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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    holy sh*t yes. Plane ticket is like $500, go out there and see for yourself and you will realize how stupid of a question that just was.
    After reading this, I'm totally taking my round trip airfare to San Diego on Thursday and trading it in for 5 round trips to Newark. Who wants in?!?!

    FREE SURF TRIP ON SPICOLI

  2. #12
    If you have only surfed OC, NJ then you have no idea what a point break is.
    It is a different type of culture, but there is plenty to choose from San Diego up to Half Moon Bay.

    Take a 3-4 day trip up and down the Pacific Coast Highway to really see what is out there...

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...alifornia.html


  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by surfnurse7 View Post
    In the future I may have the opportunity to go work in California in the upcoming spring and summer, so during my research I am trying to decided what part of California to relocate to for this time period. While looking at what surf spots to base my travels, it seemed like many of the spots are fairly inconsistent (by Californians' standards). I have grown up surfing in Ocean City, New Jersey my whole life. So my question is, for the spring and summer seasons, is California really that much better then Ocean City? Water temperature is warmer here, but sometimes I feel like I'm fighting with hordes of people over 2ft. waves, so is California that much more consistent, and worth a 4/3 up north? or will one still be fighting crowds and inconsistent surf that time of the year, just in colder water? Wanted to hear from some Jersey people who have had a real sense of both sides of the coin. Thanks for any advice.
    Is this a serious question?

    LOL.... NJ/EC is lucky if you get a few times a month of chest high +. In cali, you get it almost everyday. It's like asking which area gets more snow....the high rockies or hunter mountain!!?

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    NJ has long straight beaches. Maybe 2 point breaks and several jetties we pretend are points. Almost all the breaks are sandy bottom beach breaks. California has an insanely varied coastline with beaches facing every direction, points, reefs, beach, piers, jetties, and big waves. I surfed at Malibu and have never experienced a wave like that in my life. It wasn't even a good day there. And its probably not the best point break there. I would love to go back and try Rincon at some point.

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    Check out Cowell's up in Santa Claus and San Onofre down south. Why did I respond to this? I don't know. What am I doing here? I don't know.

    You think "you are fighting for two foot waves?" Yes, you are fighting for two foot waves. Ocean City is the "Surf City" of the east coast from South Carolina to Maine. 10 degress out? 1-2' and clean? Welp, there will be at least five guys out at every friggin jetty.

    What no winter surfing in Jersey? Ahh man, what are you doing? In the central and northern parts of Cullyfornia the water never gets warm. It's always cold, which is b!tchen.

    All the premiere spots in California are spoken for, unless you're Spicoli and find Lowers deserted and everybody perfect gentlemen, in September no less. Don't expect to nab quality sets from a group of bearded grizzly-Adams dudes up north or a bunch of punk LA hooligans at Topanga. These guys on here from the east coast who claim they dominate Moss Landing and shoot are pulling your chain. Moss Landing is totally regulated and they wouldn't even make it to the waterline.

    Jersey guys might try to throw some vibe at Karge St or 18th Ave, but Californians really take this stuff seriously and are much more dedicated to keeping outsiders out. Don't wear a leash at Sunset Cliffs.
    Clear boards and black wetsuits....no fringe colors. Look confused, but angry when approaching new spots. Only use monosyllabic words. Keep mentioning how rad Carl's Junior's Bacon Double Cheeseburgers are, and find the area's most prolific Mexican joint and always walk around with a burrito.

    Say, "WHOOOAAAA, GNARLY" alot.

    Hey, you driving cross the country this Spring? I'll come with you. I used to ride whitewater in Oxnard so I'm cool with the cholos.

  6. #16
    you get more consistent swells. instead of surfing good waves 1-3 times a month you can expect to surf good waves 3-6 times a month. swells are long-period usually so you wait for sets. the points, reefs, and beachies can all be good there at the right time. the reefs love the big souths. not to mention most people know surfing etiquette there and you wont get as many retarded people going straight and not understanding why you're staring at them. i lived in SC for a few years. anyone who thinks it is better here is absolutely nuts
    oh yea and come up with a cool story about how you made a bunch of money and are successful in the surf industry. everyone in the lineup has one there.
    Last edited by peakhunter; Oct 29, 2013 at 03:03 PM.

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    never said I dominated moss landing, the jetty is regulated, the dune is friendlier but heavier wave, I liked that place, its heavy and I had days when I said 'no' as it was too much......I surfed it a bunch when I was there and when it wasnt too gnar.

    I also surfed the jetty one day...when was last time you surfed Moss landing PJB? I was there in 2011
    Last edited by MakeItStop; Oct 29, 2013 at 03:24 PM.

  8. #18
    Move to California then paddle straight out at the Jetty at Moss.....then report back here. This should be interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeItStop View Post
    never said I dominated moss landing, the jetty is regulated, the dune is friendlier but heavier wave, I liked that place, its heavy and I had days when I said 'no' as it was too much......I surfed it a bunch when I was there and it wasnt to gnar.

    I also surfed they jetty...when was last time you surfed Moss landing PJB? I was there in 2011
    1995.......

    So you can act cooler because you were there more recently.......

    or do I act more cooler because I was there first?

    Hey you aren't Chuck Allison are you....lying aboot your age?

    I'll be damned, its Chuck Allison...........

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    uh, no you are obviously cooler. did you have fun at the landing?