Move to Guam?

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Speed Bump, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
    To your earlier (valid) point, living on an island is a whole different thing so Barbados and PR are probably worse places to live than CR in terms of costs, access to stuff, etc... Of course living in remote Baja or somewhere like Playa Carmen CR isn't exactly like living in the US either.
     
  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Yes, I am talking about a short visit for some waves for 7-10 days, given a nice running swell. As you note, I personally have zero interest in living on an island again. Many of my friends have and tell me I should buy a place in PR, but why?? I only like to go for brief stays, and I don't like renting my place out and being a landlord. That whole life style is totally unappealing to me.
    Life in New England is still great. Surfing is mediocre at best, but good enough for this old guy, And besides I now have a new granddaughter that will get much of my attention!!! Someday though, before I die, I will take her to PR with her parents for a vacation to learn to surf!! Hopefully I will not die first!
     

  3. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    guess ya never surfed pavones, play hermosa, witches rock/ollies point, salsa brava or even santa terressa when it was over 8 foot on the face and pumping.
     
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  4. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    I agree with what you said about living on the island as I have lived on an island my whole life and you start to get cabin fever here.
     
  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Waves are okay, but the PLACE is a puke hole.
     
  6. tropic surfer

    tropic surfer Well-Known Member

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    Dec 7, 2011
    No rock fever here although it happened years ago when I lived here.
    Having a few acres in the mountains away from the Rincon circus definitely helps.
    You know, growing bananas, mangoes, plantains, Brazilian cherries, acerola cherries, oranges, grapefruit, avocados, pineapples, tangerines, lemons, limes...keeps you busy.
    No shortage of conveniences here that matter. Sam's, HD, theaters, malls, Dish network, etc.
    After living in the Pacific Northwest, Florida, So. Cal., Louisiana, Texas, you can have the mainland.
    Will never, ever go back.
    Good to know what Costa Rica is like, though. Have friends setting up there and don't know how committed they are but I think they're in for surprises.
    Yeah, there's crime here too, but where isn't there?
     
  7. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2009
    If Rhode Island beats Guam out for anything it sounds like Guam sucks ass. Good spearfishing here. That's about it. Oh and fat chicks
     
  8. mushdoc

    mushdoc Well-Known Member

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Timing and location make a big difference. I have been to a lot of places and while CR can be crap...it can also be world class with the right knowledge. PR is the same. Can be really good/or bad. Hawaii has its North or South season, but even that can disappoint. Indo is the best and most consistent,but the travel time and expense make it hard for me. Never tried Australia or Africa. Maybe someday. Saw you also mention Baja...used to head down there a lot when I lived in So Cal. Same as anything else-sometimes excellent sometimes crap.
     
  9. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Agreed!!
    But I did not like CR as a country. People (true locals) are nice, but not impressed with the surroundings.
    just opinion.
     
  10. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    i donno man personally ive only been to all 50 states but Louisiana and Alaska, PR most of the carribean, Hawaii, most of canada, costa and parts of nica and panama and costa beats all of them in terms of natural beauty, beautiful womarns (granted alot of them are eurotrash but german chicks are hot) and cool ass places to stay that are relatively affordable hands down. Did you leave the Tamarindo Area?

    North shore beats it for waves, PR was worse when I was there then costa ( was in PR this Jan-Feb when it was firing)
     
  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Some people like blue, others like yellow, others like green.......
    Maybe I was not at the best place, and not at the best time? Always possible.
     
  12. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012

    the one thing i didn't like about costa was that despite being relatively cheaper then hawaii, puerto or mainland america, somethings are super ****ing expensive, like ****ty beer (pilsen/imp), cheese, rental cars, and even meals. Relatively speaking of course compared to the rest of central america.
     
  13. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    ok before I read this thread,just want to add my input.

    u cant just think of the waves and temps,maybe u could,idk,but do u have a family?wife and kids.u have to think what will they do there.will they like it?

    waves are waves,theres always going to be waves,basically everywhere.not as consistant as some spots like indo or whatever.but once u move there,ur basically dropping the American lifestyle and picking up on the locale scene.also if ur single,do u really want to be with a guam or an Indonesian lol?not being racist btw,just don't get turned on with them lol.

    so its like the city boy who moved to a Mexican village.gave up a suite penthouse and all the broads,to go live in a tiny hut in a wasteland on the beach to surf perfect waves everyday.the waves are great,but the downtime sucks
     
  14. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    bang indo muslims whores like the shredmachine does hindus
     
  15. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    i would rather have perfect waves and a hut everyday in a wasteland than broads and money and drugs (not including booze and weed) and internet and modern conveniences in an american "paradise".

    down time includes yoga, preparation for the next session and ingestion of said booze and weed.

    its pretty much my life now minus the whole work for half the year thing.

    I go to bed at 9pm and wake up at 5 every day im not working if theres a hint of swell. Gotta stay stoaked, everything else is a distraction (ie family, girlfriend, internet, job, partying etc)

    Where do i sign up?
     
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  16. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    See you US Army Recruiting Center!! Uncle Sam wants YOU!!!
     
  17. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    lol something tells me that if I join the military ill have less time for surfing then i do at my current occupation.
     
  18. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    A lot less time!!!
     
  19. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    well I agree about the booze and weed part lol.i can only imagine tho its hard to get,not in mexico but a place like indo or something,plus those guys kill ppl caught with drugs and they are about to ban alcohol in bali.i could give 2 shyts about money,at the moment lol,i just want to have a good time
     
  20. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    u know when I joined the army they said oh u like surfing,ever hear of pipeline?we have a base on Oahu,bla bla bla....bla bla bla....bla bla bla....don't believe it