Waves vs School

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by TheWocal, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. TheWocal

    TheWocal Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Thursday is looking like it could be pretty fun boyz! Should I skip school Thursday and go snag some waves? Haven't surfed in a while so this swell is looking pretty tempting to me! What do you guys think?!
  2. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    yah, **** school. i graduated college a month ago and i cant remember one good day of school and i cant remember one bad day of surfing. be smart.

  3. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    you boozin brah?
  4. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Not really, i had two highballs, a drop for my pickled liver.

    Mate, I been drinkin!!!!! what does this mean??? a few drinks? aka two? i be young dumb and stupid and shoed as they come!!!!!!!
  5. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Wocal, go to school and try and catch an evening sesh. Bubonic, I think Gaffer just checked out for the moon! LOL
  6. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Depends on how important that day of class is, some classes are always more important than others.
  7. OldSoul

    OldSoul Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Try to go before or after class.. that's what I do...save the absences for when its real good waves and weather when you think you'll be out all day.. how long can you possible stay in the water in the dead of winter? Get a session in, and then hit classes up. It's a fun feeling sitting in class thinking "man I was just in the ocean 30 mins ago"..and there is no worse feeling than sitting in class watching the cams firing because you cant afford another absence.
  8. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    drop out and become a bartender. Your 20's will rock! The rest of your life... eh
  9. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Screw school man! I need more people delivering my pizzas, pouring my coffee, handing me my burritos out the drive-thru, and, most importantly, receiving an unEarned Income Tax Credit.....
  10. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Cracked me up!
  11. hisensei808

    hisensei808 New Member

    Apr 15, 2012
    Hey mate,

    I teach! I still find a way to surf and go to school. Sure, school may not be for everyone, but as Eddie Aikau once stated: "There will always be a better wave." Find a way to do both, always.

    I usually surf in the morning and then go for an evening sesh.
    Good Luck.
  12. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    as someone else said, save your skips for when it's good enough to be out all day. realistically, how long are you gonna be out in 35° water? 3 hours (tops) is my guess.
    being a responsible, working adult surfer who still gets a ton of water time is about time management & prioritizing. when can you afford to blow off your responsibilities all day? when can you afford a couple hours? when it's flat, you build up your sick & personal days by working your ass off (& staying fit at the gym or however you choose), so that when those really good days of waves arrive, you can disappear & no one will be pissed about it.
    like a few others here, i'm a teacher. i've never missed a day of school in my career b/c i was sick, mostly b/c i don't get sick. i've missed plenty of days over the years to surf all day. you gotta know when to hold 'em & when to fold 'em. winter surfing, for me, isn't a hold 'em proposition. i still get plenty of water time, but the forecast looks like it's gonna be better in the afternoon where i am, so i'll be the first one out the door when that bell rings so i can get in the water.
    if you're in college, look at the forecast & figure out when the best tide/wind combo will be for your spot & try to surf then or as close to it as possible. if you're in high school, get your ass to class. you've got plenty of time to blow off school or work to surf the good days ahead of you (& besides, you can surf after school).
  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    ^^^ THIS! You have you ENTIRE LIFE to work and be "responsible", F THAT, GO SURF! You'll be just fine, don't listen to the teachers on here, that's what they're suppose to say!!!
  14. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    If the surf session will help your brain for studies then go for it. You'll come back feeling great and everyone wil wonder why you have that smile on your face. Though doing both would be a good compromise.
  15. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Yeah, I rememberin FL, skipping school and hitting the Bee Line Expressway to Cocoa. Got a day of surfing in and still got back before rents got home. How was school today son? It was great! LOL
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Where in FL you from Zeroevol? Sounds like me and my buddies back in the day. I still hit the Bee Line these days, just no school to skip unfortunately, just put in my time off request at work and go.
  17. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    No TheWocal, I do not want to upgrade to the express lube service. Just pump the gas, please.
  18. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Dawn, grew up in Clearwater, then moved over to Largo. Went to Pinellas Park High. Yeah, I miss those days!! And that damn little guy that sold the icee's at Canaveral pier!!
  19. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Right on dude, i'm from Dunedin, graduated 99', not sure your age but we may know each other hahaha
  20. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    im in college and i get to surf a lot thank god. I moved down to the beach so i can surf before and after if its good. if you can commute to school do it! anyway back to the original question. My reasoning is as long as it's Chest high+ and you don't have graded work to turn in, go for it. if it's high school, like everyone else said, go to class and surf after.