Montauk Kitesurfing Holiday and Travel Guide



Why Visit?

Montauk is a small mellow town about a three-hour drive from Manhattan, New York. It can get a little crowded on the weekends but otherwise, it's pretty chilled. In Montauk, you can kitesurf or surf all year round. The best time to visit though is during the fall. The best flat water spot is called Napeague and we'll tell you a little more about that in the "Spots" section but Napeague offers a lot of thermals, and is usually windy and is also great for foiling.

In Montauk, The Atlantic Ocean (south side) and Long Island Sound are only a few miles apart and if you are into your wave riding, you'll love the Atlantic side!

Offseason lodging is reasonably priced and there are great trailer parks as well (make sure you check out Hither Hills State Park) that are directly on the ocean. There are some fantastic restaurants with incredibly fresh seafood and locally farmed vegetables combined with great nightlife and lots of water sports activities, Montauk a great place to visit and kite!

Wind and weather

June, September, and October are typically the best months to kite in Montauk. Napeague Bay offers flat water and you can kite on the Long Island Sound when the wind is north. It is only a few miles from the ocean to the bay (three to five miles across). You can kite almost all year round but the water does get cold in the spring and winter. There are thermals late afternoon typically in the summer which are good for downwinders. The wind is regularly between 18-20 knots during the three months mentioned above.

Getting Around

Getting to Montauk isn’t easy but once you are there you can walk most places assuming you stay near town. You can find Taxi’s and Uber easily, but I would recommend renting a car as it would be a lot easier to get to Napeague and to the ocean with your equipment.

Food and drink

There are some excellent restaurants around Montauk. My favorites would have to include, the Harvest, Inlet, the Montauckett, and West Lake. The Montauk Brewery is a great place to have a drink and there are lots of fun bars with breathtaking views. Joni’s is good fun, Naturally Good Cafe, as well as the Montauk Bake Shop.

I would highly recommend you have dinner, drinks and watch the sunset from The Montauckett; the owners are siblings, the food is fantastic and the vibe is super mellow. The Montauckett overlooks Long Island Sound and is perched up on a cliff... top of the list!


For the evenings, all the supermodels hang out the Surf Lodge, but there are lots of other fun places to have a drink, like The Memory Motel (The Rolling Stones have a song named after it), The Gig Shack and many more.

There are several islands which are uninhabited like Gardiner's Island and there are bands that play there several days per week. Also, check out Crows Nest and Shagwon.

No wind?

There is almost always a wave to grab and lots of people out on paddleboards. There are not many people that foil on the ocean side, but many do at Napeague, so that would be worth checking out if the wind is marginal. The best waves are with the incoming tide with N, NW winds. We usually get the largest swells in the fall, typically from tropical storms or hurricanes. Fishing is also very popular in the area.

There is a 'Top 50' in the country public golf course called Montauk Downs, horseriding and mountain biking on the many wooded trails. If you like the outdoors, you will not be bored!

You can visit Block Island or Martha’s Vineyard as well. There are also sunset cruises, whale watching cruises, and parasailing.


Yes, you'll be able to find a good internet connection everywhere you go around Montauk.


Around Montauk, you'll find everything, from motels to really nice hotels depend on your budget and there are also many holiday rental available. As I mentioned previously, check out Hither Hills State Park for RV’s and Ditch Plains is the main surf spot with rentals to really nice hotels depend on your budget.

Do you enjoy reading IKSURFMAG, using our App and website? We now need your support to keep IKSURFMAG going. Support IKSURFMAG from as little as £2 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you!


Kitesurfing Holiday Experiences



Search for Flights to (ISP)

Rating 4.8

Flat Water
Water Temp



United States dollar (USD)
Washington, D.C.
Time Zone


Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Providenciales
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Providenciales

The Turks and Caicos Islands are famous for their endlessly beautiful turquoise waters and stunning beaches. As a kiteboarding location, the country still flies under the radar, allowing visiting kiters to enjoy pristine waters with relatively few other people. The main island of Providenciales (locals/regulars call it Provo) is home to a spot with world-class learning conditions, along with many…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Coral Coast
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Coral Coast
Coral Coast

Fiji is a beautiful and vibrant archipelago in the South Pacific. Here the pace of life slows as you’re now on Fiji Time! The locals do not stress and are some of the friendliest people you will find anywhere. The Pacific Ocean meets the islands barrier reef systems, head-on. Producing many exhilarating and varied world-class surf breaks, including the famous…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - El Gouna
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - El Gouna
El Gouna

El Gouna is a small town by the Red Sea that was established in 1989. EL Gouna originally started with a couple of hotels, and not much to do. I remember I used to dread going there as a kid! Over the past decade, El Gouna has thrived into one of the cosiest and most humble towns you will ever…

By Rob Lichten
Rob is 51 years old and a resident of Jupiter Florida and he and his son, RJ spend their summers in Montauk. He has been kitesurfing for three years and surfing for twenty five

Been to Montauk? What did you think?

Where are the Best Kitesurfing Beaches in Montauk?

Napeague is a flat water spot where most people ride. As it is a couple of miles wide, you can walk around the spot easily. It is almost always windy here!  It is gusty when it is SW and best when it is NW. You can tack into The Sound from Napeague on these days, which is the prevailing wind in the fall. Mainly SW in the summer.

