"Surfing in Montauk is one of the most popular activities the Hamptons’ most distant hamlet has to offer, and Corey Senese—raised in California but a long-local in MTK as well—is the head honcho of Coreyswave, a company that specializes in surfing lessons. We take five to touch base with Corey to get you the preamble toward your eventual attempts to ride the surf that crashes out by the Lighthouse."
"Get off the beach and into the water with CoreysWave, which has been rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 surf schools in the world. Private and group surf lessons are available and experienced instructors set the tone of the lesson based on how comfortable students are in the water."
"For some of the best waves stateside, hit CoreysWave in Montauk. One-on-one and group lessons are offered year-round by owner Corey and his team of instructors, who aim to get students surfing independently as they learn at their own pace. For an extended stay, book a room at the infamous Surf Lodge, where the hip decor and lively scene will complete the ultimate Hamptons experience."
"To surf with the team at Cory’s Wave is to feel like you’re a part of a cool summer family. Corey and his A-list instructors pretty much guarantee you a successful (and fun!) surf experience at Montauk’s Ditch Plains. They provide a board, wetsuit and booties to help you navigate the cold waters and rocky shores, making you feel safe in their experienced hands. A client myself, along with my 6-year-old daughter who is now hooked on the sport, I can honestly say that going out into the water with these guys and girls is the highlight of my day."
"...The plan was to go through the land part of a lesson—how to find your place on the board, paddle, jump up, and land in surfer stance—perfecting the movement it takes to get up on a wave. But the thing is, after doing this sequence multiple times with the instructor, Corey Senese, who ownsCoreyswave, Montauk’s best surfing school, I can actually vouch that this lesson works. "
"Against a backdrop of upheaval in Montauk, NY, where local surfers spent the winter protesting Army Corps beach excavations and another busy, intensely crowded summer looms, Corey Senese, 34, and Tom Casse, 24, stand out. Yes, they can shred with the best of them, but what makes these two Montauk residents unique is how they give back to their local community while guiding CoreysWave, a surf instruction business, to success in the swift-moving East End landscape. "
"You aren’t going to believe this but I went surfing a few weeks ago with my family and survived. Yes! I never thought in a million years that I would find myself on a surfboard and YET THERE I WAS out on Montauk beach with a film crew in the middle of the ocean. Oh my goodness! Hahahahaha"
How to find the perfect wave: Meeting near the ocean? Ask your hotel or DMO about local outfitters who can provide surf lessons. For example, on Long Island, N.Y., the Montauk Yacht Club works with local company CoreysWave.