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Offline seb

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Re: Fulltime and surfing?
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2016, 06:36:48 PM »
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  • Just marry well and you're set.

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #16 on: April 22, 2016, 07:43:15 PM »
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  • I live 50 min from my favorite two spots either way.. 25 min to closest beach but it's just ok for surfing but great to drive on the beach with the truck with the family .. 15 min to work.. I work more then I surf so pretty easy math.. Two kids now but have nice house and huge yard and the older one is loving it.. As is the dog

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #17 on: April 23, 2016, 10:25:45 AM »
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  • Did the 9-5 for a few years, which caused many a missed sesh.  Got on the FDNY, which gives me the flexibility to surf almost every swell. Only downside to the FD is your stuck in New York until you retire.......but you actually get to retire which is A huge plus.
      One kid, a house and wife who works full time are definitely the limiting factor right now.  Fortunately they both like the beach so we still go to vacation destinations with waves.

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #18 on: April 23, 2016, 03:02:41 PM »
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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #19 on: April 24, 2016, 05:00:28 AM »
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  • All great answers especially since everyone is different. I think that even though everyone has different work, family and personal lives makes it hard for me to 100% understand everyones situation, but from what I have gathered and what I had known even before this was that you have to make the most of your time in the water. Even sloppy days can be fun. However, while we all know that when you have a great day in the water, most other things dont compete, but I guess you have to live your life to enjoy all the pleasures, not just base them around one

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #20 on: April 25, 2016, 10:13:09 AM »
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  • A wife and 1 kid , both love the beach. I work 11-12 hour days and save all my time off for waves and snow. And usually get on it most of the time. Been surfing for 39 years non-stop and get a lot of vacation time and we go to places we can surf and golf. I'm an ok golfer but the wife is awesome. So we fill both needs on our trips and we all ski and board as well. oh and I'm only about 20 minutes from some of my fav. breaks. My philosophy has been if you go to the beach to surf and its surfable I go in even if it's crappy, more water time = more surf experience and exercise.
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    Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #21 on: April 25, 2016, 03:24:24 PM »
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  • Make majority of the real swell days here or  it in NJ depending on wind .And most of the ok days . I hustle OT IN the summer  so could care less about just rideable waves but also do 3 weeks in Indonesia  now Every summer . Surf here when it's good is as good as anywhere but it pails in comparison to an average day in INDO more often than not . Like I said when it's good here it's all time and I always stoked but if it's waist high mush here i rather be with my family or working overtime to support them.


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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #22 on: April 25, 2016, 06:20:52 PM »
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  • Recently got a job doing the 1-9 shift, which is fantastic for morning sessions. But for years was 8-4, Dawn Patrols are your best bet in the summer just pack the car make the food night before and its honestly not to terrible. Also Highly suggest keeping ice coffee in the fridge every second counts at 4am.

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #23 on: April 25, 2016, 11:05:05 PM »
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  • + 1 on Podge and Dorado's comments.

    Be prepared and prioritize.

    Shitty waste-high waves at 6 sec aren't worth it.

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #24 on: April 25, 2016, 11:33:52 PM »
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  • Forget that do what you love hoopla, find the most soulless career possible. As long as it pays $$$$$$ you'll be surfing more.

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #25 on: April 25, 2016, 11:36:12 PM »
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  • Only kidding, a little.

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #26 on: April 26, 2016, 08:28:02 AM »
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  • Or just become a teacher

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #27 on: April 26, 2016, 09:02:54 AM »
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  • Married to an angel, 2 kiddies that love the beach and I'm a mason contractor. I surf more in winter than I do the rest of the year, usually off Xmas-late feb. During my work season anything under waist I don't even bother, if it's a good swell midweek I'll  try to change my schedule and get a session. One thing that really affecting my surfing is coaching sports for both kids(4&7).


    I surf way less than I use too,  really appreciate every surf I get. If I didn't travel for 2 weeks every Feb. somewhere warm and good surf I'd lose my mind. The smartest thing I've ever done was make epic vacations in good surf locals. Getting an epic house with an incredible view and a pool makes everyone happy. Now that my oldest wants surf more than me its a giving were going surfing. It also helps to have a super chilled wife that likes wine and goes with the flow, especially a 3 hr bumpy drive to Marbella to catch an overhead firing day.

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #28 on: April 27, 2016, 12:25:22 PM »
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  • This may seem like a silly question, but I am very interested-- I know for a fact that a lot of the people posting on this site are older than I am, so how do you do it? How do you manage to be a real person with responsibilities and find time to surf? This summer I will be interning at a company with pretty demanding hours. Where I used to surf before my summer jobs or come home for great hurricanes and winter seshes , I feel like this will be impossible for me to continue (especially in the summer). Obviously your field of work will vary with each answer, but as a soon to be college graduate I am interested if with age does surfing decrease? Give some insight people!


    Put everything you have into your internship, focus on getting ahead, and forget about surfing for the time being. Pay your dues now so you can do whatever you want in 10-15 years.

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    Re: Fulltime and surfing?
    « Reply #29 on: April 27, 2016, 01:09:48 PM »
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  • If the sun has already risen, your late. Embrace the Dawn patrol. In spring/summer/fall, I can surf and be home for breakfast or make the LIRR to get to work (a little late) and I live 12 miles from LB.