Hey Guys- Tried to use the search function on this topic (this move must happen frequently), but came up empty. 24 year old kid, no obligations, looking for a change of pace from the daily grind in NJ, decided to apply to a whole slew of jobs out west. Just scored a very nice job offer in Playa Del Rey, CA, and I'm looking for some advice on living situations. Obviously the top priority is to remain relatively close to Playa Del Rey since I'll be driving in every morning. Aside from that, from what I've read so far, the Los Angeles area doesn't have the BEST of waves. However, it looks like the South Bay area isn't a bad drive to work, and to some good Orange County breaks. Also looks like el porto/manhattan can get pretty fun in the winter. If anyone has any experience living in/around the LA area as a "young professional"/surf nut, any advice would go a long way. Area's to check out, area's to avoid, etc. Thanks in advance.