California-Hawaii dream faded.

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Wacky kooky, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Wacky kooky

    Wacky kooky Active Member

    Jan 15, 2014
    ever since i was a young surfer i wanted to live in California or Hawaii. Now with the radiation threat on the west coast i have never been more content with being an eastcoast surfer. Dress warm and all your wildest dreams can come true.
  2. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    i wouldn't let the radiation scare me away.east coast sucks compared to the west.less crowds,but also less waves

  3. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    dude just go dont worry about the radiation its all scare tactics, even if you did get sick you only live life once follow your dreams.
  4. Special Whale Glue

    Special Whale Glue Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Me too, now get ready for Brew.

    I'm still not content here though.

    I see you're new, so there are some recent threads kicking around about this. Fukushima leak update, I believe.
  5. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    Are you aching for the ultimate discontentment? Well if you are I have the place for you! Go west young man. No not that west, the west coast of Florida, where disappointment abounds. It can kill stoke in a Belmar minute. Try it, you'll hate it.
  6. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    I wouldn't let a few blog articles passed around social media scare you from moving out west.
    I haven't seen any true evidence that there is anything to be scared out regarding radiation affects in CA, HI from the japan disaster. I would be more scared of earthquakes out in CA, or maybe smog in LA, or maybe great whites in norcal. But, dont take my word on it, do your own research.
  7. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Beach residents in Washington State have been picking up stuff off of the local beaches from the Japanese earthquake since last spring.

    Nobody, as of this writing, has yet to fall over, mutate or glow.
  8. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    It's great when the SI Forum morphs into National Geographic Explorer. The expert scientific opinions are so enlightening. (Emphasis on opinions.)

    Some of you guys need to re-read the human history of nukes on our planet. Try starting with the Castle Bravo disaster in 1954. Contaminated fish, people dying of skin cancers, and a host of other aspects. Sound familiar...?

    And CB isn't the only one, not by a long shot. Radiation is radiation, kids; doesn't matter if it comes from a bomb or a fouled up nuke plant. It's bad for humans at certain levels & that's not news.

    I know a guy who was an Army sgt at Los Alamos. The US military often directed soldiers to stand in the radiation as it passed over them (from the test blasts back in the day). So they could be studied for adverse effects, wtf. Years later, he has massive skin issues & organ problems & health issues that are, yes, directly related to his 5 minutes of exposure to radiation.

    You may not glow in the dark or mutate this year after a few sessions in contaminated water, but good luck with your messed up body a few years down the road.
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  9. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    This is what our lovely governing humans did (and still do) to their fellow citizens:

    "During the 1950s, the mushroom clouds from atmospheric tests could be seen for almost 100 mi (160 km). The city of Las Vegas experienced noticeable seismic effects, and the distant mushroom clouds, which could be seen from the downtown hotels, became tourist attractions. St. George, Utah, received the brunt of the fallout of above-ground nuclear testing in the Yucca Flats/Nevada Test Site. Winds routinely carried the fallout of these tests directly through St. George and southern Utah. Marked increases in cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, bone cancer, brain tumors, and gastrointestinal tract cancers, were reported from the mid-1950s through 1980."
  10. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    And just remember, to take a page from Archy's conspiracy handbook, the media is bought & paid for. Check the Vela Incident from September 22, 1979. You think that shiiiiite didn't have a huge impact on sealife as well as the measurably higher radiation levels that drifted in the upper atmosphere towards Oz & NZ?

    BTW, why don't you Google what's happening to the soldiers & sailors who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan? Their rescue efforts post-2011 Japanese tsunami were laudable. And now? Two & three years later? Our military personnel on that ship are dropping like the nuked flies that they have become.

    Just sayin'.
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  11. weathermaang

    weathermaang Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2012
    I'd be more concerned with the real threat of radiation from the sun.
    Surfers at any beach are at an increased risk of skin cancer from the sun's radiation.
  12. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    are you kidding me? i just got back from maui. i'll go back there for the rest of my life radiation or not haha.
  13. waverlysurf

    waverlysurf Member

    May 10, 2010
    let me tell you guys something. I lived on east coast my whole life (NJ and NC) and surfed all the best breaks around there and a lot of them at their best day as well. Now i'm in hawaii.. and you realize how much of a freaking joke east coast surfing is. just sayin.
  14. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    'after glow'

    there are more waves below the equator than above it. also aussie girls like american guys….
  15. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    There's a great documentary called The Day After Trinity that covers the Manhattan Project in it's entirety. A lot of the physicists involved were interviewed, several of them in tears when discussing the implications of their work. Also interviews residents living nearby at the time, one of whom mentions how the test explosion was so bright that her blind sister saw it. In my humble opinion, the day we figured out how to recreate what happens on the sun is the day we sealed our fate.
  16. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Go ahead a move. It shouldn't be too hard to evacuate after the effects become undeniable. how long will that take when the government controls the media, and the Corporations own the government? probably too long. I've gotten off all seafood, and, for me, that was harder than getting off "the sniff"(which wasn't hard at all).
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2014
  17. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Radiation and good wave or FEMA Internment Camps? I'll take the radiation.
  18. David

    David Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2006
    There are sharks on the east coast too, looks like you won't be surfing anywhere any more.
  19. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    "Did I ever tell you you're my hero?"...
    Sing us another song ..
  20. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I had always dreamed to move to cali... then I dreamed some more about Hawaii... and actually went out there to look for a job... THEN I found Belmar, NJ and was finally content...