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 includes both “Catch & Release Only” and “Heaviest Legal Fish” each year. We will award the prizes for the Adult and Youth divisions at our hosted summer outing.
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 includes both “Catch & Release Only” and “Heaviest Legal Fish” each year. We will award prizes for both divisions and our winners jacket and trophy’s for first place overall finishes.

Leaderboard

1st Place, All Adult
Joe Judge
34.18lb
1st Place, Wetsuit
Joe Judge
34.18lb
1st Place, Catch & Release
Mike Coppola
29lb
2nd Place, Catch & Release
Bill Wetzel
27lb
3rd Place, Catch & Release
Brandon Sausele
22lb
1st Place, All Adult
Wes O’Donnell
20.4lb
2nd Place, All Adult
Curt O’Donnell
15.8lb
1st Place, Wader
Wes O’Donnell
20.4lb
1st Place Place, Wader Division
Gary Krist
32.66lb
2nd place Place, Wader Division
Bob Howard
21.0lb
3rd Place Place, Wader Division
Wes O’Donnell
18.82lb
1st Place Place, Wetsuit
John Bruno
26.16lb
1st Place Place, Women’s Division
Mary Ellen Kane
11.06lb
1st Place Place, Catch and Release
Mike Coppola
28lb
2nd Place Place, Catch and Release
Brandon Sausele
22lb
3rd Place Place, Catch and Release
Damian Tooman
17lb

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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