Since Bill W. is not available… here is some of information you should know about Montauk surfishing.
First of all… You MUST have the following safety" essentials before venturing out there!
2) Flashlight (+ backup)
is correct when he says 10'+ rod! In addition to that, you need to use a minimal of 15 lbs. test line and 36" + 40 lbs. test leader! As far as lures are concerned… You can't go wrong with 1 ½ - 2 oz. Bucktail tipped with either a pork rind or curly tail. Another must have lure is a yellow or white darter and a white pencil for the early and very late light (working along the edges of rocks). Should you decide to work the daylight hours… You probably want to carry a few tins (with single (bucktail) for maximum distance. These lures are the basic "Montauk" lures and it will also help you to travel light.
In terms of areas… Generally this time of the year… you want to concentrate the late night hours under the infamous lighthouse and along the South side (Browns - Ditch). Should you decide to work the North side… Scotts, Stepping stones and False bar is also productive. However, keep in mind that those areas are very rocky (hence- sticky & dangerous) and extra precaution must be taken!
I also strongly recommend that you scout the area (during "top" of low tide) before venturing at night! Understand and study where the cuts, current, edges and noticeable bars are… and know your limits.
Once you got all that... concentrate the first two hours of each tide change and your success catch ratio will increase.
In addition, if this is your first time… Work the areas with a buddy -or- fish around where there are other fishers around (in case of emergency).
Hope this gives you a good idea where to go and what to use.
Enjoy - Be Safe & Tight Lines!
"Crazy" Alberto Knie