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    Moving south - Folly vs. Wrightsville?

    Hey everyone - tired of freezing my A$$ off up here and am researching a move south. Curious to hear about the surf in Folly vs. Wrightsville?

    thanks

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    Wrightsville is better for surfing, but I prefer Charleston area as a place to live. Our girl to guy ratio is awesome, downtown is beautiful, the restaurant scene will make any foodie happy, and our microbreweries are fantastic. Folly has spots like the Washout and the Pier, which both get really crowded in decent swells. There are some other spots on the island that also get pretty good. IOP is just to the north of CHS, and I have found the waves on certain spots there to be on par with Folly (even the Washout).

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    kind of how i was thinking about it. how much rubber do you need in Jan/Feb? hood and booties?


    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Wrightsville is better for surfing, but I prefer Charleston area as a place to live. Our girl to guy ratio is awesome, downtown is beautiful, the restaurant scene will make any foodie happy, and our microbreweries are fantastic. Folly has spots like the Washout and the Pier, which both get really crowded in decent swells. There are some other spots on the island that also get pretty good. IOP is just to the north of CHS, and I have found the waves on certain spots there to be on par with Folly (even the Washout).

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    Quote Originally Posted by waverlysurf View Post
    folly is super preppy and for frat bros and they have no waves whatsoever. wrightsville can get waves and is full of dirty hipster rippers. stay where you are.
    Spoken like someone who has never been to Folly. If anything, I would say Folly is more filled with rednecks. And they get plenty of waves, just not as frequently as WB. In fact, Folly is probably the best place in SC for waves.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenroomhoo View Post
    kind of how i was thinking about it. how much rubber do you need in Jan/Feb? hood and booties?
    I have never used a hood here. I use a 4/3 in January, with some 2 or 3 mil booties. I need to get some gloves, but only think I will need 2mil for the coldest days in winter. I can usually get by with a spring suit up until mid November. This year is rather cold. Have you ever thought about northern Florida?

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    folly is super preppy and for frat bros and they have no waves whatsoever. wrightsville can get waves and is full of dirty hipster rippers. stay where you are.

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    You should also consider New Smyrna Beach for wave consistency and warmth. If food is a driving factor, I'd go to Folly since it is Charleston, and they have awesome food in Charleston. I've never been to either Folly or Wrightsville, but I think Wrightsville has more consistent surf and is way closer to the Outer Banks for surf missions. Just my ignorant 2 cents as always.

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    id love to do new smyrna but cant raise my kids there......was thinking about Jax area though....plus not state income tax.

    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    You should also consider New Smyrna Beach for wave consistency and warmth. If food is a driving factor, I'd go to Folly since it is Charleston, and they have awesome food in Charleston. I've never been to either Folly or Wrightsville, but I think Wrightsville has more consistent surf and is way closer to the Outer Banks for surf missions. Just my ignorant 2 cents as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    You should also consider New Smyrna Beach for wave consistency and warmth. If food is a driving factor, I'd go to Folly since it is Charleston, and they have awesome food in Charleston.
    who moves for food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    who moves for food?
    Forum Platinum, HOF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    who moves for food?
    I married a chef, so that just proves food is a big factor in any decision I make. Well before I met her, one of my mottos was and still is: "The key to a good buzz is a good meal". Just sayin.