Montauk is a census-designated place in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, lying on the south shore of Long Island. Located at the tip of the South Fork peninsula of Long Island, Montauk has been used as an Army, Coast Guard and Air Force base. The spot is also known with the nickname " The End ".
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Surfing in Carmel River State Beach, Monterey, California USA
It is a 1 mi/1.6 km long, breathtaking, public beach with a beautiful lagoon formed by the Carmel River. Carmel River State Beach merges with San Jose Creek State Beach (Monastery Beach). The park was established in 1953. In the lagoon immigrate a large number of migratory birds. Winter and fall are the best seasons for bird watching.
Carmel River State Beach at the section of Central Coast Birding Trail is believed to be one of the most dangerous places for swimming, because of the steep drop – off from shore creating turbulent waves that are incorrectly shown as calm sea and the strong currents. Surfing is a very popular sport in Carmel river state beach.
The wave quality is regional classic. Surfers should be pros or kamikaze. The type of the wave is sand – bar and the direction is both right and left. Rocks and sand are found at the bottom of the sea. Power of the waves is hollow, fast and powerful and their normal length is short (164 ft/50 m), being the same also on good days.
Good swell direction and good wind direction is northwest / west and swells size starts at 1 m – 1.5 m / 3 ft – 5 ft and holds up to 3 m+ / 10 ft+. Best tide position is mid tide and best tide movement is falling tide. Surfers should watch out for rips / undertow and rocks.
How to Get to Destination
Amtrak’s Coast Starlight stops in nearby Salinas. Amtrak runs a bus service from the station to Carmel with stops in Monterey in between. The train can be slow and is often delayed. The food is okay, but sometimes limited so you might want to bring your own food or snacks.
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