Montauk surf legend Tony Caramanico has got some stories: he’s owned property on the East End since the 70s (before it was “cool”), he travels around the world to chase the waves (and warm weather) 365 days a year, he’s been featured everywhere from GQ to (most recently) Cole Haan, he’s had gallery shows of his surf journals and published a book on them (via Clic), he’s owned shops and collaborated with brands, and best of ALL – he’s answered our 10 Questions!


LT: What’s your deal?

TC: I am a surfer for over 50 years and have documented most of those years living the lifestyle searching for waves around the globe before surfing was popular and you could rely on the Internet for surf forecasting.

LT: Why Montauk?_MG_5444

TC: Surfing and quality of life.

LT: Long or short?

TC: Long

LT: In your opinion – what is the best, or worst, thing about Montauk?

TC: The natural beauty and waves.

LT: Low Tide or High Time?

TC: Low Tide.

LT: What is your favorite place to eat – or drink – in Montauk?

TC: Dave’s Grill.

LT:  If you could instantly realize one wish, what would it be?

TC: Good health.

LT/TC: Before I sleep Im always _thankful for another day.

LT: Favorite artist? Why?_MG_5518

TC: I don’t have a favorite artist. There are too many great ones.

LT/TC: I love to _surf_ because _ of the freedom of self-expression and living in the moment.

Original Photography by Sasha Landskov.