Waves vs School

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

  1. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    yea, bro! f--k skool! yolo!
     
  2. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    985
    Jun 27, 2010
    I graduated hs more than 10 years ago, and even back then the school automatically called your house and left a voicemail that you were not in school. Had to get back home asap and delete those before the parents got home.
     

  3. pinkstink

    pinkstink Well-Known Member

    295
    Aug 20, 2012
    SKIP SKIP SKIP!!!!!! Although there are a lot of factors at play here (like quality of waves, quality of student, etc.), the fact that you're actually asking a bunch of people if you should skip shows a certain level of responsibility, which means you're probably a good student. Ipso facto you can afford to skip. I always used to max out my skip days in high school and because I was a good student no one ever said anything. I'm so wave starved right now I would skip work (it's actually a lot like school in respect to skipping) for some knee high rollers...
     
  4. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    ^^^This...just make sure you came here illegally and have at least 3 social security numbers.
     
  5. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Coming from a teacher, SMH
     
  6. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    dawnpatrol, i think what we have here is a sar-chasm.
     
  7. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Completely aware of your attempt at sarcasm there teach...
     
  8. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    811
    Jun 6, 2012
    ^ Thought this was great. Mostly due to the 'YOLO' reference. Every tourist beach store slaps a big 'YOLO' on all of their products because that's what all the surfers say - right?

    In all sincerity, the OP should go with his/her instinct. I graduated from college in 2011 & I have been stuck at a desk since. You can't skip work, but you can skip school. Know what's ahead of you and live it up while you still can.
     
  9. TheWocal

    TheWocal Well-Known Member

    111
    Sep 4, 2012
    Word, thanks for the input guys! I'm only in 11th grade and my grades are good currently and I barely miss school. Fug it, I'm ganna enjoy the waves while I can! Honestly surfing is a great way to blow off stress, so I'm ganna take a day to release some negative vibes... If I'm releasing stress, in the long run im actually improving my education because I learn better when I'm free of stress c: see you out there bruhh
     
  10. newenglandflatness

    newenglandflatness Well-Known Member

    285
    Oct 12, 2012
    Can't skip work? You're not doing it right!

    Sick days + personal days = surf days

    On the greater topic, it's somewhere in the middle. Should you make a habit out of skipping school when there's decent waves, just cause it's been a while since your last sesh? Probably not, but I might hang on to that day until it's warmer and/or better, or just jump out after school. On the flip side, is it going to kill your future to miss a day here and there to surf all day? Hell no.

    Always gotta hang on to a few days for use during hurricane season. Although come to think of it, I guess if you're in school, that would have meant running through all your sick days in the first two months, which would have made for a pretty remainder of your year
     
  11. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    811
    Jun 6, 2012
    Who is to say that you're not doing it right? Unless you're a pro, you're not making money when you surf. Surfboards aren't cheap and oceanfront rent is outrageous. For me, it would have to be overhead and glassy (all day) to even qualify for a vacation day. Next time you skip out on work, catch a nice one for me. I'll be staring at the forecast on WBLive.
     
  12. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    985
    Jun 27, 2010
    Oh hell, skip school, surf, then do tons of drugs afterwards! yolo
     
  13. newenglandflatness

    newenglandflatness Well-Known Member

    285
    Oct 12, 2012
    OR if you're using paid time off i.e. the aforementioned sick and personal days that would usually go to other uses. Really though, comment was only intended to point that you don't need to "live it up while you still can" - I'm still living the very much not-a-pro-surfer dream and have no plans of stopping! I don't live right on the ocean, or even in a town/city that fronts the ocean, and the current state of my quiver can certainly vouch for the cost of surfboards - doesn't mean you can't take some time (especially sick and/or personal time, which in most cases is paid time that goes to waste if not used) to get out of the office for a day!

    Vacation days, now those get stored and used en mass on surf trips. There's a method to the madness.
     
  14. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    for real man, what are you kids drinking these days? 4Loco? Get some damn culture and get your drunk on boyeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
     
  15. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    I try to make it a point to only skip work/school when the surf is going off. Usually can squeak dp in before my day gets started, or a sunset glass off at the end. Why not just to that, and get drunk as f*ck. :)
     
  16. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    I will skip for a hurricane anytime. I save my paid time off for those occasions.
     
  17. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    811
    Jun 6, 2012
    I only have 15 days off & I am the youngest of four surfers within my company. My boss is well aware of the sporadic "dentist appointments." "Live it up while you still can" was not intended to be applied to a location or surfing expenditures, but rather the fact that life is only going to present more and more obstacles. It would be presumably easier to skip school than a job, which has a direct impact on your financial status. You can call in sick every day for a month, but the juice will never stop flowing. Balance does more justice to life than it does surfing. In my post, I mentioned that it would have to be prime conditions to justify taking a day off, like the two days I took off for Sandy. The key to "live it up while you still can" is what preceded it: "know what's ahead of you."
     
  18. TheWocal

    TheWocal Well-Known Member

    111
    Sep 4, 2012
    I have only missed two days of school so far this year... If you were me, looking at the forecast do you think it's worth it on Thursday?! I have nothing major going on except a Spanish test, whichI can easily make it up after school sometime next week. Give me your decision
     
  19. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    You're gonna need that in order to communicate with your future co-workers...



    OK, I'll stop jiggling your jigger (another "cultured" drinking measurement reference for ya Gaff). I skipped plenty, and more for beavertailwetsuits than surf. I'm lucky and somewhat unlucky I don't have a 9-5 kinda gig. I work whenever, the problem is I often work whenever, i.e. every day.
     
  20. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Erock, I am laughing my a$$ off, thank you!