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RIDE THE WILD SURF

MONTAUK SURFING

By Stu Foley

RIDE THE WILD SURF

After what seemed like the coldest , rainiest ,

darkest spring I can remember thank the surfing gods we have finally broken through to warm weather ! I was beginning to think we ’ d be wearing wetsuits all summer long the way we were headed just a few weeks ago . But with water temps starting to climb into the low-60 ’ s we may need some layer of neoprene protection for another month or so but from then on it should be rash guards and board trunks for everyone .
SURF SCHOOL
While we enjoy warmer waters now is a good time to remind everyone that we are preparing to fill our 2018 Summer Surf Camp slots . Yup , it is that time of year again , when little grommets take their first steps into the line-up and learn how to tame a wave . For 18 years we ’ ve been the first , best and most reliable surf school on the East End and we plan to maintain that quality and consistency in 2018 .
With five sessions beginning the second week of July your boy or girl will learn the basics of this ancient sport . How to judge a wave , maneuver through the shore-break , position themselves for a wave , catch it , pop-up and ride it cleanly to shore . It is an art that requires well-prepared instructors who have the temperament and skill to translate what they do instinctively to our novice students .

LEARN FROM THE VERY BEST !

June 25 - HARVARD July 2 - DELAWARE July 9 - PRINCETON July 16 - MT . HOLYOKE July 23 - BATES July 30 - ST . JOSEPH August 6 - BATES August 13 - FORDHAM August 20 - LA SALLE August 23 - DREXEL
I ’ ve been fortunate to have exactly that caliber of instructors with me over the years . At first it was my own kids , water rats who if I do say so myself were and are some of the best surfers in Montauk . As they grew , married and moved on we ’ ve found others equally as good who have helped literally hundreds of students make that first take-off and ride . It ’ s always a blast that keeps us all energized to do it one more time .
So , if you would like your child 7 and up to learn from the best be sure to contact us , soon . We keep our class size small , only 12 kids per weekly session , to ensure maximum attention for each student . And believe me those slots fill fast . Your cost includes a quality rental board , wet-suit if needed and lunch daily .
BOARD OF THE MONTH
With a new season folks always ask what new board I recommend for local conditions . Well , new is a relative term , I prefer proven and if you are looking for a great , all-around board that can make the most of a Montauk day I suggest you take a look at any of Bill Stewart ’ s creations . For 40 plus years Bill has shaped some of the most iconic long boards on the market . The inventor of the 2 plus 1 fin configuration and the Hydro-Hull beveled rail he ‘ s also the co-inventor of the Future box . Those features alone make a Stewart long board perform like a dream that can bring out the very best in almost any condition and help improve techniques for most every level surfer .
Right now I have a good supply of his Red Line 11 series . These 9 ’ 0 ” turn like an 8 ’ 6 ”, paddle like a 9 ’ 6 ”
and nose ride like 10 ’ 0 ”! One of the best all-around performance boards I know of , they are a perfect fit for the smaller to moderate conditions you ’ ll find almost every day here . Customize it to your style with the right fin selection and you ’ ll have a board to ride for years to come .
When not teaching kids the right way to ride you ‘ ll find Stu Foley behind the counter of AIR AND SPEED SURF 631-668-0356 At the eastern end of Main Street . ■
This year we feature the finest rowing coaches from the major colleges for our weekly program . Each brings expertise and techniques unique to their winning programs . A oncein-lifetime chance to learn from the best call now to secure a limited slot in each week ’ s program .

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No Experience Necessary - Ages 9 & Up
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MONTAUK SURFING RIDE THE WILD SURF A fter what seemed like the coldest, rainiest, darkest spring I can remember thank the surfing gods we have finally broken through to warm weather! I was beginning to think we’d be wearing wetsuits all summer long the way we were headed just a few weeks ago. But with water temps starting to climb into the low-60’s we may need some layer of neoprene protection for another month or so but from then on it should be rash guards and board trunks for everyone.   SURF SCHOOL While we enjoy warmer waters now is a good time to remind everyone that we are preparing to fill our 2018 Summer Surf Camp slots. Yup, it is that time of year again, when little grommets take their first steps into the line-up and learn how to tame a wave. For 18 years we’ve been the first, best and most reliable surf school on the East End and we plan to maintain that quality and consistency in 2018. With five sessions beginning the second week of July your boy or girl will learn the basics of this ancient sport. How to judge a wave, maneuver through the shore-break, position themselves for a wave, catch it, pop-up and ride it cleanly to shore. It is an art that requires well-prepared instructors who have the tem- perament and skill to translate what they do instinc- tively to our novice students. By Stu Foley I’ve been fortunate to have exactly that caliber of instructors with me over the years. At first it was my own kids, water rats who if I do say so myself were and are some of the best surfers in Montauk. As they grew, married and moved on we’ve found others equally as good who have helped literally hundreds of students make that first take-off and ride. It’s always a blast that keeps us all energized to do it one more time. So, if you would like your child 7 and up to learn from the best be sure to contact us, soon. We keep our class size small, only 12 kids per weekly session, to ensure maximum attention for each student. And be- lieve me those slots fill fast. Your cost includes a qual- ity rental board, wet-suit if needed and lunch daily.   BOARD OF THE MONTH With a new season folks always ask what new board I recommend for local conditions. Well, new is a rela- tive term, I prefer proven and if you are looking for a great, all-around board that can make the most of a Montauk day I suggest you take a look at any of Bill Stewart’s creations. For 40 plus years Bill has shaped some of the most iconic long boards on the market. The inventor of the 2 plus 1 fin configuration and the Hydro-Hull beveled rail he‘s also the co-inventor of the Future box. Those features alone make a Stewart long board perform like a dream that can bring out the very best in almost any condition and help im- prove techniques for most every level surfer. Right now I have a good supply of his Red Line 11 series. These 9’0” turn like an 8’6”, paddle like a 9’6” and nose ride like 10’ 0”! One of the best all-around performance boards I know of, they are a perfect fit for the smaller to moderate conditions you’ll find al- most every day here. Customize it to your style with the right fin selection and you’ll have a board to ride for years to come. When not teaching kids the right way to ride you‘ll find Stu Foley behind the counter of AIR AND SPEED SURF 631-668-0356 At the eastern end of Main Street. ■ LEARN FROM THE VERY BEST! June 25 - HARVARD July 2 - DELAWARE July 9 - PRINCETON July 16 - MT. HOLYOKE July 23 - BATES July 30 - ST. JOSEPH August 6 - BATES August 13 - FORDHAM August 20 - LA SALLE August 23 - DREXEL This year we feature the fi nest rowing coaches from the major colleges for our weekly program. Each brings expertise and techniques unique to their winning programs. A once- in-lifetime chance to learn from the best call now to secu ɔ)ѕͱЁݕéɽɅ)M%8U@=H)MU55HI=]%9)9ɥ9ͅ䀴̀䀘U)]-1dMMM%=9LQ!I=U UUMP(Ĵ̴ȁIM!ɉȹɜ(Ё5хլ1)U9$)ܹ5хխ1