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    It is not that college degrees are worthless but...

    It is not that college degrees are worthless but gone are the days you party through wasting your parents money and then expect to get a job when you leave. I have many examples of recent grads who...
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    There's almost always something small to surf but...

    There's almost always something small to surf but it is usually only that. I don't see how it could be much better in Jersey. It is still the Atlantic and I've traveled most of the east coast and...
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    Says here water temp is just shy of 70 ...

    Says here water temp is just shy of 70

    http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/satl.html

    this may explain why so many bathers are in the water. It also has that beautiful emerald color that come...
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    It is full on Spring suit time at Wrightsville...

    It is full on Spring suit time at Wrightsville beach. With the air temp in the high 60s and the water temp in the mid-60s I made the mistake of wearing a winter suit. I was burning up! I went back...
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    I've already been out in a farmer john on some of...

    I've already been out in a farmer john on some of the 80 degree days but today I wore the winter suit. It will be a huge difference in water temps along NC coast depending on currents. SE NC is 60...
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    What are you talking about we had double over...

    What are you talking about we had double over ankle surf today! Big improvement from the toe high surf we were getting.
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    It seems like Florida is getting a lot more surf...

    It seems like Florida is getting a lot more surf than points north.
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    Thanks for getting back. I figure there is a bug...

    Thanks for getting back. I figure there is a bug when a forecast for one beach varies so greatly form another beach just a few miles away. In any case the conditions in Miami were fantastic so I...
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    Crazy South florida Forecasts

    So I'm in Miami and have to travel for anything bigger than our double over toe waves. What is up with the forecasts? Sometimes I see double overhead in Palm beach or Delray but just for the...
  10. Thread: Sacrifice

    by Waveskier
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    Has anyplace within a 12 hour drive been getting...

    Has anyplace within a 12 hour drive been getting surf?
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    OIB is one of what we call the armpit beaches. ...

    OIB is one of what we call the armpit beaches. They face due south and get the mud of the cape fear river. They can have epic surf during the storms that bring a southeast swell and a northern wind...
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    swell info's accuracy

    OBX seems to have longer swell periods than most other spots on the east coast but you wouldn't know it from swell info. It has been forecasting small surf on spots (like Rodanthe) but when I pull...
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    Well if you had to choice the best spot on the...

    Well if you had to choice the best spot on the East coast it is OBX hands down! You can travel to Rodanthe when winds are SW and Frisco when NE. It is going to be HUGE there all through the weekend...
  14. Thread: water temps

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    water temps

    It is really surprising to me that water temp of the northern OBX is in the 50s while VA beach is in the 70s. I guess it is the Arctic currents have an express path to the OBX.
  15. Thanks for the feedback. I can't always tell...

    Thanks for the feedback. I can't always tell from the forecasts. I believe there is a ferry that goes to Cape Lookout but it could be more complicated and a better risk of getting skunked.

    We...
  16. If you're willing to travel from Wilmington area

    Is it worth it to go to the southern outer banks (Cape Lookout) or all the way to Hatteras for better surf in the summer? I suppose I am asking how much better is the surf on the various outer banks...
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    Now I want Conway to call me a kook. Because I...

    Now I want Conway to call me a kook. Because I seem to respect the guys he calls kooks more than him.

    As for shore breaks these days that is just about all we're getting are the waves lapping...
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    It all depends on the break. First golden rule...

    It all depends on the break. First golden rule is not to surf a shore break. You may see other experienced surfers surfing shore breaks but you could mess yourself up bad if you don't know what you...
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    SERIOUSLY. If it isn't from the oil spill what...

    SERIOUSLY. If it isn't from the oil spill what do we not know?! Should be just expect tar balls to wash up on the beaches every now and then?!

    It seems Miss Atlantic gave us a show today. It...
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    Be careful what you ask for

    Perhaps this flat surf is a blessing. Miss Atlantic is staying calm because her neighbor Miss Gulf is bleeding black blood inflicted upon her by the evil humans. Miss Atlantic knows that if she...
  21. Thread: Last time?

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    Forecast not always right

    I find the waves are always bigger than the forecast. In Miami I found the opposite. When It says it is flat here we can have 3 foot fun waves. In Miami the forecast could be for wast high and it...
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    I thought I'd bump this thread

    I have been wondering how to compare one location to another as well. When you read the travel reports on Surfline they suggest that OBX, the Northeast, and North and Central FL are in a similar...
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