  • Wind: NW during the fall and SW in summer
  • Waves: None
  • Shorebreak: None

There are miles of the ocean you can ride! Most people launch and ride at the White Sands Hotel. This spot also offers great downwinders depending which direction the wind is blowing to many public beaches. The ocean can have a decent shore break but the waves are typically fun and stack up well.

  • Wind: NW
  • Waves: Yes
  • Shorebreak: Yes

When is the Best Time to go Kitesurfing in Montauk?

The windy months to go kitesurfing in Montauk are June, September, October


Search for Flights to (ISP)

Kitesurfing Hotels and Accommodation in Montauk

Flat Water
Water Temp



United States dollar (USD)
Washington, D.C.
Time Zone

Do you know a good kitesurfing school here? Submit it below.


Subscribe it's Free!

Win a Re Solve Split Kiteboard From Kitelement this issue in our FREE subscriber prize draw.

By subscribing you will not only be first to read the mag but automatically entered into the prize draw every issue!

Draw closes on Wed 10th Apr, 2019
First name is required.

By subscribing you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy

Subscribe Another
Re Solve Split Kiteboard From Kitelement

Issue 72 Wed 6th Feb, 2019

Compact Series Surfboard from ODO Kiteboarding


Issue 71 Fri 7th Dec, 2018

A 2019 Mercury 6/4 Freezip and Vex Harness from Prolimit


Issue 70 Mon 8th Oct, 2018

CrazyFly Raptor LTD Neon Board


Issue 69 Tue 7th Aug, 2018

GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera


Issue 68 Tue 12th Jun, 2018

GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera


Issue 67 Wed 11th Apr, 2018

Mystic Majestic X Harness


Issue 66 Fri 9th Feb, 2018

6m Flysurfer Stoke


Issue 65 Tue 12th Dec, 2017

7m Cabrinha Drifter + Fireball Bar Set Up


Issue 64 Wed 18th Oct, 2017

Board You Desire From Shinn


Issue 63 Tue 8th Aug, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera


Issue 62 Sat 10th Jun, 2017

CrazyFly 2017 Sculp 9m and Sick Bar


Issue 61 Mon 10th Apr, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera


Issue 60 Sun 5th Feb, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera


Issue 59 Mon 5th Dec, 2016

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera


Issue 58 Thu 13th Oct, 2016

Fireball Set Up with an Apollo Kite from Cabrinha


Issue 57 Tue 11th Oct, 2016

Blade Trigger 10m Kite


Issue 56 Sun 12th Jun, 2016

Board and Boot Set Up from Liquid Force


Issue 55 Sat 9th Apr, 2016

Nobile NHP Split Kiteboard


Issue 54 Sat 6th Feb, 2016

Wetsuit and Harness from Manera


Issue 53 Tue 10th Feb, 2015

Ride Engine Harness!


Issue 52 Wed 7th Oct, 2015

Prize Pack from TSHOTSH

Guy, Vince

Issue 51 Thu 13th Aug, 2015

Wainman Hawaii ManiaC Kite


Issue 50 Thu 4th Jun, 2015

Liquid Force Legacy Board


Issue 49 Fri 10th Apr, 2015

Slingshot Vision Board


Issue 48 Fri 30th Jan, 2015

Blade Mist Kite and Bar


Issue 47 Mon 8th Dec, 2014

2015 Core GTS3 8m Kite and Bar


Issue 46 Wed 8th Oct, 2014

Ozone Reo Wave Kite


Issue 45 Mon 4th Aug, 2014

Brunotti Board and a Pair of Sunglasses


Issue 44 Mon 9th Jun, 2014

Dakine Harness and Travel Bag


Issue 43 Wed 2nd Apr, 2014

Manera EXO Harness and Goodies!


Issue 42 Thu 30th Jan, 2014

North Gonzales Kite Board!


Issue 41 Mon 2nd Dec, 2013

Best Spark Plug Kite Board


Issue 40 Wed 9th Oct, 2013

Kiteloose Fatty Surfboard


Issue 39 Fri 2nd Aug, 2013

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition


Issue 38 Sun 2nd Jun, 2013

CrazyFly Sculp 9m Kite and Sick Bar System


Issue 37 Mon 1st Apr, 2013

Kitesurf Holiday Experience with Kirsty Jones


Issue 36 Sat 2nd Feb, 2013

2013 F-One Bandit 6 9m Kite


Issue 35 Mon 3rd Dec, 2012

Soul Drysuit by Ocean Rodeo


Issue 34 Mon 1st Oct, 2012

2013 Mystic Wetsuit and Harness


Issue 33 Sun 5th Aug, 2012

Wainman Joke Kitesurfing Board


  1. The Promotion is organised by IKSURFMAG and the participating brand stated on the subscribe page. You are providing your information to IKSURFMAG, not the participating brand. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of facilitating the Promotion and notifying you when new issues of our totally free magazine are released. We will never sell or supply your details to any 3rd parties.
  2. You can opt out of any future emails by clicking the unsubscribe link within the footer of the email at any time.
  3. The winner will be notified by email shortly after the closing date shown. Previous winners will not be eligible to win again until at least three new Promotions have run.
  4. Winners must reply to our email within two weeks or a new winner will be drawn. Please check all spam folders to avoid loosing out.
  5. Participants only need to enter once in order to be eligible for all future prize draws.

Share - Montauk