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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleheadedyogurtslinger View Post
    Yeah it gets seriously cold up north. I took a spring break road trip up to maine and there was f*cking glaciers floating around in the break.

    In vb wetsuits you only need a decent 4/3, at least 5mm on the boots and gloves. Hood helps. Rarely is it sub 40, and if so, not for long.
    Damn I feel lucky to live in Florida

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by surfrr View Post
    I don't think this is true. When NH isn't working too well there's plenty of surf within a two hour drive to Cape Cod and RI that gets similar swell to Long Island. Also, there's the whole coast of Maine to explore
    Yeah, I was talking about NH., not RI and the cape. 2 hour drive my azz! It's a LONG drive during summer to get to the cape from NH. Over 150 miles from around RYE. And cape cod/RI aint the outer banks! You have to go south through boston which is a nightmare in of itself and the rhody breaks are really really far from nh as well. You're talking 3 plus hours each way.(in the summer on the weekend, way more to get to the cape from nh)That's absurd. He's planning on driving that twice a week or more? Yeah sure. lol

    And my point was about may to sept time consistency. It's worse in nh than the mid atlanti. Southern Maine needs nor'easters as well.
    Last edited by shark-hunter; Jul 12, 2012 at 08:12 PM.

  3. Ive found new england to be more appealing than most other spots along the east coast, after living in and visiting spots from north florida all the way up. Surfing is different up here, in and out of the water. There are both beach breaks and point breaks, all hosting different swell directions. If youre into traveling you can get a plethora of different waves. Sure winters are cold, but that weeds out most of the bros from the more surly types. Most beach towns up here have a little more character and they arent so overrun with gift shops and overstuffed beach gear stores.

    Remember its the east coast, everywhere endures long flat spells. Dont listen to townie dudes that refuse to leave their surfing beaches, give it a shot and make your own opinion about it afterwards

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by surfingwasteland View Post
    Ive found new england to be more appealing than most other spots along the east coast, after living in and visiting spots from north florida all the way up. Surfing is different up here, in and out of the water. There are both beach breaks and point breaks, all hosting different swell directions. If youre into traveling you can get a plethora of different waves. Sure winters are cold, but that weeds out most of the bros from the more surly types. Most beach towns up here have a little more character and they arent so overrun with gift shops and overstuffed beach gear stores.

    Remember its the east coast, everywhere endures long flat spells. Dont listen to townie dudes that refuse to leave their surfing beaches, give it a shot and make your own opinion about it afterwards
    Yeah I agree there are good point breaks. No one said there weren't. It's definetly a huge positive over the non stop sandbar from florida to ny. The reefs give you a wide variety of waves to choose from.

    Being cold sucks. It's nothing to do with being "surly"
    Last edited by shark-hunter; Jul 12, 2012 at 08:27 PM.

  5. #15

    Stay Warm

    You'll find great surf up north. I surfed RI for 4 years before moving to HI. Great points for sure. I suggest you invest and buy the best wet suit possible. That means the warmest and the lightest when wet. I surfed RI down to 34 and any extra weight or leakage can shorten your session. Better to have a new warm wetsuit and a used beater board. Good luck.

  6. #16
    Thanks for some great points and now I know point break is not just cult classic-
    I am definitely moving; that is not up for debate for better or worse, although the consensus seems to better so far!
    I will try to keep it general but here is some additional info:
    When in VA I explored as far south as Frisco and as far north as OCM. I really enjoyed Carolina. My go to beach was in Assateague, VA. I went year round and even when I could not manage on surfboard (choppy, big, blowin) I was in the water having a blast on my bb, even if I drifted 3 miles. I might not have taken this new job if we had regular consistent swells! I had a blast and met a ton of interesting people!
    I’m excited but slightly unsure regarding different type of breaks in terms of falling, I found sand and water an enjoyable medium to plummet into!
    I am on the wet suit /gear issue! One question about webbed gloves, they seem like a good idea but I have not really seen them in use by anyone? I might not go in the dead of winter as the state parks and ski resorts should keep busy! Still not sure?

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by nietzche1 View Post
    my go to beach was in Assateague, VA
    Believe me, based on 20+ years of experience, you are headed to better waves than that.