Towards the end of June, I had the opportunity to head to Montauk, New York with GQ + Canvas by Land’s End for some surfing action and beach time with an amazing gang!
We traveled in style as we met for some pre-game mimosas and took the BLADE Seaplane from Manhattan to Montauk – at the northern-most tip of The Hamptons. I had never flown by sea plan, and it was pretty crazy taking off on the water. The views of Manhattan were unbelievable – we were so close to buildings and the city. The weekend was spent at the Gurney’s, a luxury resort and Montauk staple. Shout-out to the breakfast buffet at Gurney’s. We destroyed it and it was one of the yummiest brunches!
The last time I had surfed was maybe twelve years ago, and to say I was rusty might be an understatement. But damn! I don’t think I was expecting such a good full-body workout – but I was beyond sore the next day. The kind of sore in areas you didn’t know muscle existed. It was such a blast though and I got up and was riding waves after a few tries. True Johnny Tsunami style.
That night we enjoyed cocktails and an amazing surf & turf dinner at the trendy Surf Lodge, a beautiful bar and restaurant that is a must-go whenever in Montauk. Thanks so much to Canvas by Land’s end for outfitting us in their awesome new line and to GQ for the unforgettable experience!
The Crew: Natalie Suarez of Natalie off Duty, Remi Ishizuka of Rrayyme, Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow, Luke Ditella of All That We Are, Greg Tinari of The Willaby, Justin Livingston of Scout Sixteen, Melissa Boloña, Paola Alberdi of Blank Itinerary, Tommy DiDario, and Arielle Noa Charnas of Something Navy.
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