Surfer Quincy Davis’ Montauk travel tips

Quincy Davis
In the water, Quincy Davis is lightning quick, well-rounded, and sharp. Photo courtesy of Quincy Davis

Summertime is about chasing new adventures, and for some, a return to familiar ones. Take 18-year-old Montauk resident and surfing beauty Quincy Davis. Gifted with both golden locks and the luck of growing up in a coastal town, this Long Islander’s surfing itinerary frequently takes her to remote beaches that reside on even the most seasoned travelers’ bucket lists. But if you ask Davis about her favorite places to surf, she’ll quickly reveal her hometown pride and love for surfing local beaches when the waves are good. Friends and family anchor this seasoned wave-chaser, suggesting that whatever far-flung coast you visit, you’re happiest when you return to your own.

Quincy Davis strolling through Montauk. Photo courtesy of Oakley
This surfer is so photogenic! Quincy Davis takes a stroll through Montauk. Photo courtesy of Oakley

We had a chance to connect with Davis about her hometown’s hot spots, and this is what she shared.

Montauk most known for fishing!

We should stay with a group of friends and rent a place. It’s more fun that way!

A favorite coffee and breakfast spot is the Montauk Bake Shop for coffee and because they have the best pastries! But for breakfast I always go to Happy Bowls, my brother Tyler’s açaí bar—it’s amazing and healthy!

Quincy Davis
The hamlet of Montauk has become one of the busiest tourist locations within the town of East Hampton. Photo of Montauk Beach Pier courtesy of Shutterstock

For lunch and dinner we need to check out (for lunch) Happy Bowls, Naturally Good, or the food truck Ditch Witch! My favorite dinner spots are Harvest on Fort Pond, Clam and Chowder House, and The Hideaway or Pizza Village.

Best eatery to watch the sunset from is the Inlet Seafood Restaurant. It has great food and the view of the sunset in the summertime is amazing! (If 21, head to the Montauk Brewing Company.)

We can’t leave town without: 1) Having a bonfire 2) Eating at Happy Bowls 3) Seeing the Montauk Point lighthouse 4) Enjoying a full beach day at Ditch Plains 5) Having a Goldberg’s bagel 6) Watching the sunset over the sound—it’s incredible!

Quincy Davis
Located at the tip of the South Fork peninsula of Long Island, Montauk boasts six state parks. Photo of the Montauk lighthouse courtesy of Shutterstock

A place where tourists won’t be found: That’s a secret!

Best spot to surf and rent a board? Surf: Ditch Plains  Rent a board: Air & Speed Surf Shop

Favorite local surf shop? Air & Speed Surf Shop

Quincy Davis
Montauk is famous for its fishing (even claiming to have more world saltwater fishing records than any other port on Earth). Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Where should we head to get our shop on? Well, there’s not much shopping in Montauk, but I recommend: Surf Bazaar at Surf Lodge and CalypsoGosman’s Dock has some really cute little shops, and if you want a Montauk tee you gotta go to the Montauk Clothing Company!

Packing essentials for visiting Montauk are: Volcom bikinis, sunblock, beach cover ups, money …

What can we leave behind? Sand and good memories :)

Quincy Davis enjoying some down time; Photo courtesy of Oakley
Quincy Davis enjoying some down time; photo courtesy of Oakley

Biggest lesson surfing has taught you: To always to have fun with whatever you’re doing. I think you will be most successful in life if you’re truly enjoying it—I’m so grateful to be able to do what I do and call it a job!

On your bucket list: Traveling Europe with my best friends and going to Fiji or Tahiti!

Personal mantra: Everything happens for a reason.

Obsession of the moment: Iggy Azalea’s new album, “The New Classic

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