09/01/13 12:30pm
shelter island crescent beach

Photo by JoAnn Kirkland | The scene on Crescent Beach on a perfect beach day.

If you’ve been to Crescent Beach on Shelter Island lately, chances are you’ve seen fellow beachgoers using paddleboards. Some enthusiasts prefer their own boards, but for those who just want to try it out, that’s where Venture Out Shelter Island comes in. Now in its third season, the paddleboard rental and sales company has taken off, and according to manager Matty Stromberg, “We’re busier than ever.” (more…)

07/20/13 4:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO  |  Paddle boarders race through the water Saturday in the first ever Paddle Battle LI.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Paddle boarders race through the water Saturday in the first ever Paddle Battle LI.

The first ever Paddle Battle LI kicked off Saturday morning with a 12-mile elite long course race for experienced paddlers.

The race started in downtown Riverhead and went to Simmons Point in Jamesport then over to Cow Yard Beach in Red Creek Park and back to downtown. (more…)

06/04/13 11:00am

one love beach surf shop

Restaurants and boutiques line the commercial district in downtown Greenport, but for active husband and wife duo Blake and Chris Dowling something has always seemed to be missing from the waterfront community. In the next few weeks, the Greenport couple hopes to change that by opening a new surf shop called One Love Beach on Main Street. (more…)