So people in the south are smarter and better surfers... It all makes sense now.
Seriously though, interesting. I agree that the weather and exposure to elements stuff. That is very logical and makes perfect sense. I mean, on an even more basic level than that, surfers in the south are far more likely to show up in numbers all winter and spring just because of water temps and weather. You have to be part of the "core" group to A) go to the beach and hang out all day in February in Jersey B) paddle out for more than an hour, wrapped in rubber on a regular basis C) generally go outside and exercise.
Disclaimer: I grew up in MD and would play basketball on sheets of ice in the dead of winter. I would go running when it is 5 degrees out.. So its not that people DONT do it, its that on an annual basis, people in the south don't have to make the difficult decisions or sacrifices that they do in the north, so as a sheer numbers game, there are more people in the water and outside on an annual basis. Cause remember, even in the south the beaches get flooded all summer. Just as bad as up in the mid atlantic and NE. Just as bad. Just as many tourons on the beach. Definitely more in the water too. People will sit in the 85 degree water down here like buoys for 3 hours straight.
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Apr 29, 2014, 04:24 PM #35
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