Just curious, how many have a lengthy drive to get to the break? I know some are fortunate and are a stones throw / bike ride from the ocean. Personally, I'm about 90 minutes, depending on season and time of day. Interested to see the lengths some are willing to go to get out. Once you get that bug, you can't get rid of it.
30-45 mins depending on which spot is working on any given day. Some days I work about 10 mins from a good spot so makes weekday sesh easier. I HATE driving 45 mins for the marginal waves, but I just do it. Speaking of driving both of the last two Saturdays I have surfed with two guys who drove 2+ hours from VA bch to MD for waist high waves. These guys had STOKE.
Will travel 4 waves...fortunate I live seven blocks from the beach...granted it's usually thigh high but hey, its the east coast. Only 50 minutes to Wrightsville which is ALWAYS better than thigh high 7 blocks away!!!
Good thread. I thought Offshore and I had it bad but its reassuring to hear that others travel just as far as we do. For me, size doesn't matter much either. If I can get a swell to line up with a day off or if I can get on it after work I will. Whether its head high or thigh high I'll usually make the 2 hour drive to catch a session. Gotta keep the stoke alive!
2006-2010 paying dues inland 1hr 45 min. Now maybe 20 setups within 20 mins of my house depending on the swell direction and wind. Closest 3 mins... but 10 mins to some of the more consistent quality breaks. Of course most of these spots require a long paddle out once you get there. I did one last week that required a half mile paddle out on a SUP to a buoy then another 1/3rd of a mile to the top of the reef.