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    Virginia Beach Oceanfront

    Will not go here unless to either shop at JBS or WRV, or surf from the hours 0f 6am-10am. The place is really going to the ****ter

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyg View Post
    Will not go here unless to either shop at JBS or WRV, or surf from the hours 0f 6am-10am. The place is really going to the ****ter
    I applied to a couple jobs around there...Hampton, Chesapeake, Va Beach, Norfolk. Yes, va beach doesn't get the best waves, but when it's good obx is an hour or so away. It would be a bit silly to live right on the ocean front anyway considering it is a very touristy area. It would be expected to have lot's of person and vehicle traffic.

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    it's a wonderful place oct-early may, just a little chilly sometimes. May-sept, yep, the place is a sh*t show. I go to other nearby beaches. Learn the secondary roads. At least 5 streets also run the stretch of the beach north to south. If you get stuck on the beach road, that's on you. If you surf crowded first street or croatan, that's also on you. This flat spell.... that's on all of us.

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    Oh i know i grew up here. I'm talking about the ridiculous crime that started bad and has been getting straight out dangerous. head out there once it starts to get dark and its the street you gotta watch out for

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    Alot of people knock VB but you know I personally enjoy it here, I feel fortunate to be able to provide a decnet living for my family, lucky to have a decent school district for my kids, and have the oppourtuinity to surf at all. I would never live away from the coast but you know there are a bunch of other places along the eastern seaboard that in my opinion are much worse, and the best thing about VB is that is a large enough city to provide decent career oppourtuintes and the best waves on the east coast are within a two hour drive.
    Yeah 1st to 40th street in summer is ridiculous, but those tourist provide income for a lot of surfers in the area.
    Like Lee said September thru May is actually pretty decent. I love parking at 15th street in the fall/spring paddling out at the pier (if the sand is right) surfing for 3 hours, throwing my boards in the truck then going in to 15th St pub having a beer and some grinds after a fun session with my friends on the patio outside.
    But Bobby honestly if you dont like it that much, it wont hurt my feelings if ya dont paddle out. HOnestly i was laot like that when i was younger "F*** this place it sucks, blah blah blah" but now a few years older Im actually thankful to have a place to surf and have a bit of a surf industry around.

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    I think VA beach has a lot to offer. As an out of towner who gets up at 5 am and drives 3 hours to catch any swell the north end is a very fun place to surf. Don't get the dbags up that way maybe a couple of sup's but just getting to ride anything is a treat. Drive 3 hours surf 4-5 and then drive 3 hours back may not sound like fun but its better than not surfing at all.

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    ahh i do actually love 63rd at sunrise. Does anyone know what the hell they are building right there? There doing some heavy duty stuff and really couldnt find any info on it

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    I think VA beach has a lot to offer. As an out of towner who gets up at 5 am and drives 3 hours to catch any swell the north end is a very fun place to surf. Don't get the dbags up that way maybe a couple of sup's but just getting to ride anything is a treat. Drive 3 hours surf 4-5 and then drive 3 hours back may not sound like fun but its better than not surfing at all


    Used to be me my first 4 years after college... had to boost the resume. If you got a little freetime and lots of knowledge you can score fun & uncrowded waves during a good chunk of the year. With long distances to drive, by year 4, I had the Bay wired for North Easters and Hurricanes according to wind/wave direction and swell size. Yeah it was always smaller than the oceanfront but it cut an hour both ways off my trip. Anyone who has done Grandview on a good swell can back me up on the level of fun.

    Will not go here unless to either shop at JBS or WRV


    Support a real surfshop like Freedom. While WRV has an awesome selection of things... it is full of un-knowledgeable d-bag Justin Bieber look a like skate f@gs. For real like 3 of 20 of them actually surf.

    Alot of people knock VB but you know I personally enjoy it here


    I lived in VB and surrounding area during High school and college. I was actually a lack of jobs that pushed me out of the local area... man I was glad that happened. Traffic, yeah you can get around it, but why have to deal with the hassle. Fun waves...sometimes. Epic waves... never. Summertime (nuff said). Surf industry & ECSC... who cares, I'm not a pro.


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    Bushwood well said. I love va beach the only knock i got is the jets

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    I've grown somewhat fond of this place. It can get fun surf every now and then, and every two weeks there would be something ridable. I was miserable here this past winter, my first one here, but based on what ya'll said this was a bad one in terms of swell.

    I just wish the damn home prices in VB werent so jackked up, I'm sick of living in an apt and I would like to purchase a decent home in a location where I dont hav to go through a damn tunnel to go to the beach