wrong! Designed by real surfers in California, made of durable materials, available in over two dozen dif- ferent styles these boards are great platforms for be- ginners or anyone who wants a dependable ride in most any conditions. The design is simple but effective. You start with a stiff, dual composite core with a triple wood stringer layout. On top a sheet of tough, super stable poly- urethane for a solid platform while the bottom is By Stu Foley wrapped in nearly indestructible high density poly- ethylene. The result is a nearly indestructible board with tremendous float that makes it easy to paddle and maneuver, a great package for taming most any wave. The two I like the most are the Log and Plank se- ries. Both are classic long board designs and come in 7, 8 and 9’ lengths. The Log is set-up with three fins while the Plank is pure old-school, single fin style. Want to hang ten like it’s 1967 again, this is your ticket to fun, fun, fun in the surfing sun my friend! And hey, so they won’t cost you an arm and a leg, that’s fine by me. Chances are you’ll want another board one day, maybe an Odysea short board, mini- long or fun board. Maybe a premium Ricky Carrol or Laird SUP. Thing is, when you walk out of the shop with a Log or Plank under your arm I know you’re go- ing to be doing exactly what I set this shop up for in the first place, to have fun surfing.   CAMP DAZE Had to believe but August is here already. That means we are coming to the end of our 2017 surf camp in just a few weeks. Like always, seems we just started teaching the kids to catch their first wave and in the blink of an eye it is time to wrap up an- other season. Lucky for you and your family we have weekly classes through the middle of August and still a few slots left to fill. So, if your boy or girl ever wanted to learn to stand up, give us a call. After 16 years of doing exactly that, we still get a big thrill out of seeing little grommets start the journey to real shredders. When not teach əȁэɥ)׊eMԁ䁉ѡչѕȁ)%H9MAMUIĴؤЁѡ)ѕɸ5Mɕи)ɘ)хլ)ȀMMɘM)EՅMɘե(ԁ5хլ!)Ʌɘ(ĸ)5хլ M)\\\4<8QT,$,L <@ <4)EU1%Qd %-I9Q1L =UIQ=ULM1LMIY% )U%Q=UILAIM=90QI%9%9()1ѕ9ЁѼ)éA!͔5Mɕа5хլ(5хլ!ѽ1՝Ѐ$)ܹ5хխ1