Editor’s Note: Montauk is widely considered one of the best surf towns in America thanks to its variety of breaks and pretension-resistant culture. Our friends at The Usual, a Montauk-based surf magazine, shared these photos by Forest Woodward of a weekend of surfing and hanging out in at the eastern tip of Long Island.

When we invited Forest Woodward, one of our favorite photographers, to Montauk for the weekend, we had no idea we’d be graced with the best waves in years. Over the course of 48 hours, we ran around in Montauk’s waves, woods, and watering holes. As with any weekend of great surf and great company, there were the moments of anticipation, motivation, exploration and reflection, as you see captured here through Forest’s lens.

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