wrightsville beach. even though we dont get good swell year round we are warm during the winter and only use a 4/3. but during the summer we get some good hurricane swell. we have good schools if you have kids. and we are know to have benny b. you know pro surfer on the wct or he was but now he's traveling for reef surfing good waves and so what. but reef and sweetwater surf shop (which benny b's parents own) do a surf comp every year during the summer really fun. i've done a few. finally we have jobs in what ever you have a degree in. plus we have good locals that dont get mad alot. but whatch out for the lifegaurds during the summer.
Magic Seaweed sucks, you shouldn't be allowed to bring that name up on this site. This is SWELLINFO!!!!!
Charleston is probably the nicest coastal city in the NY-SC stretch.
BTW, as I said before, that tool is about the only thing Magic Seaweed has going for it. Maybe some day Swell Info will have that kinda of data - I don't know of anyone else beside MS that does.
I think you need to decide what your looking for from life. I found that the closer you live to a major city (NY, Philly, DC, Boston) the more money you will make, with the northeast paying signifigantly more. Some people can not handle living in urban areas or the cold but, remember everything is temporary. Thats why I choose to live in NJ. I don't live here for the barrels or the weather because there plenty of better spots in the world with warm water. The northeast does offer some options like some of the best street skating in the world, snowboarding, and pretty good school systems (if your planning on or have a family). I may sound like your dad here but to strickly base your relocation on surf and weather is not very smart but, if your true calling is to surf warm waves why are you locking yourself into the eastcoast?