Montauk, at the very end of Long Island past the Hamptons, has been a popular surf spot for decades. East of town, Ditch Plains is the main surfing beach with the most reliable waves. With three parking lots and an expanse of sand, it's crowded with families and surfers all summer long. These photos were taken east of the third parking lot, near the break. A drainage pipe jutts out onto the beach, delivering runoff from the lawns and streets right onto the beach.