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Re: Retiring But where?
« Reply #105 on: March 21, 2019, 11:44:59 AM »
...re florida--not for me due to wave scarcity...

Same here EB, we actually do live in a very underrated surf destination here in the Mid Atlantic/NE.

On the other hand, hearing PB say that he lives in HI and OR somehow got me totally frothing.  We of course already knew this from his posts over the last few years, but reading it now somehow magnified the effect to total envy. 

I recently had a perfect opportunity to establish a better foothold in HI, but I blew it.  Last month I could have converted (1031) a rental property here in NJ that became vacant.  Instead of finding something on Maui, I found a new tenant, so the cycle continues for at least another year or so.  Did I mention, I blew it...

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Re: Retiring But where?
« Reply #106 on: March 21, 2019, 12:37:08 PM »
Florida is tempting, but itís so crowded.  I think it might be worth the crowds, though.

Florida is crowded if youíre a tourist, because you went to worst places. There are miles of empty beaches and cheap housing.

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« Reply #107 on: March 21, 2019, 01:15:56 PM »
totally agree------if you dont need the "right" community and the "right" club, fl is cheap---i prefer "wrong" anyway---less 'tude

problem is wave quality/frequency----since we're "choosing" where to live

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Re: Retiring But where?
« Reply #108 on: March 21, 2019, 01:56:10 PM »
totally agree------if you dont need the "right" community and the "right" club, fl is cheap---i prefer "wrong" anyway---less 'tude

problem is wave quality/frequency----since we're "choosing" where to live

I would agree with that for Southern FL, total junk when it comes to waves. That was my experience.

I recently came back from Northern FL and that was a different world, total joy. 5 great breaks in a radius of 1 hour driving.
I found a working break almost everyday. variety of waves almost no crowds, I was told Floridians are wimps when it comes
to cool weather as to the reason. Definitely worth look.
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Re: Retiring But where?
« Reply #109 on: March 21, 2019, 02:33:18 PM »
Florida is tempting, but itís so crowded.  I think it might be worth the crowds, though.

South Florida is really crowded, and the rare times they get surf it's PACKED .   Melbourne and surrounding areas are great because there are so many empty beaches to choose from and I typically surf alone.  Many times I wish I had  company to lessen my odds of a shark attack   ;D
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Re: Retiring But where?
« Reply #110 on: March 21, 2019, 03:41:15 PM »
Florida has the most consistent surfable wave on the entire east coast according to Surfer Mag.

https://www.surfer.com/surfing-magazine-archive/surfing-originals/the-10-most-important-waves-in-america/

Foilers paradise too.

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Re: Retiring But where?
« Reply #111 on: March 21, 2019, 05:29:41 PM »
Florida is tempting, but itís so crowded.  I think it might be worth the crowds, though.

South Florida is really crowded, and the rare times they get surf it's PACKED .   Melbourne and surrounding areas are great because there are so many empty beaches to choose from and I typically surf alone.  Many times I wish I had  company to lessen my odds of a shark attack   ;D

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Re: Retiring But where?
« Reply #112 on: March 21, 2019, 05:37:17 PM »
totally agree------if you dont need the "right" community and the "right" club, fl is cheap---i prefer "wrong" anyway---less 'tude

problem is wave quality/frequency----since we're "choosing" where to live

I would agree with that for Southern FL, total junk when it comes to waves. That was my experience.

I recently came back from Northern FL and that was a different world, total joy. 5 great breaks in a radius of 1 hour driving.
I found a working break almost everyday. variety of waves almost no crowds, I was told Floridians are wimps when it comes
to cool weather as to the reason. Definitely worth look.

When I went to Amelia Island, just north of JAX, around New Year's there were a fair number of people out.  I was in a 3mm farmer john and long sleeve rash guard and was toasty. It was reasonably nice out. The Gulf side is really flat and the Atlantic side is flat a lot, but gets more good days.
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« Reply #113 on: March 21, 2019, 07:17:33 PM »
you could be right DW, in that i go to florida for short stints so i am just not there for the swells--so it feels like there is more surf at home--otoh home for me is the break listed first in the article you linked

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and the article understates the area-----btwn monmouth county nj and longbeach ny, mostly within an hours drive of Brooklyn, are breaks that handle 200 degrees plus of wind direction--it's got to be pretty south for there not to be a break that works if there's any sort of swell coming in--like bean said

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Re: Retiring But where?
« Reply #114 on: March 22, 2019, 10:02:21 AM »
I am not ashamed of being happy with long boards and little waves; the east coast is fine. I am still detoxing from adrenaline overdoses that occurred in the 70s and 80s. If it's dead flat then it's time to fish offshore.
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