Move to CA... Reasons not to?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by rippinNtearin, May 18, 2015.

  1. JawnDoeski

    JawnDoeski Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2014
  2. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2015



    Sep 17, 2013

    sodomy in 3..2..1...
  4. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    thanks Riley..
  5. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    wait riley is a female right??
  6. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    To the OP's question I think Riley gave you the best reason not to move to CA. MEXICANS!!!!
  7. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    shark hunter where the phuck u at!!???

    lol this is a thread that makes si so classic.i don't even recall what the thread was aboot,all I know is it was hijacked like 12 times lol,theres like 3 different beefs on here,and its almost Friday!!
  8. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    thats exactly what he his
  9. HaydukeLives!

    HaydukeLives! Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2015
    I got a job offer in santa barbara 2 weeks ago. I contemplated it for 2 hours and turned it down because I'd rather sit through flat spells and read how good everyone is at karate, who can take who, who slays hotter chicks, and who makes more money then the guy living on the coast.

    None of that is true, but I wish I would have thought about the offer a bit longer and maybe I could be helping the clean-up efforts from the oil spill.

    Hay carter, I got hit in the head with a 9iron when I was a kid, shattered my skull into 32 places, and took two years to learn how to talk again. Tastless comment back there, jus sayin. Internet threats are never that cool.

    And to my stomach riding and upright riding brethren, why is it that purveyors of alternative activities feel the need to defend themselves? especially against one another? No one cares if your paddling out a 2x4 or a chimney when its 10ft, at least youre (trying to) paddling out. We are all sissies when its 3-4ft.

    Frost, as said before, youre stunning.

    Clemson, I still would love to talk about my latest vision quest, you always seem so open to having in depth conversation about how others live their lives, think it would be cool. (ps, I'm not sure if I want to hear about your average time at a large collegiate institution, or about how sweet your life used to be while in college, but I would enjoy seeing some more of the surfing vessles you have built)

    Riley, South Jersey vs. Rhode Island, who would win?

    This thread is all time.
  10. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    someone mention vision quest?? [video=youtube;q-uZrBHrjzk][/video]
  11. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    So where do you come into to this fight? Do you not have anything better to do? Jesus man you just like to troll for the sake of it. Do you have anything better to do with your life. Carter don't randomly call u out. Crap crap
  12. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    South Jersey vs Rhode Island how?

    1. Waves?

    2. Attitude?

    3. Bad arsedness?

    4. Sophistication?

    5. Puerto Ricans?

    1. Depends what one is looking for and how patient one is

    2. Good - Rhode Island.
    Bad - New Jersey

    3. New Jersey

    4. Rhode Island save Princeton, but they spend all of their time in New York anyways.

    5. New Jersey Providence is a lone beacon in the hood ocean. In New Jersey you are never more than a 15-minute drive into some action. Pawtucket vs North Camden?

    Isn't Rhode Island a once-mafia city-state? I don't know.
  13. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013

    Actually, those aren't reasons not to to move to CA. Just articles in the news over the past week.
    The oil spill near Refugio and El Capitan north of Santa Barbara was in an area that I enjoyed, whether diving, camping, picnicking, or making a stop while driving along the coast.
    As has been said, the cost of living, particularly anywhere near the coast, is pretty high. Lived there for many years, 1969-1997, from San Diego (Navy) to San Luis Obispo (college). Moved to VA Beach in 1997. Moved back east for the seasons, variable weather, and to be closer to relatives on both sides of the family.
  14. snobowin

    snobowin Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Here is the problem with all the answers to this post. All the people that have moved there are not reading the Mid Atlantic forum. The ones who are reading it have all the reasons not to move there and didn't or didn't like it for one reason or another. I know several east coasters who moved there out of college and are making good livings and living with in walking distance of great surfing. They moved to get great surfing close to the home and work. I personally have found that people there were friendly and helpful. It is a big change and you are a distance in time and money from family. The cost of living is high but so is the cost of living in many parts of the east coast. Va was mentioned which is a reasonable but how about NJ or NY. Doesn't get much more expensive than that. You have to make a decision how much good surfing is worth to you period. Good luck and enjoy life where ever you are. Life is too short not to enjoy.
  15. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
  16. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Wait a minute.. This threads back on track??? Where'd the hijackers go..? Carter? Clemson?
  17. SLIPPA

    SLIPPA New Member

    May 6, 2015
    Ny 2 sd

    I moved to San Diego a few months ago and couldn't be happier with my decision. Don't get me wrong, I miss a lot of things on the EC, mainly family and friends. Empty line ups are awesome, not to mention some of the best barrels I've scored around the world were right in NJ where I lived the past few years.
    Just got tired of putting on that 5/4 suit, at least now my thickest suit is a 3/2 and I'm only a 30 min drive from Mex, which is insane btw. But there are some downfalls:
    A. It is super crowded
    B. Just as expensive as NY
    C. The waves are not always good (but the winter was insane)

    My opinion, I won't stay here forever, my next move will be HI. I came here knowing that, I just wanted to jump halfway and get out of the cold for a few years.
  18. krl0919

    krl0919 Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2011
    I did it 9 months ago. The "awesomeness" wears off fast. constantly crowded waves, next to no etiquette in the water and everyone takes being a "surfer" way to seriously. growing up in NJ and being used to the way we operate makes in hard for me to tolerate the people here also. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of great things about living here but i find myself missing NJ a lot. I'm doing 5 years here tops and then booking a$$ back to the motherland.

  19. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    theres alot better surf people and places north of california... thats all im saying
  20. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
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    What is now California was first settled by various Native American tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries. It was then claimed by the Spanish Empire as part of Alta California in the larger territory of New Spain. Alta California became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence, but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The western portion of Alta California was organized as the State of California, which was admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic change, with large-scale immigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.

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    The word California originally referred to the entire region composed of the Baja California peninsula of Mexico, the current U.S. states of California, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming.[citation needed]

    The name California is most commonly believed to have derived from a fictional paradise peopled by Black Amazons and ruled by Queen Calafia.[16][17] The story of Calafia is recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián, written as a sequel to Amadis de Gaula by Spanish adventure writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo.[18][19][20] The kingdom of Queen Calafia, according to Montalvo, was said to be a remote land inhabited by griffins and other strange beasts, and rich in gold.


    Main article: Geography of California

    A topographic map of California

    A forest of redwood trees in Redwood National Park

    Mount Shasta

    Aerial view of the California Central Valley

    Big Sur coast, south of Monterey at Bixby Bridge

    Yosemite National Park

    Snow on the Sierra Nevada in eastern California

    Death Valley, in the desert regions of the Inland Empire

    Potato Harbor on Santa Cruz Island