Lee Meirowitz, 27, founder of surfboard bag manufacturer Hydrophilic Origins
Montauk fishing soul
Montauk has gotten more crowded of late, but "the fishing soul will always be here," Meirowitz says, "if you know where to find it."
Dustin Franks, 29, singer-songwriter and former competitive surfer. "In September, Montauk really becomes an ideal place to be a surfer."
"When the surf is really good here, it's insane," says Corey Senese, founder of surf-instruction company CoreysWave. "World-class."
John Termini, 28, works in real estate in New York City and has been surfing Montauk since he was 12.
Termini with longboarder Kristen Brady, 22, an instructor at CoreysWave
Rob McKinley, co-owner of Montauk's Surf Lodge and Ruschmeyer's hotel
Montauk's eclectic lineup
Montauk's eclectic lineup includes everyone from Wall Street weekend warriors to local young guns to celebs (like Jimmy Buffett and Coldplay's Chris Martin).
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