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    relocation advice needed - east coast south of va

    for a general rounded quality of life; surfing, culture and career. what city would be the best for relocating?

    i was thinking wilmington, nc or charleston, sc.

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    Here you go boy, this topic was just covered, a fella is wanting to relocate from San Diego and he was looking for some insight, perhaps this may help too:

    http://www.swellinfo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4097

    Hope that helps

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    take a look at this thread if you haven't already:
    OBX vs everywhere else

    if you want a mix of city and beach living.. south of VA, you've got Wilmington, NC area and you've got some areas in Florida... If you are not as concerned with the surf quality, then there are some places in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    take a look at this thread if you haven't already:
    OBX vs everywhere else

    if you want a mix of city and beach living.. south of VA, you've got Wilmington, NC area and you've got some areas in Florida... If you are not as concerned with the surf quality, then there are some places in between.
    Micah,

    This is andrew, we talked at your house awhile back about the my wife and i relocating. and yes i read every work of the above thread. i guess my real question is does charleston, sc have surf in comparison to other areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettyhead View Post
    Micah,

    This is andrew, we talked at your house awhile back about the my wife and i relocating. and yes i read every work of the above thread. i guess my real question is does charleston, sc have surf in comparison to other areas?
    No. It reminds me a lot of Virginia Beach, but with smaller swell windows. Like anywhere it can have its days. Μagicseaweed isn't very good for real day-to-day forecasting, but it does have nice monthly statistical tables for surf conditions, e.g., see
    http://magicseaweed.com/Folly-Beach-Surf-Report/672/
    Last edited by rodndtube; Jan 30, 2009 at 02:22 AM. Reason: added link

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodndtube View Post
    No. It reminds me a lot of Virginia Beach, but with smaller swell windows. Like anywhere it can have its days. Μagicseaweed isn't very good for real day-to-day forecasting, but it does have nice monthly statistical tables for surf conditions, e.g., see
    http://magicseaweed.com/Folly-Beach-Surf-Report/672/

    thanks everyone for the info

    from magic seaweeds seasonal charts here is the some facts that i found interesting...

    averaged % of the time that the period is more that 7s and bigger than 3ft:

    delaware 20%

    va beach 23%
    kitty hawk(85 miles from vab) 27%

    holden beach(40 miles form wilmington, nc) 25.7%
    wrightsville beach had less than de and emerald or atlantic beaches were hours from wilmington

    the washout - folly beach, sc 25.6%
    10 miles from charleston

    flagler beach, fl 26.5%

    san diego 59.5% (94 of that is ground swell!)

    if this info from magic seaweed is somewhat correct, i am not so sure charleston has been ruled out for me. i am a longboarder and actually prefer my waves to be around waist to chest. and everyone i have talked to has only great things to say about the city itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettyhead View Post
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    averaged % of the time that the period is more that 7s and bigger than 3ft
    kitty hawk(85 miles from vab) 27%
    the washout - folly beach, sc 25.6%
    10 miles from charleston
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    if this info from magic seaweed is somewhat correct
    More useless data from Magic Seaweed IMO. Maybe not useless but any measure of surfing consistency that puts Charleston, SC and Kitty Hawk in a virtual tie is nuts in my book. BTW, Charleston is a great city...been there many times, and dig it. Just not the waves.
    Last edited by mitchell; Feb 1, 2009 at 08:49 PM.

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    wrightsville beach. even though we dont get good swell year round we are warm during the winter and only use a 4/3. but during the summer we get some good hurricane swell. we have good schools if you have kids. and we are know to have benny b. you know pro surfer on the wct or he was but now he's traveling for reef surfing good waves and so what. but reef and sweetwater surf shop (which benny b's parents own) do a surf comp every year during the summer really fun. i've done a few. finally we have jobs in what ever you have a degree in. plus we have good locals that dont get mad alot. but whatch out for the lifegaurds during the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettyhead View Post
    thanks everyone for the info

    from magic seaweeds seasonal charts here is the some facts that i found interesting...

    averaged % of the time that the period is more that 7s and bigger than 3ft:

    delaware 20%

    va beach 23%
    kitty hawk(85 miles from vab) 27%

    holden beach(40 miles form wilmington, nc) 25.7%
    wrightsville beach had less than de and emerald or atlantic beaches were hours from wilmington

    the washout - folly beach, sc 25.6%
    10 miles from charleston

    flagler beach, fl 26.5%

    san diego 59.5% (94 of that is ground swell!)

    if this info from magic seaweed is somewhat correct, i am not so sure charleston has been ruled out for me. i am a longboarder and actually prefer my waves to be around waist to chest. and everyone i have talked to has only great things to say about the city itself
    those stats are pretty much garbage, because they are not real wave height data, but rather forecasted data (of which is off the coast). Listen to what others are saying about south carolina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettyhead View Post
    Micah,

    This is andrew, we talked at your house awhile back about the my wife and i relocating. and yes i read every work of the above thread. i guess my real question is does charleston, sc have surf in comparison to other areas?
    hey andrew,

    Folly beach gets some surf, but generally not as much as other east coast areas. Having said that, I've never even been to south carolina. Maybe ask some questions in the southeast forum.

    Outside of surf, what are your other criterias? There is the wilmington, NC area, but have you taken a look at the emerald isle, atlantic beach area. That might be something to think about.