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    charleston surf

    Hey, i am relocating from the north shore oahu to charleston within the year. Can someone please comfort me and let me know if they have been in a legit barrel within the last year? Im not expecting anything near hawaii surf by any means but im still a bit worried. I know about the inconsistency but as long as those decent days do come around once in awhile i will be ok. I have surfed folly pier once many years ago visiting a friend. Any reassurance would help.
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    There are some decent shots on both of these sites if you take a second to scoll though:


    http://follyhood.blogspot.com/

    http://follysurf.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishop View Post
    Hey, i am relocating from the north shore oahu to charleston within the year. Can someone please comfort me and let me know if they have been in a legit barrel within the last year? Im not expecting anything near hawaii surf by any means but im still a bit worried. I know about the inconsistency but as long as those decent days do come around once in awhile i will be ok. I have surfed folly pier once many years ago visiting a friend. Any reassurance would help.
    thanks
    Buy a longboard if you don't have one. We have a lot of fun days, but head high stuff tends to be rare. We are victims of the same swell as most of the east coast. Folly is the better island out of the 4-5 accessible by car. Folly is sort of crowded, but will seem empty to someone coming from HI. Hurricane swell in late summer is really the sweet spot. This last August and September were very good months. Winter blows due to wind chop and small swell. I personally love this area and wouldn't move for any other location on the right coast. You just have to get used to small waves.

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    rough. mini simmons.

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    my advice, dont leave oahu haha

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    new skills will be required!

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    washout is insanely crowded for even the weakest waist high wave. You can find your own peak along the rest of the isl but it won't be as good. We had fun days this fall but too few and far between this winter
    Last edited by idiot; Feb 5, 2013 at 03:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idiot View Post
    washout is insanely crowded for even the weakest waist high wave. You can find your own peak along the rest of the isl but it won't be as good. We had fun days this fall but too few and far between this winter
    Yeah, the last few weeks have been sh1t.

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    Thanks ah, pretty much what i was expecting to hear...I guess i should sell the step ups and put the money towards a boat... probably more fishing then surfing in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishop View Post
    Thanks ah, pretty much what i was expecting to hear...I guess i should sell the step ups and put the money towards a boat... probably more fishing then surfing in the future.
    Don't give up, just get a log. While winter has been trash, there weren't many days in the summer that I wasn't able to find some rideable swell with a LB. Our fishing can't really compete with HI either, but there is plenty of sheepshead, black sea bass, red drum, and flounder to keep you entertained.