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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    it does help. thanks a bunch.

    I am thinking about a rightsville beach relocation. still pretty close to hhi. 4 hour drive.

    and why is the sc area "more sharky". I keep hearing that about the caolinas. does anyone know why?
    jus so you know the drive to hhi is actually 5 hours to hh and then add a bout 30 or so mins to the actuall island. if your wondering how i know this is due to my grandma lived down there and we would travel down to see her and i would go surf.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyH20 View Post
    I used to live in Beaufort for years. Located between HHI and Hunting Island. If you are used to CA you are going to be let down. My recommendation is to get a boat. You can go from HHI to Hunting Island in less than 20 min. There are some smaller islands in between that pick up the swells.......watch out for sharks as they have a large population in this area. Tybee is a good option too......again a boat will get you to all coastal breaks faster than a car. If you look at a map you will see that you have drive inland then back out to get anywhere in this area. I live at Folly Beach now but moving to Wilmington. There are a few breaks here on Folly. The Washout being the best under most conditions. During bigger swells it will barrel......there are a few other beach breaks on the island and a point break to the north......has to have the right swell and has to be big. I hope that helps.
    and saltyh20 dont you post on wblivesurf.com forums? im on there wbsurfer8593 on wblivesurf.

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    Low Country Sharks

    It is more sharky along the low country area because this the area where all the sealife breeds, it is natures fish hatchery. The birds also use these islands to breed then fly away. So where there are are lot of little fish, there are a lot of big ones.

  4. #14
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    Cool, that makes perfect sense.

    Alot of southeast surfers in both of the carolinas refer to "low country" all of the time. Being a san diego transplant from OC MD, I have no idea what low country is.

    Where exactly is the "low country" located, and what does it mean? Does it mean the marsh areas and shallow water barrier islands up and down the coasts?

    Is wrightsville and CB considered low country?

    I just hear this reference all the time and would like to know what it means.

  5. #15
    I know wrightsville and cb, or anywhere in nc isn't considered "the low country". I believe its a term referring to our brothers to the south (especially south of myrtle since no one really surfs there for good reason)...I scored folly back in november and it was one of the best swells i've ever surfed, head high shacks..

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    The low country is where you don't want to be at high tide, a full moon and a little rain.

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    low counrty refers to coastal sc region, east of columbia basically. the waves in all of sc and ga. are going to be really disappointing moving from socal. sc's only break is folly and most of us go north to for any decent swell. i bet you get as many ridable days on the great lakes as you do in HH. if you truly live for surf then i would look at wilm. or jacksonville as they are the closest thing to a decent setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    The low country is where you don't want to be at high tide, a full moon and a little rain.
    Unless you live at Tybee

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    wikipedia defines low country as the entire south carolia coastal counties with more dominant ones on the middle to southside.

    so what makes tybee so muc better. I have heard for years that tybee is the most consistent area, but its in northern georgia right?

    does it have a deeper continental shelf? does it stick out off the shore? what is it?

  10. #20
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    Looking at a map Tybee seems to stick out a little more than the rest. I have never been down to Tybee which is strange......my dad lives on Skidaway Island right below it. I will ask him if he knows.....he does a lot of boating and fishing around there. I will also check it out next time I am on Google Earth.

    This is crazy check it out......it is a bit dated 2001 but interesting none the less.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200107/donahue