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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relocation advice needed - east coast south of va
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:
Hope that helps
Jan 29, 2009, 03:36 PM #3
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.
Jan 30, 2009, 03:18 AM #5
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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:
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
Feb 1, 2009, 09:28 PM #7
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Feb 1, 2009, 09:43 PM #8
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.
Jan 30, 2009, 04:16 AM #10
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.