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    Surfing and Careers

    Is anybody on the boards trying to get into a surfing related career? Discuss

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    define surfing related career?

    Reping- I know a few guys who do that and they never get to surf cause they are on the road all the time.

    Surf Shop Owner-Know a few and they rarely gt to surf (esp in summer) since they are always at the shop.

    Shaper-Get to surf more but barely make a living.

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    Surfing and careers don't mix.

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    suck it up and get a higher education then get a job which allows you flexibility to surf (comp-time, work from home, good pay, generous time off). Its sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oipaul View Post
    suck it up and get a higher education then get a job which allows you flexibility to surf (comp-time, work from home, good pay, generous time off). Its sweet.
    exactly, I work 2nd shift so I can hit dawn partol more often , I got weekends off paid hoildays and great time off plus the pay is good too. My job is sweet and I wouldnt trade for a surfing job well maybe if I wanted to open my own surfshop .

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    All well and good but go find corporate heaven somewhere where you can actually count on waves to complement your precious few hours away from flourescent lighting and cubicles. Delmarva is a poor choice.

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    Teaching is a great choice for a surfer. You can go work anywhere.

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    ok, salty. what do you do?

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    It seems the tragedy of surfing is that most places with good waves, at least on the East Coast, offer very few decent jobs, telecommuting notwithstanding.

    Lets go down the coast and I'll give you my opinion on the areas
    NYC - too cold and too crowded
    DE - could be cool but I don't know a lot of jobs but if you're a Dr. or Lawyer, or accountant, I guess you can work anywhere
    VA Beach - waves aren't so great but I guess you have the military and could do Govt contracting, but this area is sort of beat and ghetto. Not sure I'd want my kid(s) going to public schools there.
    OBX - Live on food stamps and work at Food Lion.
    Wilmington - could be alright but not all that consistent for waves. Not sure about jobs but I think there are some things there.
    Charleston SC - SC has no waves, but you might get a hurricane or two that could help, think there are some okay jobs around here too. I've heard good things and considered this area myself.
    Georgia - next...
    Florida - Jax not too consistent but maybe not bad. I haven't been here.
    Florida south - You got Del Rey and can surf all year round, not sure how great of jobs there are but there is probably something. Hurricanes are another threat to your real estate but like Tyler Durdan said "you aren't the car you drive."

    Sort of interesting to think about.

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    I'd vote health care over teaching but both are good choices. the bad thing about teaching is that it's hard to get off in the fall/winter/spring when the waves are best.