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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Oh, sorry to change the focus of this thread. I will leave you to contemplate the advice of complete, anonymous, internet strangers, concerning major life decisions.

    Swellinfo community participation threads - You can't go wrong.
    this is spot on.... exactly the same when we have to be force fed all those kooky conspiracy theories here by the anonymous tinfoil hat wearing crowd.

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    Rob a bank or two to finance the endless summer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Oh, sorry to change the focus of this thread. I will leave you to contemplate the advice of complete, anonymous, internet strangers, concerning major life decisions.

    Swellinfo community participation threads - You can't go wrong.
    Feel free to skip over this thread PJB, nobody is forcing you to read and react to anything we post here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    this is spot on.... exactly the same when we have to be force fed all those kooky conspiracy theories here by the anonymous tinfoil hat wearing crowd.
    I disagree Fitz, see this actually involves surfing and the lifestyle of a surfer, and how to achieve said lifestyle. Tinfoil hat wearing threads have absolutely nothing to do with surfing at all, not even a bit. It may seem trivial to someone who already lives on the coast and is "living the dream" but to someone like myself it makes a lot of sense to comtemplate these things, and getting the opinions of those who are either in a similar situation or someone who has achieved what it is i'm looking for seems helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delawaredell View Post
    This is good advice. Also, if you think there is a chance you ill move to the beach in the future, DON'T buy a house where you are. I was lucky enough to get a great job near the beach, but I still have my house that is 2 hours away. Luckily its rented out, but I still have to worry with it.

    It took me several years to find the right job near the beach, so don't get discouraged.
    And look at all the variables with family close... if your family isn't there, who is going to watch the kids (assuming you have them later) while you surf in the future? A lesson I learned the hard way is that family and close relationships are more important than waves...
    Thanks for the response Del, i'll keep that in mind for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    I disagree Fitz, see this actually involves surfing and the lifestyle of a surfer, and how to achieve said lifestyle. Tinfoil hat wearing threads have absolutely nothing to do with surfing at all, not even a bit. It may seem trivial to someone who already lives on the coast and is "living the dream" but to someone like myself it makes a lot of sense to comtemplate these things, and getting the opinions of those who are either in a similar situation or someone who has achieved what it is i'm looking for seems helpful.
    No, DPS, you got me wrong... I was taking a jab at PJB... I think asking for input on location advice/surfing life is appropriate for the forum. I mean only you can make the call on this, but sharing experiences is helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    No, DPS, you got me wrong... I was taking a jab at PJB... I think asking for input on location advice/surfing life is appropriate for the forum. I mean only you can make the call on this, but sharing experiences is helpful.
    Oh my bad dude, damn interwebs, as you were my friend....

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    My 2 cents. Do it. If you plan to have kids, check out the school districts in the areas you look to make sure their ecceptable in case you plant permanent roots there. It's easy to overlook that when you don't have the kiddies to worry about yet....but you never know when their gonna come :-)

    I live near my now aging family (parents/inlaws) and I'm 1hr from the beach....but for a time I lived close enough to hear sets from my bedroom when it was head high or better. I'm happy where I am now, but I'm not sure I would be had I not lived at the beach when it was feasible.

    I don't yearn to live at the beach at this point, but it was a damn good experience for me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkovo View Post
    My 2 cents. Do it. If you plan to have kids, check out the school districts in the areas you look to make sure their ecceptable in case you plant permanent roots there. It's easy to overlook that when you don't have the kiddies to worry about yet....but you never know when their gonna come :-)

    I live near my now aging family (parents/inlaws) and I'm 1hr from the beach....but for a time I lived close enough to hear sets from my bedroom when it was head high or better. I'm happy where I am now, but I'm not sure I would be had I not lived at the beach when it was feasible.

    I don't yearn to live at the beach at this point, but it was a damn good experience for me....
    I appreciate the .02 pkovo, man what i'd give to hear the ocean from my home, maybe one day... but it seems like the most likely scenario at this point is to find a place just on the otherside of the bridge, so technically it'll be on the mainland but literally just over the bridge from the water. No more than 5-10 minutes away. My wife just doesn't want to have the risk of being on the front line in the event of a direct hit from a hurricane. Not that homes on the other side of the bridge won't take a hit if that happens, but it makes her feel better.

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    Hey go for it! Where ever u end up just make sure ya both want the new adventure. After that it will all be good. I'm forced to drive 14 hrs or hit the river in the spring to catch a wave in the Rockies, damn it freaking cold. So don't distress I got it worse lol. We travel a lot. Have fun with it we do.