Moving to the Pacific NW

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by mattybrews, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. windswellsucks

    windswellsucks Well-Known Member

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    Oct 20, 2007
    both of you guys bring up valid points and both locations have their positives and negatives. if i was moving to the NW itd probably be to vancouver, sombrio is a fun wave and great mountain biking nearby. ive traveled to a lot of places tho, and still really like my local NJ beach break home town
     
  2. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2013
    haha. gotta throw in puerto huh? lets throw in nova scotia then. and puerto rico. $hit, Jbay, skeleton point, morroco, ireland are all east of the west coast. that count? stick to the topic at hand. easy to cherry pick most infamous spots huh?
    i grew up on the central coast and the beachbreaks, although consistent, are not typically hollow like say, NJ by any means. mostly sorta ho-hum. the 'surf media' tends to avoid them beacuse they are not that great most of the time. newport? gets really fun yes, but has more than it's fair share of flatness and $hitty closeouts. and talk about crowed, entitled, rich-boy f*ck-heads. and of course there is expections like moss, blacks, OB ($hithole 99% of the time) but the number of good days is roughly the same. more size yes, but chunky and onshore most of the time. you surfed the outer banks much? NJ. NY or cape cod going off? Maine? anywhere? do you even surf? lots of west coast people (some well know mavericks chargers) will vouch for places like NJ and outer banks. hell, i've sat on the railing at the lane checking a surf mag with some of the boys drooling over pics east coast dredgers.
    i've seen socal dead flat for months on end. plus, west coast beachbreaks closeout on long period swell. they turn on with short interval swell. sound familiar?
    oh, the redwoods end in southern oregon. after that it's spruce, cedar and alder till AK.
    town proper in santa cruz is over-run sometimes. but the sheer number of spots plays nicely in your favor over time. just last month i surfed a reef at the top of the point (east side) firing with only 3 other guys for hours. in winter, nobody wants it in the mornings. true the beachbreaks are better around there but mostly on south swells. and great, OB handles 10 ft. try and paddle out when it's like that. most humans can't handle it. not saying 'it has no good beachbreaks' at all! just the NW! just not better then your gonna find here. name 1 where this dude is thinking about going.
    don't even try to compare the NW to santa cruz/central coast area or some of the beaches on the east coast. you'd have to be delusional. you would feel like your on deadliest catch.... lost at sea. not that 'surfable'. this is why i threw out SC.
    this dude wants to surf and hike or whatever... well central coast CA has it all. hell, mountain biking was invented there. the NW, besides summer/early fall, isn't so great a place to be a surfer. i'd take the east over the NW.

    using mexico beaches for backup?!?! whole other ballgame. it's not like west coast surfers just go surf them all the time or something. everybody from everywhere goes there. ****, why not add hawaii to your list. it's west of here.
     
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  3. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2013
    wow. it's good to know that people only do drugs and get shot inland NJ. you think heroin isn't in the NW?? baaahahaha!! most of it gets to the east via the west coast. fact.

    my point was... if you move to the PNW, get ready to not surf that much. i had a friend in the PNW from the outer banks. he absolutely ripped. easily the best surfer around. but quit surfing altogether after a while. he always talked about wanting to go back to the east coast or down to CA. he felt very let down by the PNW. the grass ain't always greener...
     
  4. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2013
    he moved to cresent city and quit surfing... but makes $5000 wooden guns and such.
     
  5. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    May 21, 2006
    There are many old names in surfing in the PNW and their children and children's children. Met a number of them on a couple of occasions at a couple of the better known spots in N. Oregon on lazy day surfing days. There are also many nice spots tucked away with and without easy access. Some of the walk-in spots on goat trails are simply mind boggling beautiful. Reminds me of surfing in PR in the early days before there were so many crowds and so much development The rewards are out there for those who seek them.
     
  6. Bill Cosby's nephew

    Bill Cosby's nephew Well-Known Member

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    Jun 21, 2013
    The real important question is why do you want to move? Are things severely ****ed up where you are and you feel you need a fresh start?
     
  7. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Dude don't do that bahhhaaaaa thang.

    Dude, New Jersey's heroin does NOT come from the west coast. FACT. Your dope out there is garbage. FACT. New Jersey typically wins the title of State with the Purest Heroin on Streets....look up some facts and figures from sources that know the scoop. And Philly is THE CITY for the raw.

    We get our dope from South America. And it doesn't go through Mexico like the media and stuff has you believe. It comes directly from Colombia or via Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, etc. And it comes straight to New York, Philly and other shipping ports or airports throughout the east coast.

    Anyway what was your point, ese? I never said, "Drugs only exist in New Jersey." And you claimed emo and meth as the typical NW types. So I countered that I'd rather deal with them than with the typical NJ person. Meth is wayyyyyyy bigger out there and heroin is wayyyyyyyyy bigger out here.

    And your statement that most of the east's heroin comes from the west coast makes me question how much you really know aboot the surf in Washington. Actually your descriptions sound straight out of a surfing guide. You named all of the spots that they would name. Man, we don't do that tar grabage out here, baby. South American white, man. Even LA's dope sucks. You come to the Northeast for that stuff, sugar.

    Who was your Outer Banks friend that ripped so hard?
     
  8. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause." - Confucius
     
  9. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    And yes, I am insane when it comes to people making false claims concerning drug potency and it's smuggling routes. Yes, it's a sore spot of mine, and, yes, I am nuts. I readily admit to this.

