This classic-looking righthand pointbreak can hold double-overhead powerful rights in a SE swell with W-NW winds. Very sectiony with multiple take-off points, short barrels occur along the boulder-strewn line-up. Incoming around mid tide should see the best waves with the least dry rocks popping up. There is also a short left directly beneath the threatened lighthouse (due to fall into the sea if the serious erosion continues).
A strong, constant current often helps disperse the crowds that come to surf here. Camp Hero Air Force Base has been added to the Montauk Pt. State Park providing less crowded surf if you're willing to make the long walk to the southwest.