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Surf shops on Long Island

Sales clerk Anthony DeBonis from Westbury poses for

(Credit: Yana Paskova)

Long Island bred Billy Joel, not the Beach Boys, and more months are spent in boots than in flip-flops. But that doesn't mean the surfing culture skipped our shores. From laid-back Montauk to bustling Long Beach, dedicated surfers and skaters have opened shops filled with boards, bikinis and beach accessories -- whether you're raring to hit the waves or just want to hang loose in that effortlessly cool surfer style.
"Long Island has such phenomenal natural resources," says Lars Svanberg, owner of Main Beach Surf & Sport in Wainscott. "Sometimes, we need to just unplug, go to the beach and feel the sun."
We couldn't agree more. Here are some shops to hit before you dig your toes into the sand. -- By Nina Ruggiero

  • Theresa Bunger, daughter of Charlie Bunger, Sr. (founder

    Bunger Surf Shop Bathing suits, Water sports, Clothing 50 E Main Street Babylon Charlie Bunger, a surfer who made his own boards, opened his shop on Babylon's quaint Main ...

  • Espo's Surf and Sport is located at 2101

    Espo's Surf & Sport Bathing suits, Water sports, Clothing 2101 Montauk Hwy. Amagansett In an old wooden building that was used to store fishing nets in the 1930s ...

  • Flying Point Premium Surf Shop in Bridgehampton.

    Flying Point Premium Surf Shop Men's clothing, Bathing suits, Sports wear, Women's clothing 2400 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton This popular surf shop has locations in Bridgehampton, Southampton and Sag Harbor, with an outlet ...

  • Long Beach Surf Shop is on West Park

    Long Beach Surf Shop Bathing suits, Water sports, Clothing 70 W. Park Ave. Long Beach Though superstorm Sandy flooded his store with 3 feet of water and forced him to ...

  • Main Beach Surf and Sport , 352 Montauk

    Main Beach Surf and Sport Bathing suits, Water sports, Kayak/Canoe rental, Clothing, Paddling and rowing 352 Montauk Hwy. Wainscott Activities include full-moon paddles, group and private tours. Lessons, rentals and summer MBX kids surf ...

  • Roxy at Quiksilver is a surf shop in

    Quiksilver Bathing suits, Water sports, Clothing 3224 Long Beach Rd. Oceanside Dave Juan and Mike Nelson opened hot lifestyle brand Quiksilver's only Long Island storefront in ...

  • Rvc surfshop has a large selection of boards.

    Rvc Surf & Skate Shop Clothing, Water sports, Bathing suits, Sporting goods 15 N Village Avenue Rockville Centre Open since 2007, this shop has plenty of surfboards, paddleboards, flip flopa, sunglasses, board shorts ...

  • 2726 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown Sundown has four locations

    Sundown Ski & Surf Shop Bathing suits, Water sports, Clothing 2726 Hempstead Tpke. Levittown Sundown has four locations on Long Island, primarily known for ski and snowboarding gear. But ...

  • Unsound surf shop in Long Beach.

    Unsound Surf Shop Bathing suits, Water sports, Clothing 359 E Park Avenue Long Beach Opened in 1997 by longtime surfer friends Dave Juan and Mike Nelson, Unsound Surf Shop ...

  • Lennon Ficalora, a co-owner of his skate shop

    Wampum Sports wear, Skating 2487 Main St. Bridgehampton Montauk-bred skateboarder Lennon Ficalora, 26, and his brother Marley, 24, sons of jeweler to the ...

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