The East Coast’s Elite Surf Fishing Tournament in Montauk

Through the wind, rain, or the crashing surf of a nor’easter, the fishermen and women of the Montauk SurfMasters tournament are relentless. Earn the right to call yourself the best-of-the-best at the fishing Mecca.

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Montauk SurfMasters brings together the East Coast’s best striped bass surfcasters for a competition on the fabled “Striper Coast”. For years, our members have competed locally through the Spring Shootout and Fall Classic in our Wader, Wetsuit, Men, Women, Youth, and Kids Divisions.

Spring Shootout
Held between May and July, the Spring Shootout competition has two entry categories: Adult Division (Waders, Wetsuiters, men, women) and Youth Division (Waders, Wetsuiters, boys, girls, under 18 years of age).
This is for the heaviest legal fish and is “Catch & Release Only”. We will award the prizes for the Adult and Youth divisions.
Fall Classic
Held in the peak of the fall run between Sept and Nov, 10 week Fall Classic competition has two entry categories: Adult Division (Waders, Wetsuit, Women) and Youth Division (Waders, Wetsuiters, boys, girls, under 18 years of age).
This is for the heaviest legal fish and is “Catch & Release Only”. We will award the prizes for the Adult and Youth divisions.

The Surfmasters Scholarship Fund

The SurfMasters Scholarship Fund promotes the positive influence of sport fishing and is funded by our generous sponsors and tournament participants. We take great pride passing on the tradition of surf fishing through our Kids and Youth Divisions, at no cost to themselves or their families.

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