Why don’t they get it?

surfing is not a crime

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL!

Montauk Point Surf Crime Monster
Photo: Ben Potter

Montauk is a unique place to surf. Unfortunately the State of New York is prohibiting surfers from using this very special natural resource. Despite our success in COURT, the State is still trying to prohibit us from using the ocean.

Let’s work together to get them to end this discrimination once and for all.

Here’s what we need you to do:

  • Download and sign the letter below.
  • Mail or email copies to the legislators listed below.
  • Call and email the officials and legislators office to discuss the issue.

Download Letter to Commissioner Ash (.pdf)

Download Word version of letter ( .doc)

Please forward a copy of any letters you send to Joe Giannini at;

Joe Giannini Esq.

PO Box 1958

Amagansett, NY 11930

giannini43@yahoo.com

If you like, personalize these letters by mentioning your own experiences surfing at Montauk Point State Park without running into any conflicts with surfcasters.

We are trying to gather supporting evidence that both users groups can share this special location without conflict or compromising anyone’s safety.

NEW YORK STATE PARKS OFFICIALS
Commissioner Carol AshNYSOPRHP

Agency Bldg. #1

Floor 20

Albany,NY  12238

Carol.Ash@oprhp.state.ny.us

George GormanNYSOPRHP

PO Box 247

Babylon, NY 11702-0247

George.Gorman@oprhp.state.ny.us

Ron FoleyNYSOPRHP

Regional Director

PO Box 247

Babylon, NY 11702-0247

Ronald.Foley@oprhp.state.us

Thomas DessMontauk State Parks Complex

50 Fairview Ave.

Montauk, NY 11954

Thomas.Dess@oprhp.state.ny.us

EASTERN LONG ISLAND LEGISLATORS
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.PO Box 3062

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

631-537-2583

thielef@assembly.state.ny.us

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle325 Middle Country Rd.

Selden, NY 11784

631-696-6900

lavalle@senate.state.ny.us

OTHER LONG ISLAND LEGISLATORS
Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney270 B North Wellwood Ave.

Lindenhurst, NY 11757

631-957-2087

sweeney@assembly.state.ny.us

Senator Owen H. Johnson2324 Argyle Square

Babylon, NY 11702

631-669-9200

ojohnson@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Carl Marcellino250 Townsend Square

Oyster Bay, NY 11771

516-922-1811

marcelli@senate.state.ny.us

Read More

Dan’s Papers article on the MONTAUK 8

Surfers Battle the State for Beach Access

Read Surfline’s article on our Fight for the Montauk 8

WE WON!!! – Surfing Not a Crime!

Surfing is a Crime
Photo:Morgan McGivern

Members of the Surfrider Foundation’s Eastern Long Island Chapter showed their support last week for a surfer contesting a ticket issued in June for surfing in a nonsurfing zone on the north side of Montauk Point. Read the complete East Hampton Star article…

Read the EastHampton Press article….