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Offline Kyle

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Best Career Path for Surfer
« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2012, 09:59:12 PM »
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  • Money's post is, well, Money.

    I came to NYC after graduating art school in Philly and immediately started waiting tables. Didn't surf but made a lot of art. Then found my wife. Had first child. Started doing design again. Sold some art. Taught myself web design. Still waited tables. Started skating again. Had our second child. Waited tables. Worked at ad agencies. Wife started doing real estate. Hated advertising. Started real estate. Owned my own web design co. Taught at college level (not tenured). Started surfing. Closed design co. Still taught. Still real estate. Stopped teaching. Still doing real estate. Works pretty well. I can catch most swell events via DP but don't even try to think I surf as much as Dorado.

    Winding road that I would have never planned on going down but I'm thankful for it.

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    Re: Best Career Path for Surfer
    « Reply #46 on: February 15, 2012, 12:38:37 AM »
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  • Nice reading over here.  I have been in the process of starting my own LLC, as more freelance work becomes availible to me- and other part time commitments seem to get in the way- this seems to be a good option.  I am focused enough to make it happen- but I also know that the more I surf- the more other parts of my "professional" life seem to suffer.  I am still trying to teach myself I won't be able to surf every good swell, or at least not for a four hour session multiple times a week- hope I surpass that goal, but I just want to make a living first!
    "Waves are the ultimate illusion. They come out of nowhere, instantaneously materialize and just as quickly they break and vanish. Chasing after such fleeting mirages is a complete waste of time. That is what I chose to do with my life." Dora

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    Re: Best Career Path for Surfer
    « Reply #47 on: February 26, 2012, 12:38:05 PM »
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  • My 7 yr. old son tells me he wants to be a major league pitcher so he can surf every day before games and enter pro surf contests in the off-season.
    Either that or drive a garbage truck.
    Ya gotta have dreams.
    "Live like you're dying."

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    Re: Best Career Path for Surfer
    « Reply #48 on: February 27, 2012, 03:51:22 PM »
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  • My 7 yr. old son tells me he wants to be a major league pitcher so he can surf every day before games and enter pro surf contests in the off-season.
    Either that or drive a garbage truck.
    Ya gotta have dreams.
    Think that would be a contract issue.
    Trust in the board.

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    Re: Best Career Path for Surfer
    « Reply #49 on: March 01, 2012, 04:16:23 PM »
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  • My 7 yr. old son tells me he wants to be a major league pitcher so he can surf every day before games and enter pro surf contests in the off-season.
    Either that or drive a garbage truck.
    Ya gotta have dreams.
    Think that would be a contract issue.
    Bet you a good agent could figure it out. haha. From what I understand George Brett did some surfing in the off-season and I'm sure plenty of the Southern California/Florida players must surf. Trevor Hoffman, the great closer for San Diego, surfed on game days.
    What a great life that would be....
    "Live like you're dying."

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    Re: Best Career Path for Surfer
    « Reply #50 on: March 01, 2012, 07:42:49 PM »
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  • My 7 yr. old son tells me he wants to be a major league pitcher so he can surf every day before games and enter pro surf contests in the off-season.
    Either that or drive a garbage truck.
    Ya gotta have dreams.
    Think that would be a contract issue.

    I'm pretty sure Jered Weaver of the Angels surfs.  Don't know if there's anything in his contract about it though, but I know he gave the Angels a pretty big discount because he wanted to stay there.  He could have easily signed for over $100M/5 yrs and he signed for $85M.  Still huge money, obviously.  His quote was pretty awesome too...something along the lines of: "If $85M isn't enough to take care of my family and the generations to come, then I must be pretty stupid."
    The question isnít who is going to let me; itís who is going to stop me.

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    Re: Best Career Path for Surfer
    « Reply #51 on: March 01, 2012, 08:39:10 PM »
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  • My 7 yr. old son tells me he wants to be a major league pitcher so he can surf every day before games and enter pro surf contests in the off-season.
    Either that or drive a garbage truck.
    Ya gotta have dreams.
    Think that would be a contract issue.

    I'm pretty sure Jered Weaver of the Angels surfs.  Don't know if there's anything in his contract about it though, but I know he gave the Angels a pretty big discount because he wanted to stay there.  He could have easily signed for over $100M/5 yrs and he signed for $85M.  Still huge money, obviously.  His quote was pretty awesome too...something along the lines of: "If $85M isn't enough to take care of my family and the generations to come, then I must be pretty stupid."
    Not baseball but:
    Basketball
    Blake Griffin on the Clippers- ive seen him in the water
    Hockey
    Bobby Ryan on the Ducks
    Rob Blake retired from the Kings and Sharks
    Paul Kariya surfed during his tenure on the Ducks
     
    All those guys surf, and im sure there are a lot of other ones too.
     

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    Re: Best Career Path for Surfer
    « Reply #52 on: March 10, 2012, 03:59:34 PM »
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  • My 7 yr. old son tells me he wants to be a major league pitcher so he can surf every day before games and enter pro surf contests in the off-season.
    Either that or drive a garbage truck.
    Ya gotta have dreams.
    Think that would be a contract issue.

    I'm pretty sure Jered Weaver of the Angels surfs.  Don't know if there's anything in his contract about it though, but I know he gave the Angels a pretty big discount because he wanted to stay there.  He could have easily signed for over $100M/5 yrs and he signed for $85M.  Still huge money, obviously.  His quote was pretty awesome too...something along the lines of: "If $85M isn't enough to take care of my family and the generations to come, then I must be pretty stupid."
    Cole Hamels as well.. surfing is great for baseball... strengthens the rotator cuff up..  used to surf b4 games when i was younger b4 college.. had nothing left come game time.. coach used to get pissed at me and one of my friends.. esp. him bc he was the starting pitcher
    "get your f**cking facts straight and quit being an idiot"
     
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    Re: Best Career Path for Surfer
    « Reply #53 on: April 13, 2012, 09:06:11 PM »
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