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  1. #11

    which half do you fall under?

    Boy, it sure is interesting to be able to single out the glass-half-full from the glass-half-empty people... anyone actually feel like staying on message and commenting on the publication itself? It might be interesting to hear about what people's opinions are of it. It seems like so many threads come back to this topic somehow (quality of our surf) which ends up being extremely boring and predictable. Some think it's great, some think it sucks. If you're one who thinks it sucks, deal with it or move, because it isn't drastically going to change. It you're one who thinks it's great, well, take a trip to CA, Central America (Pacific side) Australia or Indo. Understand what it is 'Carolinians' have got and enjoy it. Be thankful. Surfing is so much about attitudes and there are plenty of those that suck no matter where in the world you go and how good the waves are. If you've got a good attitude, chances are you're gonna have a good time whether it's knee-high or overhead. Back to the publication. I like the fact that these people are sticking their necks out, taking a risk and doing something that they truly enjoy creating a magazine about something they love. Sure beats flipping burgers! How many or you glass-half-full people are doing something you REALLY love? How many of you are flipping burgers?

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    I'm aperson that loves something and thats SURFING the EAST COAST. And i'm not a person that's going to complain i'll take any sort of wave even if it's knee-overhead i will surf anything. so everyone should be thankfull for what they have.

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    i am in new south wales, australia right now and the surf sucks ass. it was ok in the northern part of the state and up into the gold coast the last couple of days but i've certainly seen better surf in NC. make the most of your home break - believe it or not, some aussies here are jealous that i surf in carolina.

  4. Thumbs down Nag.. Blah...

    If you complain about it all the time, yeah man you dont appreciate what you got.. i mean if you dont surf to make yourself happy, what else do you surf for? so what we have medium waves..take what you can get.. andbe nice and stop bringing everyone down on here. your depressing..

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    Angry

    pixie is right stop ruining other peoples thought and keep it to yourself. just cause someone thinks the surf sucks in NC and SC doesnt mean other people think so. Also this post was started to support a magazine not someones thought on the surf.

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    A comparison to flipping burgers is not what I or maybe some others conjur as a valid comparison. After residing and surfing on the east coast for a long time, it is easy to get a little impatient or disgruntled about some of the surf. First, there is forecasting, thankful to have it, but I have realized that it only gives you a general idea, you have to eyeball it yourself or talk to others who are at different spots and have a REALISTIC detailed report of that particular break or spot. Otherwise, ya skip some much needed work time for the sport that brings you complete relaxation and it blows once you arrive. Now, a little bit in the past before some global warming and climatology issues, I know of several breaks that only a grom can make look good presently. Also alot of the breaks have became very fickle due to the conditions, sea elevation, etc. So, the swell window is much smaller. Doing some research and surfing several different breaks any different conditions or speaking with others who know the breaks well, will def. help in scoring good surf. Also in response to what was said about Aussie being flat, stick it out to the winter and see what happens. I have had some good friends that have lived years in Aussie and trust me its pretty much a joke at some spots around here vs. What Aussie has to offer. I don't think any surfer in there right mind would argue that unless somebody surfed the midatlantic or hatteras yesterday. I think several people work towards moving to a different locale to score more surf, but if you have a real job around the area, sometimes that can be hard to come by, so its best to travel to score if you get an opportunity. But, it mainly comes down to the weather, the midatlantic and OBX has seen good surf all month and have been right in the swell impact area. Much like Jersey was a couple years ago in the fall, place was on fire for a very long time. The south has seen its share too in the past, so alot of it fluctuates due to the climate changes and weather occuring due to this. I have looked at that water enough at where I am from to see solid consistency of swell for a long period and very weak windswells that last from an incoming mid to high tide session, which will be go to crap within an hour or two. And I have seen many swells just completely miss the area in which I am in, only to be goin off an hour south and north, in which I travel to. So, many of the areas are very fickle and you have to prepare. Ofcourse everybody is thankful for surf, the ocean, the nice weather, etc, but the treehugging attitude of trying to sugarcoat crappy surf, shows your knowledge of surfing and your ablility. If it sucks, it sucks period, yesterday where I was sucked( ie: doubled up, shutting down, shifty, too small, etc.)..So, travel , be patient, research your forecasting, then you will score and regain the stoke.
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    The coast guard supports the surf carolina magazine. so i have heard!

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    Just flipped through the magazine. I thought it was quality and the they did a very good job.

    I do think its interesting to combine the outer banks with the southern NC and SC region. To me they were always two distinct regions. But I guess if enough guys are taking the voyage to the Outer Banks then it makes sense. And, of course thats where some of the better waves can be found.

    Have you guys checked out Matt Lusk's photos from this past swell on the OBX:
    http://mattluskphotography.com/

    EPIC!

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    can't wait to take a look at the new mag but yeh lusks photography of the recent swell in the obx IS definitely epic and is a testament to the quality of surf that rolls into the great state of NC