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  1. #151

    California, jersey, florida all off it

    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    http://www.swellinfo.com/surf-foreca...lifornia-north

    The Cali guys must get a kick out of the old NJ vs FL thread.
    Funny you mention it. I am from Long Branch NJ and have surfed a lot of east coast breaks including Florida (both north and south) as well as the OBX (just cape hatteras, rodanthe and frisco pier), wrightsville and carolina beach NC, and south carolina (the washout and all over myrtle beach). Now, I live in California because I had a chance and just went for it.

    I have to start by saying the worst surf is in south carolina. Never anything worth mentioning or photographing (and definitely not worth living there)...
    Brings me to the next point, California beats the east coast overall just by having the most rideable days year round (rideable i define as head high or bigger) the longest you wait inbetween swells is no more than a week. but NJ on the december 21rst doomsday swell as it was nicknamed was the best barrels I have had all year, by a loooong shot. Mind you, after I surfed the doomsday swell (I was lucky to be home from college on winter break) I returned to california and road tripped all the way up north to santa cruz to do some bigger wave surfing.

    Florida is fun, but I enjoy cold water, so I vote NJ. I did have a slight laugh reading this forum, but not in a bad way, I just remember living in the east and debating who gets the best waves. Itīs whoever receives the brunt of the storm. Every storm has a new track, giving new swell to waves in different regions all over the east. There is a wealth of great point breaks up in the northeast region between nova scotia (for the avid travelers with time and money) and plenty more down ending at Montauk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobG View Post
    I used to work in FL and damn do I miss that authentic Cuban food...
    Great Spanish food of all types, seafood is excellent too, what part of Florida was is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peajay4060 View Post
    Really? Tampa has it as good as NYC? What parts of NYC were you in? Where did you stay? Where did you eat? What kind of time did you put into NYC before you made that call?
    I say better, not into super congested big cities with overpriced everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromsurfer123 View Post
    Funny you mention it. I am from Long Branch NJ and have surfed a lot of east coast breaks including Florida (both north and south) as well as the OBX (just cape hatteras, rodanthe and frisco pier), wrightsville and carolina beach NC, and south carolina (the washout and all over myrtle beach). Now, I live in California because I had a chance and just went for it.

    I have to start by saying the worst surf is in south carolina. Never anything worth mentioning or photographing (and definitely not worth living there)...
    Brings me to the next point, California beats the east coast overall just by having the most rideable days year round (rideable i define as head high or bigger) the longest you wait inbetween swells is no more than a week. but NJ on the december 21rst doomsday swell as it was nicknamed was the best barrels I have had all year, by a loooong shot. Mind you, after I surfed the doomsday swell (I was lucky to be home from college on winter break) I returned to california and road tripped all the way up north to santa cruz to do some bigger wave surfing.

    Florida is fun, but I enjoy cold water, so I vote NJ. I did have a slight laugh reading this forum, but not in a bad way, I just remember living in the east and debating who gets the best waves. Itīs whoever receives the brunt of the storm. Every storm has a new track, giving new swell to waves in different regions all over the east. There is a wealth of great point breaks up in the northeast region between nova scotia (for the avid travelers with time and money) and plenty more down ending at Montauk.
    I don't live in this area for the surf, and surfing would never be the only reason I live in any place. Charleston living is about as good as it gets for me. I will say that Myrtle Beach sucks compared to Charleston. There are much better and more consistent places in the charleston area, but even IOP and Folly popular spots aren't that bad. We don't have the NE or FL consistency, but when it is good we have nice clean barrels. I still wouldn't live anywhere else on the east coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    I say better, not into super congested big cities with overpriced everything
    You say better after spending time in both places right? Not like the jersey Florida thing where you say Florida is better but have never surfed in jersey and haven't surfed too many Florida spots either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    I don't live in this area for the surf, and surfing would never be the only reason I live in any place. Charleston living is about as good as it gets for me. I will say that Myrtle Beach sucks compared to Charleston. There are much better and more consistent places in the charleston area, but even IOP and Folly popular spots aren't that bad. We don't have the NE or FL consistency, but when it is good we have nice clean barrels. I still wouldn't live anywhere else on the east coast.
    gotta agree, charleston is fantastic - the weather, the architecture, the foliage, food, etc is all there. I lived there for a couple of years (right before moving to south FL) and thought the surf at folly was really good, too...granted, I was going to school, so I didn't have time to surf a lot, but did catch the major swells and it was always glassy, perfect peaking barrels.

    in comparison, california is a friggin desert with no culture (unless you consider the overwhelming mexican presence) and the water is full suit cold, year-round. The compromise is you can live way inland and be pretty sure, when you do make it to the beach, there will be surfable waves at some point in the day...it'll probably be slightly onshore/crumbly, but most likely waist high or better and fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peajay4060 View Post
    You say better after spending time in both places right? Not like the jersey Florida thing where you say Florida is better but have never surfed in jersey and haven't surfed too many Florida spots either?
    I don't have to go some place to know that I want nothing to do with it. Big cities like that don't do much for me, i prefer smaller laid back towns, that's just my preference, so yes I can say that it is better here... FOR ME. You might prefer the big city, that's your thing. I've surfed plenty of spots in FL, but it's near impossible to get to them all, especially when you know where the best waves are and tend to go to those spots. Why would I go to a lesser wave just for the sake of saying i've been there? Florida has more coastline that California and is only 2nd to Alaska, so i'm sure you could understand why it may be hard to visit all the spots.

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    Wow I cant believe i wasted time just reading through this post... again.... and once again not pictures or vid to prove whos spot is better- just a bunch of ppl crying... get over it, we are on the east coast- its the atlantic... its usually a lake anyways...

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    Lived in NJ my whole life, and have been visiting family in Fla, at least a couple of trips a year, for the last twenty. When in Florida, I usually surf in the Sebastian's area. Honestly, both have their positives and some negatives, and I don't care which is better. If I'm in Florida and catch a swell, I'm psyched. When I'm home in NJ and catch a swell I'm psyched. Have to agree about Charleston though, I have never surfed there, but that is a great place. Used to go there a lot in the early nineties, loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Irish View Post
    Lived in NJ my whole life, and have been visiting family in Fla, at least a couple of trips a year, for the last twenty. When in Florida, I usually surf in the Sebastian's area. Honestly, both have their positives and some negatives, and I don't care which is better. If I'm in Florida and catch a swell, I'm psyched. When I'm home in NJ and catch a swell I'm psyched. Have to agree about Charleston though, I have never surfed there, but that is a great place. Used to go there a lot in the early nineties, loved it.
    True that, I can understand being psyced about both for sure. Any day in / on the ocean is a good day IMO, regarless of geographical location.