Optimum swell is an E or a big SE to wrap around the north side of Montauk Pt. It will be offshore in a SW wind when everything else is blown-out. Rights only, with fast down-the-line sections that don’t get hollow and rarely link up.
This medium consistency spot is sometimes crowded when conditions are right. As with all Long Island spots, there can be jellyfish in summer, and the current here gets strong. Parking inside the Montauk Point State Park costs $4 unless it’s a winter weekday. Parking anywhere else will result in a ticket or towing. The heated restrooms are a sub-tropical, wetsuit-changing refuge.