I teach! I still find a way to surf and go to school. Sure, school may not be for everyone, but as Eddie Aikau once stated: "There will always be a better wave." Find a way to do both, always.
I usually surf in the morning and then go for an evening sesh.
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Thread: Waves vs School
Jan 29, 2013, 02:02 PM #11Junior Member
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Jan 29, 2013, 02:22 PM #12
being a responsible, working adult surfer who still gets a ton of water time is about time management & prioritizing. when can you afford to blow off your responsibilities all day? when can you afford a couple hours? when it's flat, you build up your sick & personal days by working your ass off (& staying fit at the gym or however you choose), so that when those really good days of waves arrive, you can disappear & no one will be pissed about it.
like a few others here, i'm a teacher. i've never missed a day of school in my career b/c i was sick, mostly b/c i don't get sick. i've missed plenty of days over the years to surf all day. you gotta know when to hold 'em & when to fold 'em. winter surfing, for me, isn't a hold 'em proposition. i still get plenty of water time, but the forecast looks like it's gonna be better in the afternoon where i am, so i'll be the first one out the door when that bell rings so i can get in the water.
if you're in college, look at the forecast & figure out when the best tide/wind combo will be for your spot & try to surf then or as close to it as possible. if you're in high school, get your ass to class. you've got plenty of time to blow off school or work to surf the good days ahead of you (& besides, you can surf after school).
Jan 29, 2013, 02:56 PM #13
If the surf session will help your brain for studies then go for it. You'll come back feeling great and everyone wil wonder why you have that smile on your face. Though doing both would be a good compromise.
Jan 29, 2013, 03:14 PM #15
Yeah, I rememberin FL, skipping school and hitting the Bee Line Expressway to Cocoa. Got a day of surfing in and still got back before rents got home. How was school today son? It was great! LOL
Jan 29, 2013, 03:18 PM #16
Jan 29, 2013, 03:21 PM #17
No TheWocal, I do not want to upgrade to the express lube service. Just pump the gas, please.
Jan 29, 2013, 03:27 PM #18
Dawn, grew up in Clearwater, then moved over to Largo. Went to Pinellas Park High. Yeah, I miss those days!! And that damn little guy that sold the icee's at Canaveral pier!!
Jan 29, 2013, 03:39 PM #19
Jan 29, 2013, 03:41 PM #20
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- Dec 2010
- Virginia Beach
im in college and i get to surf a lot thank god. I moved down to the beach so i can surf before and after if its good. if you can commute to school do it! anyway back to the original question. My reasoning is as long as it's Chest high+ and you don't have graded work to turn in, go for it. if it's high school, like everyone else said, go to class and surf after.