California dreaming

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Scobeyville, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. offshore

    offshore Well-Known Member

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    Sep 5, 2010
    That is dope. Besides the not surfing as much as you'd like that is a solid life experience, good on ya.
     
  2. tibu35

    tibu35 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 28, 2009
    zack619

    Hey man I was just wondering where you thought was the best place to visit in San diego on vacation for surfing and variety of stuff to do? How is pacific beach, ocean beach, oceanside or any other surrounding areas.
     

  3. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    MAN ****in go for it! i am a freshman in college at va wesleyan in va beach. i would killl to go to cali or HI right now. this la nina/ no surf winter bull**** is killing me haha. if you got that kinda deal go for it. you can make minimum wage and still live there, surf, rage, and all of the other good things that socal can provide (coughing on smoke....)
     
  4. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    tibu35,

    There is almost always some kind of rideable surf in OB and Oceanside....not so much in PB or Mission Beach. If the surf is good, OB and Oceanside are pretty much the last places you'd want to be....too many other quality spots will be going off.

    Vacation? That all depends on what your "cup of tea" is. Lots of touristy stuff to do like Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World....all fun. If you like to party, there's no limit to the great watering holes in any part of the city.

    Personally, be it vacation or establishing residence, I'd pick a part of town a little inland from the beach. Living near the water can get a little spendy and crowded. There are so many good places to chill and be only 15 minutes from a variety of breaks.

    For vacation, I recommend Old Town. Check it out online.
     
  5. tibu35

    tibu35 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 28, 2009
    Thanks for the reply....my main concern is catching some waves.....as long as I get to surf I dont really care what I do the rest of the time.....going to santa cruz first to check out a school in the area and then maybe the town at night....if I have some extra dough I would like to see san diego....so will see what happens
     
  6. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Don't get me wrong, Sandy Eggo is cool and all....born and raised there, after all.

    But if you're looking for surf, you may as well stay in SC. Although SD has very good surf, my personal belief is that SC is a bit better....because of the number of quality reefs and point breaks. Also, although SC is a bit crowded, a short drive north or south will take you to some pristine, uncrowded surf.

    2 things to remember "up north":

    1) You'll most likely be surfing with "The Landlord", and
    2) You might as well bring your 5/4, gloves, hood and booties.

    Other than that, it's a piece of cake.
     
  7. tibu35

    tibu35 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 28, 2009
    Yeah I wasn't 100 percent sure if I should bring a 5/4 or just the 4/3..... but I was gonna get one of these as well just incase...... but the tank sized sharks there would prolly crush right through it

    http://www.neptunic.com/sharksuits_csuit.htm
     
  8. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    A really good 4/3 ***might*** get you by, on the warmer days (DryLock, Freak, Psycho, etc) right now. But I prefer warmth. I'd start with a 4/3 around April / May, when the water starts getting back into the 50's.

    Those sharksuits are a little extreme, but pretty cool looking....especially that chick that has the strap going up in her coochie.
     
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  9. Johnny Utah

    Johnny Utah Well-Known Member

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    Sep 5, 2010
    CALI IS WAY TO CROWDED!!!!!!! NOT WORTH IT!!!!!

    Plus not to mention the radiation headed that way!
     
  10. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Told my boss yesterday im retiring. Last day of work is May 6th!
    Someone buy my 6'2 Quadra 6000 quad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $150 takes it
     

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  11. bushwood

    bushwood Well-Known Member

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    Jun 4, 2010
    Your stoked!

    15k and a couch to sleep on $400 a month is epic. Plenty of money to survie on until you can find a paycheck. Pay your friends 2 months rent off the top then find you a part time night gig to keep some cash flow in your pcocket so you dont blow thru your wad, then surf!!!!!!!!
    I am extremely jealous, but wouldnt trade my family for anything, but i wish i had that sort of freedom. Keep us informed on how it goes for ya Scobes!
     
  12. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Im working on developing a website so i can post videos and pictures. If i ever put down the pipe and get motivated ill be sure to post the link.

    As for now buy this surfboard - its a STEAL at $150
     
  13. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    when/where are you heading west?
     
  14. bushwood

    bushwood Well-Known Member

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    Jun 4, 2010
    when you going east?

    Well Zach when you headed east, arent you headed this way once the baby is born?
     
  15. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Zach,
    May 18, Just outside pacific beach in the clairemont area. the street is off of balboa in a nice neighborhood.

    Email me: [email protected] I tried to pm you but you cant accept any cuz its full. I want you to show me that wave in your avatar
     
  16. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

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    Oct 23, 2007
    $400 a month for a couch? I guess prices are higher out there huh? Maybe it's a good start.

    Board looks sweet but what did you do to that track pad bro?
     
  17. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    I will clear out my box.

    You will be living about 5 miles from the avatar spot, so we will for sure go hit that up! I look forward to another compadre from the midatlantic!

    I actually fly home to baltimore for our baby shower on may 18th, but I return to SD on May 22ndish. See you soon.
     
  18. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Its a work in progress. We have some family "supposedly" on board for a coastal re-location with us if we move back east. We are working out many details, which could take 6 months or could take a couple years.... Although i'm ready to move forward with whatever we are going to do right now, I am not stressing too much. The wife and I still have good careers out here, and worst case scenerio, I am "stuck" in San Diego for a while longer with the family. I can't think of a better place to be "stuck". Although I would pack my bags tomorrow, another west coast winter is never a bad thing =). My Daughter is due on or around July 12th. Our lease is up on January 1st, 2012... So that is pretty much our earliest availability to jump ship on our time line...

    But for real, once we get something going, I will be chatting it up with you guys a lot more in preparation for the move. Its one of those things where, if i'm gonna do this, I want to do it now and get another round of life started. So much to do. So much to adapt to. I'm just ready you know?
     
  19. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    My 2 friends found a house, 1700 for 3 bedrooms, its a house with a flat cement patio and a decent yard. Its exactly 2.5 miles east from the beach in PB, next to a bus route to the beach. The house is kinda old, but for 566 a month - plus im never gonna be there.
    Stoked

    I cleaned the board, all traction is off the board and gay pink wax taken off. ITs a solid board, i just hate quads, its a wider board and has a good amount of foam for someone my size 190lbs, 5'11
     
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  20. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 7, 2010
    i know a guy who lived in hawaii for a while, then moved back out here and landed a good job as soon as he came back. although, he was living in a shack back in hawaii