Waves vs School

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

  1. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    I didn't bother to read all the comments so far......but here's my two cents worth........GO TO SCHOOL! Prepare your life for more and better surfing. Learn everything you can in school....now.....while you still can. Surf before, surf after, but whatever you do don't skip school.

    What you do now will help determine your future.....want to flip burgers and live out of your van (which there is nothing wrong with that) and never see a day of paid vacation time (something very wrong with that)?.....skip school.

    Also when asking this question, you should consider the sources. I am the GM of a business, I get 3 to 4 weeks paid vacation a year, I own my house and car........and many boards......Most of the time I get to surf whenever I want.....I am in my mid thirties and I didn't skip school.....(actually wish I would have gone longer.)
  2. pinkstink

    pinkstink Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    should i skip school/work is kind of like asking is this board good for me. wocal, buddy, you gotta make your own decisions

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I think most people who ask these questions have already made their decision, they are just seeking validation from others who may possibly be more experienced than them. But I agree, you gotta make your own decisions.
  4. Trackie9616

    Trackie9616 New Member

    Apr 5, 2011

    Go. No question, unless they are testing you for 100% of your grade tomorrow, go. You wont remember the class or the missed attendance tally, but youll damn straight remember the swell
  5. TX Shreddin

    TX Shreddin Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Make damn sure your house is in order before you turn your back on any commitment, start your own business so other people work for you and surf anytime you want.<br /><br />
    <br /><br />You must not be that committed to going if you have to be told what to do. Don't make a habit of being told what to do. Tell others what needs to be done.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  6. swellchasing

    swellchasing Member

    Jan 30, 2013
    Truest statement ever made.
  7. TheWocal

    TheWocal Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    I am going!!! I cant take it any longer! I am sooooooo pumped, it better be worth it which Im sure it will be since I have fun in the water even if there are no waves haha! Packing sh!t up and watching some vids to get this mofo stoked! See you k00k$ out there! Thanks guys for the input, I appreciate it! c:
  8. krl0919

    krl0919 Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2011
    I'm sitting in my organizational strategy class right now on the web cams frothing so hard. I hate myself for trying to be a good student.
  9. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    I believe that is the most righteous thing I ever heard Stud-lee say.....Amen
  10. cresto4

    cresto4 Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    drop out and surf. seriously. why stay in school? so you can go to a 'good' college and get a 'good' job and spend the best years of your life working most of the time so you'll be rich enough to surf when you want when you're 50? it amazes me that so many people just do what they're 'supposed' to do and never ask why. dream. surf. travel. live. you might be dead tomorrow. :)
  11. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    After the crap I just surfed in Maryland I hope you went to school, lol.
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I approve this message... except the drop out part, you should finish HS so you can at least afford to buy a board every now and then. As for college, it's not a requirement for being "successful". I went to college but didn't finish, yet, I make more in a year than most with a masters degree and some that have PHD's... not bragging, and money isn't the definition of "success", but it sure does help to have a little bit of it.

    it's not the piece of paper that makes you valuable. If you have a skill, use it to the best of your ability and make money with it, if you have a dream chase it, if you have no clue what you want to do with your life, go to college. The people i've met through the years that got a degree, don't even work in the field they got that degree in. It's one thing if you are going to be a doctor, lawyer, etc., those require a very specific path, but those are the exception to the rule. An overwhelming amount of wealthy people in this country never finished college and some didn't even graduate HS, for what it's worth...
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013
  13. TheWocal

    TheWocal Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Went surfing an had a great time! Super fun waves! Not too cold, but sorta windy! No regrets, had a great time with my great friend! And cresto4, I agree with that, I'd like to do a reverse retirement kind of lifestyle! I wanna be able to surf/skate/ snowboard and other fun sh!t while I'm still young and physically able to! Doubt ill be going ham when I'm in my 60s haha
  14. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011

    Now, ask me if I want fries with that....
  15. cresto4

    cresto4 Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    ...in Maldivian.
  16. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    OK, Pomes Frites... or whatever you malt milkshakes call it....

    OK, bed time now......
  17. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    Hey! Kelly Slater skipped school bball practice and no doubt some classes to surf and look what happened to him!!!!
  18. BubbleToes

    BubbleToes Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    That was one rightious dude - God bless him....