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  1. #76
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    Any Dentist wanting to make the switch to the coastal life... I've go the hook up. I hear there is good money in fixing Floridian teeth.
    "I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I think there's something to be said for that" -One For The Road

    Brain dead and made of money.

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    What teeth?

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    heck, why be tied to either...rent on a yearly basis. enjoy both. though it is a tough choice...currenly enjoying the water here in hampton beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Stainless View Post
    Any Dentist wanting to make the switch to the coastal life... I've go the hook up. I hear there is good money in fixing Floridian teeth.
    Naw, all those old farts have dentures.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Broke my nose surfing about 10 years ago. Iced it for a bit, went back out. Iced it and ate my sandwich, went back out. It was still bleeding two hours later.. Drove one handed for 3 hours all the way home holding ice on my face. Also broke a toe. Not sure if the toe smacked the board or something else going over the handlebars. That fucker hurt for almost two months. Had to wear shoes a size too big.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Living on the coast seems way less gear intensive

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    What about all the damned vampires??
    Or is this just in Santa Clara??
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    GTFO out of Sunnydale and you are good to go

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    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Broke my nose surfing about 10 years ago. Iced it for a bit, went back out. Iced it and ate my sandwich, went back out. It was still bleeding two hours later.. Drove one handed for 3 hours all the way home holding ice on my face. Also broke a toe. Not sure if the toe smacked the board or something else going over the handlebars. That fucker hurt for almost two months. Had to wear shoes a size too big.
    Ha, I ate it one time and cut my dome open with a fin, favorite board, busted that sucker out. I took the board into ding repair before I went in for stitches at doc in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Not everyone at the beach surfs.. In fact, during the peak season here there aren't many places you can surf between 10am and 6pm. That said, I don't venture out beyond waist deep without a boogie board anymore. Too old and out of shape to fight the rippers without a little help..
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    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Living on the coast seems way less gear intensive
    Fishing and boating have a little gear associated with them my man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Fishing and boating have a little gear associated with them my man.
    ok boats are pricey
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  11. #86
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    People spend unbelievable money on fishing gear too, and it's always technical and evolving and changing like ski gear. Plus there's clothes, and survival stuff, it goes on and on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
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    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    The Beach House

    I'll take the mountains, thank you very much
    ďA society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.Ē
    ― Milton Friedman

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    I was just in Quepos a couple of weeks ago.

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    Cool. We used to own a condo at Los Altos in Quepos, but sold it when we moved to Playa Escondido.
    I love anything with John McGinley. We were best friends growing up and played a lot of baseball and football together in high school
    ďA society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.Ē
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    Agree with much of what has been mentioned...based off mostly CA experiences.

    Choice: Mtn

    Reasoning:
    *sand: sucks
    (Beaches available in the mountains, sand is not as fine; not seeping into every crevice - manageable)

    *Crowds: suck

    Granted; crowds at both activity locations, but...
    Beaches: crowded during activity time; when you leave... you are immediately exposed to additional crowds, for miles upon miles in the urban sprawl.
    Mtns: crowd potential at resorts; but when you leave the playground, typically venturing to a more isolated/relaxed setting. The ability to get away/isolate is much more manageable in the mountain setting.

    I too will venture back to the beaches occasionally; not, because I need a reminder. Itís more to expose my kids to the pain of hustle/bustle, and how quickly I can ramp up my anxiety! 🤪

    Beach is cool; the water is fun - but, Iíll take the mtns/snow.

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    What is with you guys and the sand phobia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    What is with you guys and the sand phobia?
    Speedos vs board shorts issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Fishing and boating have a little gear associated with them my man.
    just because you can, doesn't mean you have to.

    dealing with sand from the beach is such a JONG problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    What is with you guys and the sand phobia?
    Itís an OCD thing... itís not easy, but something I have to deal with

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    I think about this question a lot. Weirdly I live a few blocks from the ocean but skiing is a bigger part of my life. It doesnít really make sense except it just has worked out that way.

    I donít think thereís any feeling more sublime than surfing a good wave. That said, skiing bottomless pow is pretty close and for me at least easier and lasts a lot longer. Especially if you tour.

    But the real reason I love skiing more is this: backcountry skiing is (maybe always?) a wilderness experience, and itís so much easier to be alone and commune with nature, which is ultimately what Iím seeking. As otherworldly as sliding on top of the water *in the fucking ocean* is, itís never felt like a wilderness experience to me. Youíre always right next to land, and that land is almost certainly not wild, unless youíre living some life of luxury I donít have access to. Oh and good luck finding solitude. You arenít really exploring the ocean surfing the way you are exploring mountains skiing.

    That said, holy shit am I lucky I get to do both regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    The Beach House

    I'll take the mountains, thank you very much
    Hey Bubba, grab those poles and some red wigglers QUICK!
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Sharks. Nobody has mentioned Sharks. The damn things are all over the beach. Even if you stay knee to waist deep. They will still eventually get you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    Sharks. Nobody has mentioned Sharks. The damn things are all over the beach. Even if you stay knee to waist deep. They will still eventually get you.
    Have you even read the thread...about 50 people mentioned sharks.

    Somehow, this became largely about surf/ski, but that wasn't really my original intent. My question related more to an intangible "feeling." Bodywhomper mentioned it in the first few posts, there's something about the ocean that makes me feel good...almost like an energy that is passed on. Maybe it's the salt water. It's not just the surfing...it's the feeling of being there. I could sit on a beach all day/every day and just look at the ocean, listen to the waves. There's just something about it that's magical.

    But I feel the same way about the mountains. It's not just the skiing. Something about being outside in the mountains. The visuals, the smells, the sounds. When I'm going fast on a mtb or in snow, I smile, sometimes even laugh...I can't help it. There's just a feeling of joy.

    Both places provide a happiness, but I can't explain exactly why. I also can't figure which one I like better.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

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