Wow that was awesome. Thanks for taking the time to write all this up and post such great photos. I can't imagine the wide cultural gulf separating rural and bush Alaska from the Hamptons.
Funny thing about the Hamptons, I've heard about them all my life as the place where rich New Yorkers go on the weekends and I loosely pictured mansions and exclusive gated properties. Until reading your story, I didn't know a thing about the history or that you could surf there. Nor'easter destroying so many homes? Settlements in the 1600s? Paying Indians British Pounds and trinkets for the land? I'm ashamed I didn't know any of this.
I guess my fuzzy notion of the Hamptons was like this: