Trust me, it takes a lot of balls to move from Brooklyn to Encinitas for the sole purpose of getting more surf time in your life, and I don't even have balls. Having tried to surf out of Brooklyn for almost 3 years I finally gave up, quit my job, bought a pick up truck and drove west with dreams of surfable waves dancing in my head. I've learned alot since I moved here, most notably? West Coast surfing is way different (read: BETTER) than East Coast surfing. I learned most of my East Coast surfing ways from the crazy Jones Beach Lifeguards and all of my West Coast surfing (so, ahem, all of my REAL surfing) from Jorma Beckstrom. If you don't know who he is? Sh*t, you sure should. So, if you ever wanted to see the comparison side by side?
I bring you East Coast Surfing vs West Coast Surfing, let the sh*t talking BEGIN.
EAST COAST VS WEST COAST
Epic Day Tales at Montauk VS Epic Day Tales at I.B.
Douchebags on the LIRR VS Douchebags at Day Use
Close out, washing machine slop VS Rideable and surfable waves
Drunk Jersey College Girl surfer groupies VS Botoxed O.C. Housewife surfer groupies
Taco Tuesdays in Long Beach VS Any Day at Cap'n Keno's
Tall Lattes at Dawn Patrol VS Tall Boys at Dawn Patrol
Jellyfish VS Stingrays
ESM VS TransWorld Surf
Ridiculous Surf Vehicle / Escalades VS Ridiculous Surf Vehicle / F-350's
Bud Light VS Tecate
Smoke on beach from Marlboro Lights VS Smoke on beach from Blueberry Trainwreck
“Monster” VS “Epic”
Fighting Cold Water VS Fighting Longboard Kooks
Everyone Used to Be a Broker VS Everyone Used to Surf Contests
All of the Bronx on the Beach VS Kelp on the Beach
Ironic T-Shirts VS Ironic Moustaches
Read your gossip in the NY Post VS Read your gossip in the Beach Break News
After-surf food is Bagels n' Lox VS After-surf food is an Acai Bowl
Sex Wax VS Sticky Bumps
Yankees Cap VS Knit Cap
and…the best music to listen to before a shred session?
Biggie VS Biggie
Yeah, that's right. You can bring me to the West Coast, but I'm not pumpin' Tupac.