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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    shes from jersey originally. my base salary would be $42k plus overtime and shift differential. shes more worried about leaving her family so far behind (still has the 5 hour drive safety net here). i just think there is more potential out there. i have a degree in criminal justice/work for the govt. and she has one in public relations/currently doing a sales job.

    i mean honestly she really doesnt see them that often...maybe 3 times this past year since we have moved down here. we shall see if i get the offer.
    Man, you may want to look into cost of living indices and compare that with your projected net income. $42k sounds a little tight for SoCal, even in both your salaries combined are closer to $100k. Don't forget significantly higher state taxes as well. I just hate seeing people make moves for "more pay" that actually end up hurting their bottom line.

    To the OP: a carpool is a great idea. I would surely be looking for folks to carpool with if I was in your situation and I hope you find some.

    As far as the argument regarding who lives in what proximity to the beach, blah, blah, blah: I live 15 minutes from WB and CB and haven't surfed once since I got back from surfing the Lesley swell in PR. Been busy as all get-out between work, projects around the house and a ton of orders for custom woodworking thingymehbobbers from my "hobby" wood shop that is more like a full-fledged part-time job at the moment. Of course, the lack of a decent swell has made it a little easier to not over-think it--lest I go insane. Anyway, what I'm saying is that sometimes it doesn't really matter how far away you live....

    Live Aloha: Wishing you and your wife and your soon to be child a healthy delivery. I don't have kids but I can imagine how stressful that situation can be.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by live aloha View Post
    Hey guy, perhaps there is more to the story you do not know. Perhaps I would be willing to explain were it not for pretentious "dude I'm so rad and live near the waves" attitude I see here. Those of us who live within earshot of the waves are very blessed. Enjoy that. There's no need to be a jerk.

    Okay, screw it, I'll just share anyway. I was very fortunate over several years to live near the ocean, in Hawaii, CA, and internationally. Then my dad died. They found Stage 4 cancer and he was gone in less than 2 months. I moved back to Baltimore to help with the family. Then I met my wife, with whom I have gone through a much-harder-than-normal pregnancy. Due to those and other reasons, I haven't surfed much this year. We are hoping to score a move to the Northwest next year and find big uncrowded surf out there. Do I 'love surfing less than you'? Okay sure, if you mean by not wanting to abandon the people I love, then I suppose. Have you charged big Hawaiian surf? Have you hung out with locals in the South Pacific and learned that the ocean is not a recreational spot but, even more, a source of life and spirituality? Those among us who have learned to love the ocean only to be pulled away are equally aware (and sometimes more) of such things. So, what I am saying is, please do not 'rub it in' because you get to surf way more often than some other people. By your logic, I could say "If you really loved surfing, then you would go live on the West Coast where they actually have consistent swell." You would offer some perfectly reasonable argument as to why that is not true, and you would be correct.
    I just moved from DC to Seattle about a year ago and it has been an awesome journey. The 5/4 I used to use for the mid-atlantic is way too hot to use here. The travel time is about the same as DC-IRI, but the waves...the waves are so much better. Pacific power with lots of water moving around. When it's macking in the winter and you don't feel like dealing with 15-20 foot faces, it is all about the the Straits, and with just a handful of guys. There are some core guys that truly rip out here too.

    Wanna change it up and hit the slopes, then bring your snorkel....it can get super deep. Any resort out here blows Whitetail, Poconos, Wisp, 7 Springs, and Snowshoe combined out of the water.

    Once you get here, assuming you'll settle in Seattle, PM me and we'll hit it up.

    Best move I have ever done!

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by cmacd View Post
    Has circumstance found you this dumpy smelly sh!%hole of a swamp we call Washington D.C? Yeah, me too. And it blows. I have amassed a very small group who shred here, but still I find myself spending ungodly amounts of cash on gas for solo trips when the less motivated are content to battle hipsters in the district. So today's your lucky day, if you shred, are motivated, and love waking up to drive hours for shore pound, send me a message. Would love to set up a solid D.C. Carpool crew.
    Best thing about being a surfer in DC is Dulles. Learn it, Use it, live it.



    Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP
    Never understood this mentality, either you love surfing or you don't. Don't use family as an excuse to NOT drive an hour or two to the beach. Why not bring the family along? Why not try to instill the same stoke in
    your kids as you have... oh wait....

    Wait til Dawn Patrol is in PR for his honeymoon. The one swell he gets will come at the same time as when his new bride wants to have some quality time.... You jinxed yourself gringo...

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaime L View Post
    Best thing about being a surfer in DC is Dulles. Learn it, Use it, live it.



    Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP
    Never understood this mentality, either you love surfing or you don't. Don't use family as an excuse to NOT drive an hour or two to the beach. Why not bring the family along? Why not try to instill the same stoke in
    your kids as you have... oh wait....

    Wait til Dawn Patrol is in PR for his honeymoon. The one swell he gets will come at the same time as when his new bride wants to have some quality time.... You jinxed yourself gringo...
    HAHA, yeah it would be my luck huh? Only my soon to be wife is the one who booked this trip and is totally on board. We'll be there for an entire week, and she knows out of that I'll be surfing at least 3, maybe 4 of those mornings / afternoons. No issues here "gringo", and there will still be plenty of "quality time", I don't plan on surfing ALL day every day, just some of it. It's all about setting expectations and compromise, something we seem to do well with when it comes to these things, hence why we are getting married (amongst many other reasons), and she's a big reason i'm able to get in the water so much.
    Last edited by DawnPatrolSUP; Oct 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM.

  5. #35
    tommyh, you rock, man...thanks again for all the helpful info on my CR trip a couple years ago. Hope you get back close to the ocean someday.. Good luck in all your future endeavors.

  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Before we had kids, I moved my wife from her native San Diego to Texas (poor woman). It was great for both of our careers and we made a lot of life long friends, but it required a ton of sacrifice emotionally on her part and not surfing all the time took a pretty hefty physical toll on me. She was never really down, but it needed to happen and I convinced her by offering her this compromise: if after 3-5 years of living here, you don't like it, I'll take you home. And, that's what happened.

    Maybe something like that would work for you?
    sounds plausible...and to who said about expenses. Also, with the ot and sd it would come out just above 50k. I'm just looking to rent too, not buy a house. worse comes to worse i could get a part time job. My sister lives in OC, I'll get the full scoop.
    Last edited by super fish; Oct 2, 2012 at 10:35 PM.

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    HAHA, yeah it would be my luck huh? Only my soon to be wife is the one who booked this trip and is totally on board. We'll be there for an entire week, and she knows out of that I'll be surfing at least 3, maybe 4 of those mornings / afternoons. No issues here "gringo", and there will still be plenty of "quality time", I don't plan on surfing ALL day every day, just some of it. It's all about setting expectations and compromise, something we seem to do well with when it comes to these things, hence why we are getting married (amongst many other reasons), and she's a big reason i'm able to get in the water so much.
    OK I may have gotten you mixed up with my surf trips with women.... Don't go by that....

  8. #38
    Kid Rock-
    Damn glad to see you posting today. I saw a couple of your brothers went down - was hoping it wasn't you.
    Did you ever decide where to take the wife for her birthday?
    Jimi

  9. #39
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    Best thing about being a surfer in DC is Dulles. Learn it, Use it, live it.
    No doubt, 2.5 hours to Ocean City, 4 hours to el Salvador

  10. #40
    Yeah I've been doing it for two years now. Really isn't a bad trip especially in the winter.