Was out of work the past two winters. Scored great waves during both. They were much better than this winter so far tho. It is pretty sweet to have nothing other to do than surf, but unemployment barely covered my bills. Just had to simplify things a bit, and picked up some design work from a shop in NY. Take advantage of it man, it's great to have that time. If we get good swell you'll love it. Found myself flat broke this fall and talked my boss into keeping me on this winter. Worked out kind of nice considering the lack of swells. Enjoy yourself and be sure to collect unemployment, that's what it's there for.