Move to CA... Reasons not to?

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

  1. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Who gives a damn what they think or say. Establish thy own code and live by it.
  2. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012



  3. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Why not move closer than 2 hours from the beach in MD? I have the same urges to head west for better surf, but moving biking distance from surf helped quell the urge for now. Don't know how expensive property is in your area, but just a thought. It's helped me. You get to surf those small windows you would otherwise miss due to logistics.
  4. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    love the name rippin and tearin too. The wild women, the wild women, the rippin and the tearin, the rippin and the tearin. lol
  5. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    Ye ye ye White boi. Well guess what you seem to be making triple digets and talk mad **** why don't you come down here?? Didn't think so pusc. If you did but you won't no balls. Hey I ain't got not money and have to work idk about you. Come on trollclem where you from Michigan. And I don't fk with people unless they fk with me or they fk with people who can't defend themselves. Yankees a cool dude and helps keep the reals trolls at bay like you . I know you don't notice because you to busy trollingn... But look long many two page arguments I've been in... This is the first or second one since 2012. But you trollclem are on another level of stupid. #clemsonkookofdanorth.
  6. rippinNtearin

    rippinNtearin Active Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Have been seriously considering this also. Tough with there not being any big cities with good jobs the closer you get to the beach in MD or NC. I think the chesapeake bay and the NC sound have kept those beach towns as exactly that, beach towns that close up shop in the winter. Are you full time in OCMD now? That place is a ghost town Oct - April.

    Other thoughts are Wilmington, NC... or go against all that I've ever preached and head north to Jerz. Will be up there visiting friends and seeing a show at the Stone Pony this weekend. Gonna scope out the area as a long-term spot and see if it's as terrible as I've always thought.
  7. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Sometimes I wonder if your keyboard is missing as many keys as you're missing teeth in your head.

    Wanna borrow these?



    Mar 22, 2015
    I agree that being 2 hours from the beach is ridiculous,but It's not really that important being "biking distance" from the beach. Who cares if you're biking distance away if it's flat 90% of the time? Unless you like biking to a lake. Being that close

    There's no comparing the west to the east. You can surf at least waist to chest high waves in orange county with glass conditions and temps in the 60s/70s in the morning almost every day from memorial day to labor day. How many days do you get in the east? 5-10 times all summer maybe depending on the year? And that's assuming you don't miss a swell due to work/family commitments! In a bad summer you can go 2 months without a chest high wave.

    Even outside of summer, no comparison between west and east. Winter is brutally miserably cold until you get to OBX points south. It's so cold I don't go out in winter here in the northeast and I jones hard for every swell. And it's still not consistent in winter in MD. You're looking at a few days PER MONTH in January/feb. You know this already.

    Negatives against CA:
    Crowds....this is a big problem in southern california if you're trying to surf well known GOOD/WORLD CLASS spots like trestles/salt creek/blacks beach ect. It's a circus. That being said, crowds overall away from mega crowded spots like trestles are no worse than RI. But crowds are way better in cape cod, obx ect. You can find places on the long stretches of beaches in southern California to be alone. It won't be as high quality as the crowded breaks, but probably just as good as MD! If you're a sponger or want to, around 42nd street in newport beach has it's own break ONLY for spongers. No surfers allowed DAWN TO DUSK. I'd be in heaven there! That's where I go when I go on vacation there. Also, crowds die out in the afternoon outside of summer. Just check out the cams from surfline of huntington beach(not the pier) and you'll see empty peaks just due to subpar wind(we are talking 8 mph onshore wind). Still totally rideable and empty! And there are lots of areas OFF the cam of course. Wind is onshore almost every afternoon.

