2018 Smith Point Lifeguards Training dates announced

Attention 2018 Smith Point Lifeguard Candidates. The 2018 training course will start at Suffolk County Community College (Brentwood Campus) Sat 3/17 1pm-4pm Sat 3/24 4pm-7pm Sat 4/14  4pm-7pm Sat 4/21  1pm- 4pm Sat 4/28 1pm-4pm Sat 5/5    1pm-4pm Sat 5/12 1pm-4pm Sat 5/19  1pm- 4pm The course is free to all, but certification received upon successfull completion of the […]

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February 23, 2018

Nor-Easter Grayson

This storm is massive!!! Blistering cold temperatures, heavy snow and strong winds are battering coastal areas from Florida to Maine thanks to the powerful nor-easter seen in this NOAA GOES-16 satellite image: http://go.nasa.gov/2CFPyJw P

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January 4, 2018

Remember to check in on elderly friends, relatives, and neighbors, before, during, and after storms/freezes!

A few words of advise… To ensure residents are prepared for these extreme temperatures, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has released safety tips (below). At AARP Massachusetts, we urge all our members and friends to heed these safety precautions, and to remember to check in on elderly friends, relatives, and neighbors, before, during, and […]

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January 2, 2018

FROZEN GREAT SOUTH BAY AT SMITH POINT

Before the snow started Mike Busch took a short flight over the ice near Smith Point where the Great South Bay meets Narrows Bay leading to Moriches Bay. https://vimeo.com/249188430

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December 31, 2017

Seal walks and cruises along Long Island’s shores

Blubbery buddies bask on Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach. Updated December 19, 2017 9:04 AM PRINT SEE COMMENTS SHARE  Long Island’s coastal waters are a favorite hangout for harbor seals starting around November and lasting until about May. Here are a few worthwhile seal walks and cruises where you can catch sight of the pudgy pinnipeds. CRESLI […]

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December 20, 2017

What “flora and fauna” lives off of the coast of Long Island

Humpback whales feeding cooperatively. Photo by: Nicole Starkweather Many patrons each year ask us: what kind of marine life lives in the Ocean in front of us? What’s in the water? Is this a king crab? Is it a dolphin or a shark? … All are great questions and here is a little snippet into […]

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November 30, 2017

OLD INLET BREACH FLYOVER 2017-10-20

Dr. Charles Flagg took another flight over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on October 20, 2017.  The flyover mosaic is available below.  Dr. Flagg noted that there are major changes to the inlet: The arrival of the remnant of Hurricane Jose and the subsequent re-adjustment of the breach have caused significant changes over the […]

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November 19, 2017

Alumni 1959 – Present

Two years ago, we introduced to you nearly all of the men and women that worked at Smith Point, Cupsogue, Meschutt and Sears Bellow beaches since July of 1959 and maintained “0” drownings record. Once again a BIG Special Thank You has to go out to Mr. Tim Delaney for spending now, nearly six years, […]

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November 13, 2017

Honoring All Who Served – Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day is a time to honor all U.S. service members for all they’ve done. 8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you’re looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like […]

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November 9, 2017