    So no hard feeling Atlantic0 but gosh dang it man, we northeasterners do not get dope from the west coast. My God, it makes no sense economically or georgraphically. I mean, Colombia is right down south of us. Why would they send it a quarter-way around the world in the wrong direction? ARGGHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!
     
  10. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    +1, Public Service Announcement right here. This goes for anywhere in the world my friends. Be generous, make friends, it's that simple.
     
  11. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2013
    who cares about drugs anyhow. hmmm... you seem a little too into it. it seems to be big reason for you to claim the east coast as sh!tty. and fact, most opiates are imported through the big west coast shipping terminals via china. my info is first hand knowledge from USGC boarding and inspections. drugs are everywhere. agreed?
    all the good surf spots in WA are on the rez's. what, do i know though. was only stationed in neah bay, la push, westport, astoria and port angeles. 12 years there is equal to 20 anywhere else. all i do outside of work is surf.
    that being said, i do occasionally go out there still to surf and visit friends. it is fun to visit. some of my favorite surf spots are out there. spots that would make you cry. what?... you need a pic show? the TOPIC was moving there with surf in mind. not the best idea in my opinion.

    how does heroin knowledge relate to surfing? nice name pilgrim
     
  12. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Dude I missed one of your relpies......

    OK include Nova Scotia. Yeah because it is on the east coast of North America. Not really known for their beachies by the way

    I was on topic. YOU SAID, "WEST COAST" The places I mentioned are on the west coast

    Dude, you said west coast beach breaks suck. Mayhego is on the west coast. Ummm, Ireland is not on the east coast of North America, ese. Neither is Puerto Rico. And Good Lord everybody hypes the hell out of PR on here. PR ain't that friggin good.

    Jeez, man, you are EVERYWHERE all at the same time, huh. Wow, you know shredderrs from North Carolina, Maverick dudes, Santa Cruz, surf mag enthusiaist shredders.......you are an east coast expert. But really, what location is home?

    Yeah dude, I started this gig in Port Hueneme, CA and moved back to the east coast when I was 12. Yeah I surfed a few waves in New Jersey, bru. More than you. I lived in the Outer Banks for three years. Wow, man it barrels there so that means its "WORLD CLASS." Yeah it's always pictching there from Carova Beach down to Ocracoke....everyday.

    Yeah, surfed Montauk, Southhampton(one of the hamptons); Cape Cod - Nauset and Welfleet; New Hammy - everywhere; Maine - Kennebunk and **** can't remember that other place. New Hammy's points are good, but way too crowded and inconsistent, and the rest hardly deserves world class status.

    Man I even been to Delaware, OC MD and VA BEACH. **** I even been to Nova Scotia and the wave pool at the Edmonton Mall.

    Dude, the east coast turns on a few times a year.
     
  13. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    May 21, 2006
    Stay away from the spawning streams.
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  14. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Yes, of course I'm too into it because I can't stand false conventions that the general public cries as truth. Dude, the east coast does NOT get their brown from the west coast. I don't care what your coast guard blowhards say. I have my knowledge first hand too, but from the other side of the game.

    And if you are some junior agent type, I left the game years ago and am the most sober and law abiding citizen on this site.

    Man, government employee surfer types are the worst. Man, you can't work for the man and be a surfer. Even Johnny Utah quit the bureau.
     
  15. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2013
    no offense taken PJB. columbian go everywhere. not any harder to get to the west then the east. same goes for china smugglers. it always makes sense when $ is involved. thousands of shipping containers going every which way across this country everyday. what is 'the direction'?? nothing is that hard when people want that bad. ****, coke is a huge problem in alaska. and that place in on lock. fed gov is the single biggest employer up there. stops nothing though.

    like i said **** drugs. outta sight, outta mind.
     
  16. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    BC Ferries ain't bad coin, like $50 or so (back in 2008) for a 2-hour ride on a very cool boat with unreal scenery. VI is the real PNW. We've got people pissing and moaning here about outdoor gear poser whores and depressed people and a host of other issues and those are all legit and to be avoided. It's easily done by getting the heck away from the mainland PNW.

    You step off the ferry or the 20-minute pondhopper jet from YVR and all you smell is wood chips. That's the smell of pure nature. Pollution? Na, brah.

    Tofino is a 12-month surf spot and regarded as one of the best in North America. Leave Captain Crunch in Portland and Seattle. Get to VI.
     
  17. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2013

    im from santa cruz originally. joined the coast guard a few years after high school and was in AK and PNW for a long time. i still have a boat in neah bay. i know where everything is up there. it's nice that you like lists and all, but whats the point? i owe you credentials? i also have lots of family in hermosa, huntinton and san diego. all i've ever done is surf. been in southern NE for a few years now and love chasing swell around the east coast. i like it here. lots of options. yes, the flat spells are painful, but when there is swell, it's pretty damn fun. the point was MOVING TO THE NW TO SURF IS LAME!
    good for you for surfing everywhere too. how unique.

    i also believe surfing is mostly what you make of it no matter where you are.
     
  18. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2013
    $70 each way. passport a must. 10hr drive (@ roughly 6.50 a gallon) to tofino for ****ty washing machine surf with half of canada. killer
     
  19. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Boom, there we have it.
     
  20. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2013
    search and resuce is the equal to being the man? ha. all walks of life in the CG. we always smoked weed of duty. sometimes at the station. lots of surfers in the CG. tons of island boys. no shame in honest work.
    you have that greasy, whoppy jersey accent? and you love gnarly drugs. and you have a cool username? where do you end?...keep it coming. your actually fun:)
     
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