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  1. #11
    Monmouth County for sure! You can just hop on a train to NYC in little over an hour. and its Boss' home turf! He lives in Rumson now though (not far).

    P.S. anywhere you look you'll find that people aren't selling as much.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakagrom View Post
    it depends on what kind of town you're looking for. i don't like cities that much so I like the smaller beach towns. South Monmouth County and Ocean County in NJ would be a good compromise between both because there are not too many people but not too little.

    whatever you do, don't be a commuter. You don't want to identify yourself with the Benny crowd, and besides, it's more fun if you live closer to the ocean anyway.
    Curious, how do you identify yourself with the "benny crowd" haha? If you commute more then 20 miles, you're a kook? Come on dude, calm down you're not at pipe or J-Bay.

    I live in northern jersey and trust me cant wait to sell my place and buy home close to the beach. However, I'm not a kook, nor do I disrespectful people in the water as I'm pretty aware of who I see out there all the time and who are chill and rip vs. the kooks who live in mommys house suck, have wack style but think they are Jordy and have big mouths like they own the ocean.

    Anyway, I'm all for protecting your spot and everyone showing respect as that is where you live and surf everyday but just because people come there to surf that dont live in your town doeant mean you have to act like be a barney.

    In the winter though, always see the best crowds or most respectful surfers out in the water no doubt and that's why gotta love jersey during this season.

  3. #13
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    i'm sure there are lots of people now a days, who are looking to have someone rent their vacation home for whatever they can get. Even tho the real estate agents have an asking price... believe me there can be a considerable amount of negotiating with these beach rentals.

  4. #14
    If water temps are a big factor VB is warmer longer than Nj. Vb stays boardsshorts from about mid-june to mid-october then you can probably get by with a 3/2 until mid december and then 4/3 or 5/3 for the 40 degree waters until end of march when it starts warming up again.

  5. #15
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    NJ Does have much better waves but one nice part about VB is that it is only a one hour drive to the OBX. Alot of guys that live in VB will regularly surf in VB but then take a day-trip down to the OBX every few weeks. I regularly take camping trips down to Hatteras (two hour drive) and have a great time.

    Hope this helps!

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    yes,it does help, thank u all.

    so, to the vb guys: how is daily life down there away from surfing? is crime bad? the statistcs aren't too great down there, but is that because of norfolk etc.? or is the actual coastline safe?

    I hear that traffic in vb is aweful.

    and obx is a definate plus being so close. baja mexico as likee that for me for the past 6 years. I went on day/weekend trips 2 _nd 3 times a month. surfing empty reefs and point. all natural!!

    now baja is a war zone and none of us gringos r safe down there. it sucks. baja was my second home.

    40 minute drive from my house in ob and im in the lineup at baja malibu. ohhh memories...

    **** all these drug cartels down there. killing and terrorizing innocent people.

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    I have live in Virginia Beach my whole life. Well actually I don't "live"there now cause I go to college in colorado, but I still return every summer to teach surf camp. VB is a great place, all this talk of crime and what not is in the ghetto. VB is a HUGE city, and yes there are bad areas, but then there are ridiculously nice areas. Anything near the ocean is gonna be awesome, and you can find some anything to suite your price range. Honestly I would say that its a great place to raise kids, you just need to find a house that is a good location. I personally would choose to live there over jersey anyday.

    And as for the snow thing, I've lived in VB for 21 years, and I can count on 2 hands the number of times its snowed more than an inch.
    Last edited by BonerSurfs; Feb 15, 2009 at 06:26 PM.

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    zack619, I posted you about your relocation query and gave my vote for SNJ. I believe the town you have been referring to, on the island where Atlantic City is called Margate. This is where I set up shop after having to leave my beloved Pacific Beach, SD. It is a very year round community. Margate has its days but your right in between Ocean City and Atlantic City which can get very good. its a 10-15 minute drive either way. there are towns on the mainland like Northfield and Somers Point which might be a little cheaper and takes about the same time to get to the beach. the further south you the more seasonal it is and quite dead till you hit Wildwood and Cape May. Cape May can get very good it just needs a BIG swell to turn it on. Central and North Jerz the waves do have more punch and get a lot more hollow but I really no nothing about the scene. When hurricane season is on its just a six hour drive down to the Banks and then you just follow it up the coast. As far as the cold water goes wetsuit technology has come a long way since I used to surf in the winter in a straight 3mill. If need a break down on any spots just send me a message.

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by VAsurfer604 View Post
    NJ Does have much better waves but one nice part about VB is that it is only a one hour drive to the OBX. Alot of guys that live in VB will regularly surf in VB but then take a day-trip down to the OBX every few weeks. I regularly take camping trips down to Hatteras (two hour drive) and have a great time.

    Hope this helps!
    Ya, this is VB's only saving grace. Anytime there is a swell, I drive down south, sometimes multiple times a week. If there is swell and the wind is offshore its worth the drive 110%. And it does not take 2 hours. You can make it to Kill Devil Hills in an hour. And if its got size this is probably my favorite place to surf. My record is 35 min from my driveway to the wrights brothers bridge. You can make it to Rodanthe in a little over an hour usually. And the more you make the drive the easier it becomes, and you'll also learn where all the cops hide.

  10. #20
    I live in north nj and commute to the beach when there is swell. There is a substantial difference in the amount you can expect to pay in real estate between snj and nnj. Everyone has their own idea of where snj begins but most seem to agree it is near the lbi area. I have a friend who bought a condo in Brigantine for a song and she gets plenty of waves. I dont know much about the area but I dont think it is that far of a commute to AC to work if you choose that route. I have only been to AC once this past year for a convention and I can tell you that place is a hole. You do not want to live in the city!