Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 70
  1. #51
    i grew up my whole life about 1.5 hours (give or take) from the water. still managed to surf a solid 80% of any good hurricane/ winter swell that has come through in recent years. managed to live by the ocean a few summers in college which was nice minus the lack of decent waves. tomorrow i actually am packing up my car with my boards and everything i can fit in it and driving across the country to start my new life in Seal Beach CA. i paid my dues not its time to be a bike ride away from the beach.

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    VA Beach
    Posts
    2,046
    Quote Originally Posted by krl0919 View Post
    i grew up my whole life about 1.5 hours (give or take) from the water. still managed to surf a solid 80% of any good hurricane/ winter swell that has come through in recent years. managed to live by the ocean a few summers in college which was nice minus the lack of decent waves. tomorrow i actually am packing up my car with my boards and everything i can fit in it and driving across the country to start my new life in Seal Beach CA. i paid my dues not its time to be a bike ride away from the beach.
    Best wishes and good luck in Seal Beach. I miss SOCAL sometimes.

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    584
    I live a 15 min bike ride from the beach so idk bro but I know its on one of my tops on the list of heellllllll no's

  4. #54
    krl good luck with the move you won't be sorry you did so. LB is a great place, good for you.

  5. #55
    I have never lived more than 45 mins from the beach. Gotta have that ocean air, or i start to dry out. Couldnt imagine living more than that away. I find it hard enough to live 30 mins away now. I hate every day of where i live now, just a little bit tho, cause the only reason for the hate is i have to drive at least a half hour to good waves right now (summer), during the winter i think its like 15-20 mins away.

  6. #56
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    The Blue and Green
    Posts
    1,277
    Images
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by leetymike808 View Post
    I have never lived more than 45 mins from the beach. Gotta have that ocean air, or i start to dry out. Couldnt imagine living more than that away. I find it hard enough to live 30 mins away now. I hate every day of where i live now, just a little bit tho, cause the only reason for the hate is i have to drive at least a half hour to good waves right now (summer), during the winter i think its like 15-20 mins away.
    So lucky

  7. #57
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Turtle Island
    Posts
    11,962
    Images
    6
    Yankee and DP nailed the rewards of the search/intrinsic benefits of the travel/all of the above...I am a little envious of you guys that are right there, but I'd bve afraid I'd never get anything done at all if I could access waves multiple times a week all the time.

    Fortunately I'm close to da beach(no waves though), so at least I could get brined when I need to.

    The flip side to all this, just came up in a discussion i was having, I've heard dudes who lived right there say they paddled out less when they did...wait for the tide, wait for the wind to switch, then say f**k it I'll get in tomorrow. I don't see that happening to myself, but to use the parlance of our times, 'ijs'...

    We are extremely fortunate to have our health and the ability to get in whenever we can. Let us give thanks and praise

  8. #58
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
    Posts
    4,714
    Images
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by krl0919 View Post
    i grew up my whole life about 1.5 hours (give or take) from the water. still managed to surf a solid 80% of any good hurricane/ winter swell that has come through in recent years. managed to live by the ocean a few summers in college which was nice minus the lack of decent waves. tomorrow i actually am packing up my car with my boards and everything i can fit in it and driving across the country to start my new life in Seal Beach CA. i paid my dues not its time to be a bike ride away from the beach.
    Good luck brother. You won't regret it. I think it is good for any surfer, at some point in their life to just do this. It is good for the soul. It changed my whole life. Even if you go back to living inland etc. I think it is a healthy thing to do, to post up, for an extended period of time, and just live the lifestyle that you always dreamed of. You may never go back to the way you were, but if you do, I guarantee you will be happier. Pack as many waves in as many hours and as many days, so when you look back on the decisions you have made, you won't have any regrets.

    Stoked for you. Work hard, play hard. Don't mess around and come back 6 months from now. Put your all into it.

  9. #59
    Entering college, I wanted to be a ski bum. I didn't really surf much at all. I grew up a five minute drive from waves. I went to school three hours away in the mountains. I came home after my freshman year, missing the ocean and craving surf. I surfed as much as possible that summer and that's when my drug switched to surfing. The next three years of living as a ski bum at school were fun, but I always craved surf.

    I moved back to within ten minutes of swell after college and I refuse to ever be inland again. I'm a surfer now. Skiing just doesn't make me pulsate in the pants now like surfing does.

  10. #60
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Out on the island
    Posts
    1,233
    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Yankee and DP nailed the rewards of the search/intrinsic benefits of the travel/all of the above...I am a little envious of you guys that are right there, but I'd bve afraid I'd never get anything done at all if I could access waves multiple times a week all the time.

    Fortunately I'm close to da beach(no waves though), so at least I could get brined when I need to.

    The flip side to all this, just came up in a discussion i was having, I've heard dudes who lived right there say they paddled out less when they did...wait for the tide, wait for the wind to switch, then say f**k it I'll get in tomorrow. I don't see that happening to myself, but to use the parlance of our times, 'ijs'...

    We are extremely fortunate to have our health and the ability to get in whenever we can. Let us give thanks and praise
    what happens if you live with waves within walking distance is you get lazy about checking other spots. why go searching when its breaking right out front? Its a hard habit to break especially if time is an issue due to work or whatever. that 1/2 hr drive, bike ride, or walk down the beach eats into your water time. i regularlly surf 2 spots. one is 20 minutes away one is less than 5. the spot 20 minutes away can be the better break but I don't surf it as often as i do the one right out front because its right out front. Gives you forty more minutes of water time before work or the sun sets. I surf the other place only when I have some time off to enjoy it without the obligation/**** i have to do monkey on my back.....like tomorrow.