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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Thread: Florida Vs. Jersey
California, jersey, florida all off it
May 22, 2013, 02:34 AM #152
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May 22, 2013, 03:16 AM #155
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
May 22, 2013, 02:02 PM #157
May 22, 2013, 02:14 PM #158
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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...
May 22, 2013, 03:26 PM #159
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.
May 22, 2013, 03:35 PM #160