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  1. #11
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    Jan 2011
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    Entrepreneur at 19..My work revolves around the surf conditions lol. Work all spring some of summer and fall but not 9-5.. 7 days a week NO WAY IN HELL!! I tried that crap and got laid off.. fired or quit after the first day. I have ERGO PHOBIA

  2. #12
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    Aug 2010
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    I am in the same boat as Matt works out really well..
    Just get a 2nd shift job.. Surf mornings year round can hit every swell...

  3. #13
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    Nov 2010
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    Near a beer store
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    Ok im sorry but the drug dealer comment made me laugh so hard i almost pissed alittle.

  4. #14
    This question comes up a lot, and everyone is convinced that their gig the the best. Im an engineer and I work 8-5 monday-friday. I never miss a swell, thanks to modern surf forecasting technology I know when to put in extra hours here and there to use flex time, or when to strategically use my sick/vacation time. I surf more than most of my stoner friends who live in mommys beach house and work in sleazy restaurants. Its all about how bad you want it.

    That said: Ideally I want to get a little more experience under my belt and work out a scenario where I am able to operate remotely from the shadiest place in central america with WIFI. If you can make dollars and spend colones or cordobas... your onto something... And lets face it, this coast kinda sucks...
    Last edited by leethestud; Mar 29, 2011 at 12:33 PM.

  5. #15
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    Dec 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    That said: Ideally I want to get a little more experience under my belt and work out a scenario where I am able to operate remotely from the shadiest place in central america with WIFI. If you can make dollars and spend colones or cordobas... your onto something... And lets face it, this coast kinda sucks...
    your right that's the dream that i share. however it gets tough when your family and income are rooted on the right coast. if you have the opportunity do it all when your young and see where it takes you. travel and pick up a job.

  6. #16
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    May 2009
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    Just curious - does anyone make over 100K a year on this board??

  7. #17
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    May 2006
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    Everyone has already submitted good advice. We all want to surf as much as possible and never miss that great swell. But, at 19, you have a lot of living to do. Don't think if you have to go away to college or something along those lines, your life will be ruined, because your going to miss a some good sessions. Waves will always be there. Now a days, its tougher then ever to make a good living without a degree, so I'd recommend that. Not impossible, but you have to be very talented and motivated to pull it off. And, of course, there are tons of good schools near the coastline.

    Just look for something you enjoy. If you don't know that is, don't sweat it, you have plenty of time to figure something out. Everyone wants to make money, but the happy people are the people that enjoy what they do.

  8. #18
    Look into wizardry, It has it's perks.




    Or you could live off the land like Rob Machado riiiiight.

    But in all seriousness I'm 17, graduated a year early with a 3.0 and am looking to start culinary school come September, No matter how rough the economy people gotta eat!
    Last edited by TheWizard; Mar 29, 2011 at 02:48 PM.

  9. graveyard shift - overnite

  10. #20
    I agree with the "location of job/office" having as much influence as what you do. Everywhere you go, rush hour traffic is almost always between 7-9am and 4-6pm. The majority of population work within those hours, and if you happen to be within 10-15 minutes from the beach or from your break, I don't see why you won't be able to get a session in at least 3 times during the workweek.

    Unfortunately I work about 20 miles from the beach, but I have enough flexibility at my job that I can dip out early if need be. It just means having to make it up and stay later during the flat days. So you have to take some factors like that into account. I mean, you can be a doctor/lawyer and have a really stressful job, but if you have your own practice, you can pretty much surf anytime you want. So it all depends. But close proximity to the water can almost guarantee you lots of sessions, no matter what the job.