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Thread: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Jun 20, 2013, 12:59 AM #41
I haven't read all of these responses so just keep that in mind.....if I repeat or whatever.......
The grass isn't always greener on the other side........
Sometimes people who live inland actually surf more than those at the coast. If you make the drive, you are going out no matter what, right?
Sometimes the closer you are to the beach the more excuses you make......ahhh I'll wait till the tide drops.....ahhh I'll wait until the winds slack........ahhhh I'll hit it first thing tomorrow.....Ironically since it's always right there some might tend to get lazy.......maybe.......after awhile........and actually surf less. After a year or two being in a new coastal locale you might have to change your moniker to, "Dusk Patrol SUP" or "Tomorrow Patrol SUP." Oh, it happens. I lived a half-block from that ocean in North Carolina. I never surfed less. Maybe that was the booze. I don't know......
The drives are a hassle? Don't you always got a lid? A two finger lid?? Three? Driving is swell when you got a lid.
Hey, I'm not being cocky, I'm serious here: Are you really going to weigh the advice from Swellinfo dudes? If so, you Swellinfo guys should be honored.
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Jun 20, 2013, 03:02 AM #48Senior Member
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- Dec 2009
No kids? DO IT. Kids, then stay close to parents or your support system. Kids - I love them, but it can get tough.
Jun 20, 2013, 03:07 AM #49
What's up DP? Tell that feline of yours to start packing her bags.
I hope the trees are still beautiful in Florida. Yes, those trees.
Say "hey" to Revis for me. On your way out, of course.
Jun 20, 2013, 03:10 AM #50Senior Member
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- Jul 2010
DPSup - I was the same situation as you about 11 years ago. My girlfriend (now wife) and I were living an hour inland. I was getting in plenty of surf because when you have no kids you can disappear for 3-4 hours and the long drive is no big deal (I also split winter rentals from Sept. to May some years giving me a crash pad near the beach). But I knew I wanted to be closer to the beach, largely because I knew once kids came along I'd rarely surf unless I was closer.
What I did was this: She and I researched the hell out of the real estate market, took a lot of day trips to different towns. We found a town that had a lots of what she wanted - a good arts scene, people who spoke Spanish like her and a place she fell in love with. Your wife has to love the place you move to. It was a compromise - we're not on the beach and it's not the town that was my first choice. But it's 20 minutes from the beach and it works.
One other piece of advice - if you can stay close the family, do it. I nearly moved to CA about 15 years ago but I stayed because I had two little nephews and knew my parents were getting old. It's been worth all the waves in the world staying close to them. If you can surf dawn patrol and then get to grandma's for Sunday dinner, that's the sweet spot, my friend. I will continue to pass up job offers and promotions to keep this setup as long as I can.