After a decade in existence, Montauk’s Surf Lodge is growing up — maybe.

Surf Lodge Finds Its Soul




As part of a slew of recent renovations, proprietor Jayma Cardoso has added a new element to her empire with the opening of The Sanctuary. Guests here are coming not for rounds of $16 Flying Daggers or $85 pitchers of sangria, but for more cleansing rituals, including workouts led by trainers like Taryn Toomey, Dria Murphy (from The Ness), Y7 Yoga’s Sarah Levy, and Melissa Wood-Tepperberg (better known to her 160,000 Instagram followers as @MelissaWoodHealth).

This re-centering comes from the mind of Marisa Hochberg, Cardoso’s longtime collaborator when it comes to all things healthful — and the Lodge’s de facto “wellness director,” whose obsession dates back to her losing an impressive 75 pounds through clean eating and exercise.

“My own journey made me passionate about creating a place where people could come and feel welcomed,” said Hochberg. “Nothing makes me happier than seeing people leave our new space with a bit of newfound knowledge of wellness, and eagerness to live a healthier lifestyle.”

The Sanctuary is located at 716 Montauk Highway in Montauk. Workout classes are announced via Instagram @thesurflodgesanctuary.