November 21, 2014

Surfers With Trucks Needed For Beach Cleanup


Surfrider Foundation – Eastern Long Island Chapter has teamed up with lululemon athletica of East Hampton for a Thanksgiving Weekend Beach Cleanup at Montauk Point.

WE NEED TRUCKS to get some of the heavier stuff off the beach.


See poster below for details. Hope to see you out there!



November 17, 2014

Help Support the Montauk Surf Museum!

The Montauk Surf Museum needs our support!

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The mission of the Montauk Surf Museum, formally known as the Oceans Institute of the Montauk Historical Society, is to tell the story of how Montauk, N.Y. came to be one of the foremost surfing destinations on the East Coast. Surfing, yes, but we aim to reach beneath the waves and along the coast to explain how sea-level rise and erosion are shaping our future.

To learn more about the project and donate to the Kickstarter campaign, please visit here.




November 7, 2014

Emuras Trophies presented to Jay Levine and Thomas Muse

Thank you Jay and Thomas for your continued dedication to this chapter!

Thank you Emuras Trophies for providing excellent personalized awards! Visit Emura’s here.

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November 7, 2014

Beach Access at Dolphin Drive, Napeague

Eastern Long Island Chapter’s Position via Letter to the East Hampton Town Supervisor, Larry Cantwell:

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November 4, 2014

Benefit Thank You

Thank you to all of our members and volunteers who came down to show their support at our 2nd Annual Don’t Rock (or Bag) our Beach Benefit. We had a great turnout and signed up 14 new members.

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Thank you to Peter Honerkamp, owner of the Stephen Talkhouse, for hosting our event for the past two years!



Thank you to Jettykoon and special guests for your awesome tunes and priceless vibe for the evening!


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Eugene Alper presented Jay Levine and Thomas Muse with awards for their continued hard work for our chapter over the years. Congratulations Jay and Tom!

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Thank you to Provisions Market in Sag Harbor for donating re-useable water bottles for the event. Gen Spellman (right) accepted an award for Provisions recognizing their support with a framed surf photograph donated by Evelyn O’Doherty. Thank you to Evelyn for your beautiful work (photo of photo coming soon)!

Chapter Vice Chair, Stephen Mahoney and Co-Chair, Mike Bottini

Chapter Vice Chair, Stephen Mahoney and Co-Chair, Mike Bottini show examples of educational campaign posters presented at the event.

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Check out Dan’s Papers coverage and photos here and more photos from Michael Rovnyac of MJR Photography here.

November 1, 2014


Location: Montauk Public School (50 South Dorset Drive, Montauk, NY 11954)

Date: Monday  November 3, 2014

The Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has agreed to allow Surfrider Foundation members Tom Muse and Mike Bottini to present our position on the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to build an artificial dune reinforced with geotextile bags on the public beach in downtown Montauk.

Come to the meeting to learn about some of the details of this controversial project.

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Surfrider Foundation – Eastern Long Island Members stand in the footprint of the proposed geobags in the Army Corps. proposal for downtown Montauk.

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Example of geobags used on a recent project in Montauk.

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Example of geobags used on a recent project in Montauk.

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October 23, 2014

EH Star Editorial on Montauk Geotubes

Don’t Bag Our Beach!

Excellent editorial by the EH Star.  They have really grasped this issue, its seriousness, and what is at stake. Here is the link to the full editorial but it is pasted below as well.
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October 21, 2014

Surfrider Foundation celebrates 30 years!

Eastern Long Island Chapter Co-Chairs, Juliana Duryea and Mike Bottini with Surfrider Foundation’s new CEO, Chad Nelson, at the Eastern U.S. Chapter Conference in Ocean City, MD, celebrating Surfrider Foundation’s 30th year!

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