Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Long Island is for Surfers

I spent the weekend out in Mastic Beach. The first weekend of many to come. Hopefully, some weeks too. I have been spending more and more time out there the last few years and when a friend decided to abandon his place for the summer, we pounced. Mastic Beach offers a ton of amenities not usually found so far out East. My big gripe with renting a summer Long Island place, or even visiting friends out in the Hampton/Amaghansett/Montauk bog, is the time it takes to get there, the untantalizing trendy crowds and the sense that one really isn't getting away from anything. Mastic is pretty different. A stone's throw from those harried locales, it is laid back, unassuming and just this side of the maddening crush. Throw in some very good surf when it's firing, a beautiful stretch of beach for a paddle when it's not and some needed visual beauty and quiet, and you have a town that is a hidden gem. Hopefully I can luck into some goodish summer surf and make a film about the whole thing.

Smith Point film here.

8 comments:

glider said...

todd- hit me up if you are headed back to LB for a surf brullj@gmail.com

Bill said...

I hope for some good summer surf for ya 2 !

Toddy said...

You bet Jack.
Hopefully within the week.

Thanks Bill, I have realized that while we make it out there to California nearly every chance we get, it's always in the confines of family. A wonderful thing, but when that's your only vacation, well, you never really rest.

Mr. Lentini said...

hey now mastic--coem by the compound on harrsion (lentiniphoto@gmail.com)

Jeff DiNunzio said...

sounds like a bitchin place. new to the island, will have to check out. discreetly, of course, don't want it to turn into those trendy spots.

Mr. Lentini said...

nonono i do want it to turn into a trendy spot..clean the joint up

yukelele said...

Another Mastic people. So your in Mark's Mastic crib?

Good to see others using Mastic correct.

Toddy said...

Yeps. We'll be out there as much as possible this Summer.