Whalebone’s May/June Gear Guide

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Here are a few things we recommend you add to your next shopping cart for summer on the east end! From shirts to shades to mobile connectivity and music, make sure you check these products out this season. Even more importantly support local and, if available, look for these products at your local distributors when buying! Enjoy.


Whalebone Creative T:

All products are hand printed and designed by Whalebone founder Jesse Joeckel, right here in Montauk. Whalebone is an authentic clothing line that represents the lifestyle and surroundings of the coveted homeland here on the East End. All pieces are of the highest quality and comfort, and are produced in limited numbers, ensuring the most unique of products.

Stop by the Whalebone Creative showroom at 65 Tuthill rd. and pick up yours today.


Birdwell Totes photo from http://futakohts.exblog.jp/17961232/

Birdwell tote bags:

Made in California nylon tote bag with a cool inside key pocket for money, sunnies and well.. keys. Stylish, fun and perfect for a day at Ditch with enough room to fit everything you could need.

Available at www.birdwell.com for $56.


Allswell Notebook No.2:

American made out of recycled materials; these notebooks are half lined for writing and half blank for drawing. Write down every moment from your time on the East End, and have it forever!

$21 at Surf Bazaar

Surf Lodge
183 So Edgemere st.
Montauk, NY.
(631)-668- 1035




The Brooklyn-based startup is offering a solution for off-the-grid travelers who need low-cost connectivity for their smartphone — and it doesn’t rely on satellites. Bring it along on your next surf trip and only get lost if you really want to.

$149 for Two (hint hint…only works when someone else has one) www.gotenna.com



Photo from Framegeek.com

Komono sunglasses

These sunnies from Belgian company Komono have UV 400 protection and mirrored lenses. This is a cheap option to protecting your eyes, which we value, because we want you to read our stuff.

$59.95 www.komono.com and locally at

Flying Point Surf
69 Main St,
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-0075



YETI Hopper 20

The YETI Hopper™ 20 is a personal, portable, anything but soft-sided cooler. Unlike other soft-sided coolers, it’s puncture-resistant, leakproof and sports an anti-microbial liner that resists mildew. Yeah that’s right. Beers on the beach for days.

$300 at www.yeticoolers.com/



Enjoy hand planes with all pieces supplied from recycled wetsuits and wood, and made with epoxy, into hand shaped body surfing hand planes known as Hayboards.

The Fish $125 at www.patagonia.com


Speaqua Barnacle:

Speaqua’s Barnacle is a fun 100% waterproof Bluetooth speaker. It withstands the elements, and enhances your stoke at the beach and beyond. Dunk this speaker under a wave, toss it in the sand, or float it down the river – The Barnacle can hang! Bring “more music, more places,” and jam wherever the fun is for you this summer, with this tiny but bumping bluetooth speaker.

$40 at
Air & Speed Surf Shop
795 Montauk Highway,
Montauk, NY 11954



Mega FIN Necklace

FIN fine jewelry was founded by New York jewelry designer and shark wrangler, Bella Ornaf, in 2013, and this Mega FIN fossilized tooth was found off the coast of North Carolina, 200 feet below the sea. Dipped in 18kt gold and hung from a 22″ black cord, we bet it’s the coolest thing you’ll get this Summer.

$450 www.finmontauk.com and selective retailers throughout the east end.



Prize Pins:

The dynamite pin is, predictably, called ‘Dynamite’.

The Pin is in kids. Founded in 2014, NYC based Prize Pins is a new take on a classic object. Through the use of art, humor and design, each pin is an homage to life in the Big Apple. As a tribute to all things rare and covetable, all Prize Pins are produced in limited quantities.

$15-20 Based and retailed in and throughout NYC and on Prizepins.com


Although the gear guide is a team effort among our staff, apologies to Randi Packard for a misattribution we made in regards to her help in curating the guide for this issue. Her name was left out of the Table of Contents and we wanted to apologize for that mistake and credit her for her work in gathering the information for some of these products. Thanks for the help Randi.