    Central and Nothern california you can surf pretty much alone if you want, but you're sharing the water with the men in grey suits instead of surfers. Risk of attack is real. Not lightning stike b.s. Forget the nonsense from the shark conservation manipulators. Risk of attack is nearly non existent once you get malibu and points south. Central and northern areas are cold. Freezing cold compared to san diego/OC and not as consistent in summer as OC. You have the opposite problem in this region as the ec. You're waiting for 25 foot storm surf to die down and become rideable. Places like Ocean beach, san fran are nearly impossible to paddle out when it gets big and forget the videos you've seen of a-frames breaking for a mile. That's once or twice a year.
    It's mostly monster out of control close outs with incredible currents and big sharks. Although if its' 15-20 feet at ocean beach, the least of your concern is sharks. You get caught inside you can die easily. You'll be in a life and death battle. One of the most dangerous breaks in the world.

    Honestly OP, I'd just go to hawaii if I were you if the only thing you care about is surfing. It's warmer with higher quality waves and less crowded as long as you avoid the main breaks like pipeline.

    Being away from family is only an equation you can figure out.
    Last edited: May 20, 2015


    Mar 22, 2015
    Oh I forgot to add, there's plenty of days in southern Ca where it's been overhead surf for a week straight. THen it drops to waist to chest and everyone is surfed out and the crowds are drastically reduced. The people out there are spoiled rotten. You can get uncrowded days like that and those days would come more often than the days you actually do have swell in the water in MD. As a sponger, plenty of places the flags fly after 9 or 10am in summer and you can have waves with no surfers. Of course winds might not always be perfect. Much safer as well with a surfer not running into you. There's a reason a sponger is called a "speed bump". For a sponger, it's a no brainer that CA is a million times better than the ec.
  10. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    They build 42 foot surfboards.

    Need anything else?
  11. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    Hey should I go surfing today?

    I'm going to start axing y'all what I should do for all of my big and small life decisions.

    Actually, anyone in it worth it? What's it like 2 foot ?

    Please help me, anybody.
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Did you brush your teeth this morning? If yes, than no. If no, than yes.
  13. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    sure, great advice, except when "they" are the ones who are going to hire, give loans to, work with, work for, recommend, enroll, and otherwise invest in you.
  14. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    What's up kook of the north. Oh yeah it's called an iPhone bro maybe you should get're going to need my spare teeth after knock you out.why won't you say where you're from I know you're yuppie as can be you're just a little white kid from the suburbs who has no real experiences of life so come on down and fight me. I'm not a rich boy like you so you should come here. Why won't you ever say where you're from man.... I know you're not from Charleston and I think you're from New Jersey. I love your Internet persona all talk no walk why don't you post a video of you going straight on the closeout if you can even stand up. I think the only waves you surf are on the web. No I don't think that I'm 100% positive. You uppity want to be Charlston folk make me sick.
  15. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    I am here to save you surf until your heart explodes until the waves are shredded so hard by your cutbacks they turn into steam. And the fish die because your airs when you land. Make mini sonic booms. Hey what do you think about Clempson do you think he's from the north or New Jersey?
  16. Speed Bump

    Speed Bump Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2014
    Dude, what are you talking about?

    I hate sponging with other lidders. Spongers will back-paddle you like there's no tomorrow, and they rarely blow their takeoff. I'd rather get legit burned by a toolbag standup, then back-paddled by another shark biscuit.

    You can only get run over if you drop in on somebody. If a surfer snakes you, you can either back off, cut around, or take them out at the knees.

    San-O is sharky. Or it was until they shut down SONGS. North of Malizoo isn't that much worse until you get up in the PNW proper. What's with the obsession with sharks?

    Nobody blackballs trestles or even the good sandbars at whatever beach. The flags come out to give people somewhere to swim in the summer, and only from LA on south. If you only sponge the blackball you're gonna have a bad time.

    True about the backside of swells being the best time to hit big name spots, though. And 9AM on a weekday when the dawn patrollers are heading off to work and the trust funders haven't made it out yet.
  17. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Can you do next sunday? May 31? I invited yankee to come that weekend too.

    For everyone else, I give you sandblasters in his natural environment.

  18. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Can I use that line?

    Also, Erica Schneckletooth?