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    its a catch 22 to see the swell coming in during the week. part of me is amped to see the vids and pictures people post but then, i cant stand having to sit in a f***en cube knowing this is the best surf of the summer. i wish my office was more understanding of mental sick days. i would take the time off but right now i cant. being from manasquan and living in new york city is great, except for this coming week. of course i go home on weekends but i cant even remember the last good weekend surf.

    anyone feeling this way? what i wouldnt do to get out of the office for just one day and surf my old break...

    enjoy the swell and kill it for us cube slaves.

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    cube slave here, im going to shred all weekend plus every weekday dawn patrol and evening session. Gotta make the most, bra!

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    I will have a stomach virus of some sort of another kind o f virus with high fever if we get waves Monday or Tuesday from Emily, hoping it catches a speedline up north and brings waves Saturday and Sunday here in VB/obx area but not counting on it, just planning to be out Monday

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    One of my Kids will be sick and I will have to take them to the Dr's

    I work a mid day shift so I can get Dawn sessions mostly and weekends I have off so it isnt too bad for me

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    I either dawn it and rinse with a gallon of water before heading to the cube, or if it's REALLY good, I'll call out with anal glaucoma. aka I can;t see my @#$ coming into work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surf_squan1219 View Post
    its a catch 22 to see the swell coming in during the week. part of me is amped to see the vids and pictures people post but then, i cant stand having to sit in a f***en cube knowing this is the best surf of the summer. i wish my office was more understanding of mental sick days. i would take the time off but right now i cant. being from manasquan and living in new york city is great, except for this coming week. of course i go home on weekends but i cant even remember the last good weekend surf.

    anyone feeling this way? what i wouldnt do to get out of the office for just one day and surf my old break...

    enjoy the swell and kill it for us cube slaves.

    i feel ya man. i actually live in monmouth county now (working in hoboken) so i can usually squeeze a dp or get in after work but my gf got a new job in the city and we're thinking about moving there. i can barely surf weekdays anyway (ideal conditionals are almost 100% during the day - tide, wind, etc), plus when there's waves on a weekend, i can just crash at my parents for the weekend.

    point being, i only take off when i know it's going to be a macker. this swell is no macker. don't get stressed about some waist-chest high bs.

    i feel your pain though and i'm sure everyone else does as well. there hasn't been a decent wave in the water for months. i'm learning not to make major life decisions based on surfing for the reason that there are simply not enough days of rideable surf. california? that's one thing. NJ, that's another.
    Last edited by mOtion732; Aug 4, 2011 at 12:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mOtion732 View Post
    i'm learning not to make major life decisions based on surfing
    Epic fail..... you only get one crack at life and when an opportunity passes you by, you don't ever get it back. Not just with surfing but with everything. I had to go through some serious health stuff for this to actually sink in. I had heard it before but now I understand what it really means to have no opportunity wasted. Now, my friends say I'm always Turbo. I'd rather be Turbo than regretful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wang View Post
    Epic fail..... you only get one crack at life and when an opportunity passes you by, you don't ever get it back. Not just with surfing but with everything. I had to go through some serious health stuff for this to actually sink in. I had heard it before but now I understand what it really means to have no opportunity wasted. Now, my friends say I'm always Turbo. I'd rather be Turbo than regretful!
    how is this an epic fail? 'im making good $ and have an opportunity to pursue a great career while still being able to surf(just not EVERY DAY) and make money to take big time trips, have a nice house, etc. what you're saying is i should quit my job and bail on this life to surf, especially when waves come this infrequent? i can just take off for big swells anyway.
    Last edited by mOtion732; Aug 4, 2011 at 03:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mOtion732 View Post
    how is this an epic fail? 'im making good $ and have an opportunity to pursue a great career while still being able to surf(just not EVERY DAY) and make money to take big time trips, have a nice house, etc. what you're saying is i should quit my job and bail on this life to surf, especially when waves come this infrequent? i can just take off for big swells anyway.




    I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. I am a very healthy(now), accomplished, active 30 yr old and make good money and have in the past given up waste high days in the middle of summer with friends to get work done. But, after suddenly being diagnosed with cancer and then spending 3 months in a hospital bed doing chemo treatments...... you have a lot of time to think and it puts life in a whole totally different perspective. Most will never understand unless they have to go through it (and, I hope they don't).

    What is important to me is that if I die tomorrow, I did everything I wanted when I wanted. Life is precious and you never know when it could end. I have a good job, an understanding wife (knows that surfing is a very high priority to me), own a home, and work hard when I do work (as I am my own boss and hold myself accountable), and take every moment available and savor them as I do. I also make sure that I don't miss anything if I don't have to. I made the decision years ago, because of my love of surfing, that I would never be a cubicle rat or answer to someone else...... I make my own destiny.

    To Wallysurfr:
    Then guy #1 meets that girl and she wants to get married but doesn't fully understand him or his passions or hobbies, so after years of falsities they get divorced. Then she takes half his money and he can no longer afford to go on those once-a-year trips. jk but somewhat serious (I have seen it before with surfing, fishing, etc).
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    guy #3: works for himself and controls his own income. he works hard when he does work b/c he knows that you have to work to be able to play. But, because he has carefully planned out and carved his own path..... he can take as many surf trips a year as he wants and never have to take any sh*t for it..... especially if it is for more than 5 weeks out of the year. His income might decrease a little bit b/c of the work-to-play ratio, but that is a consequence he is willing to deal with b/c he knows life is very special, you only get one crack at it, and it can be taken away at any time.

    Sorry to get so deep on you guys.
    Last edited by wang; Aug 4, 2011 at 06:39 PM.

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    To each his own, that's the beauty of individualism. As for me? If it is waist to chest, clean, warm and sunny, yeah, I think I'm starting to feel sick already. Sorry boss