Great write up Rich! I'm in my second year of surf fishing and I fish the central south shore of Long Island as well. I've lived here my whole life and feel truly blessed to have access to such great fishing. I actually caught my first striper last year but I think it was one of those kamikaze stripers you had mentioned. Anyway, I'll be taking what I've learned over the winter and attempting to apply it to real life. I appreciate the invaluable information you've provided here and look forward to any future posts.