What’s your least favorite surf spot out east?
Predictable answer number one: Ditch Plains, Dirt Lot, East Deck, Trailer Park, Lineup…whatever you want to call it. It’s such a fun wave to ride a heavy log, but in the in the middle of August it’s more dangerous than Puerto Escondido.
What do you with your spare time when there aren’t waves?
In the summer months there’s a ton going on and I want to spend as much of it outside as possible. Sometimes I’ll leave my place at 8AM and won’t come back until sunset. Bouncing from beach to beach or friend’s house to friend’s house. When the fall comes it’s a different story. Sitting out on the deck is one of my favorite pastimes. In the winter it’s amazingly cozy. It’s a tiny little place, but I love cooking dinner here for myself and my girlfriend Lisa. We’ll come out for a few days in the winter just to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
You and your girlfriend Lisa also share a space in Brooklyn. How much time do you spend out in Montauk?
It really depends. I’m definitely out here from the spring to early winter full-time. I can go weeks without going back into the city. Hell, I can go weeks without ever going west of East Hampton. But I really do enjoy the city just as much.
Do you ever feel torn between Brooklyn and Montauk?
Not in the summer months. There’s no place I would rather be than Montauk. When that fall feeling is in the air, I’ll start to feel torn. I love the city that time of year.