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SPOR TS & RECREATION private. Need a quality SUP (that’s stand-up paddle board for the uninitiated) they have racks of Doyle, Laird, Bote, Pulse and Surf Tech just waiting for you. To the west FLYING POINT SURF SCHOOL 516-885- 6607 offers both a great surf camp as well as private in- struction. The first begins early June , geared for kids 5 and up with a week to spend learning all there is about catching a wave. Older folks or parents who would like their tykes to have a one-on-one situation can call ahead to arrange for individual instruction that can make the rawest of beginners into a leader of the surf line-up. Haven’t invested in a board yet? No issue here, they’ll happily provide one. They also have certified staff that can run your boat, too. Looking to poke around closer to shore? PUFF N PUTT 631-668-4473 rents sailboats, pedal boats, kayaks and dinghies by the hour to explore placid Ft. Pond. Find them next to 7-11 at the western end of Montauk’s Main Street. Further west Hamptons Bay’s SPELLMANS MARINE 631-728-9200 is not only the area’s largest Grady-White dealers (the preferred boat for fisherman from Maine to Manhattan) they also rent what they sell! Daily and weekly rates are available for their fleet of blue-water craft. All are of course Coast Guard approved, fully provisioned and ready to take you where ever the fish are biting!   STAND-UP PADDLING   JET SKIS For over a decade now folks have found tranquility and one heck of a workout on the deck on a Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP). A fairly simple skill to learn there are a num- ber of local outfits that can get you up and pumping. Per- haps none is better known than East Hampton’s PADDLE DIVA 631-329-2999. Located at the Shagwong Marina on Three Mile Harbor the team there teaches group and indicial lessons, classes and organizes some of the best group outings on the East End.   BOAT RENTALS Local waters beg to be explored but what if you left your boat at home? No problem, just drop down to Mon- tauk harbor where the local experts UIHLEIN’S 631-668- 3799 will rent you anything from a simple skiff to an off- shore cruiser. Don’t know starboard from port? Not to fret. If you crave speed, the kind of white hot screaming speed that drives your blood pressure to Himalayan lev- els, you have to drop by UIHLEIN’S 631-668-3799 in Montauk and sign up for one of their thoroughbred iron rides. Available for rent by the hour or day you’ll enjoy an exhilarating ride across local waters. Never done it be- fore? They’re happy to show you the ropes.   KAYAKING If you’d like to tackle local waters from atop a kayak you’ve also come to the right place. The East End is lined with coves and protected waters perfect for a placid pad- dle. For all the best equipment head to AMAGANSETT BEACH AND BIKE 631-267-6325. Located midway be- tween Amagansett and East Hampton on the main drag they carry the best from Hobie, Wilderness, Evoke, and the hottest brand in the land, FeelFree. Add in racks of clothes and accessories and you’ve got everything you need for a day on the water. Looking to go with a gang? They also organize group paddles on a regular basic from their sce- nic Accabonac Harbor launching point in East Hampton.   TRAILS/BIKING Feel like working up a sweat? Head to Montauk’s Hither Woods where 3,000 acres of State and County park land interlaced with miles of hiking and biking trails awaits. It is a natural Nirvana to be enjoyed by novices and experts alike. If you know how to go, great. If not and need some help head directly to the MONTAUK BIKE SHOP 631- 668-8975 on Main Street next to John’s Pancake House. They stock a rack of state-of-the-art trail guides that will help you explore on foot or by bike. And if you need any help with the latter you’ve found the right place. They of- fer on and off-road bikes for daily rent or sale plus all the accessories you’ll need to enjoy a day’s cruising. Bent your bike? No problem, they fix every make and model on-site. Just to the west you can do the same at the AMAGAN- SETT BEACH AND BIKE 631-267-6325. They offer qual- ity Cannondale trail bikes for rent by the hour, day or week plus all the accessories you’ll need to ride safely off-road. Looking to organize a group tour? They can outfit and guide you by the dozens!   HORSEBACK RIDING Nothing like a brisk spring ride across hills and valleys. If you'd like to slide into the saddle we’ve got just the PECONIC LAND TRUST While the Peconic Land Trust is busy conserving working farms and natural lands, we also offer fun, family friendly Connections programs throughout the East End, including our . . . Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton, and Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm in Southold. • Surf Camp • Surf Lessons • Stand Up Paddle Join us as we celebrate 35 years of land conservation on Long Island! For more information, visit us online at or call 631.283.3195. Peconic Land Trust does NOT collect or distribute the CPF 2% real estate transfer tax. Contact us to learn how you can support our work. 516.885.6607 JULY 2018 | Montauk Life | 33