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Surf around Wilmington« on: May 05 2006 14:05:00 »
I planing on moving to Wilmington for school (UNCW). Before I decide I need to know about the surfconditions over there. Is it decent? How is the water? Is it cold? And what about crowds and localism? I use to live in Hawaii so that is my frame of reference?
If somebody local could take a couple of minutes and write a line or two about the conditions over there I would be eternally greatful.
RE: Surf around Wilmington« Reply #1 on: May 05 2006 21:05:00 »
With Hawaii as a frame of reference, you're screwed! I learned at Wrightsville beach and Fort Fischer. Wrightsville is crowded and small. Fort Fischer can be fun if you like lefts and dont mind a decent rip. Masonboro inlet is good too, you just have to paddle across the inlet to get there, there's no road access.
Water is clean, warm in summer and fall, but gets pretty cold in the winter.
Going to UNCW, you'll have no problem meeting up with some people to show you around, everyone there is pretty cool for the most part.
RE: Surf around Wilmington« Reply #2 on: May 08 2006 11:05:00 »
The waves can be fun when the is swell-big WHEN. If you want juice when there is a swell you'll have to hit the road-go north OBX.
No localism like Hawaii but some people are dicks. I have been invited to the beach a couple of times. Both times the guy told me I need to go home or back to UNCW- neither realized I was with about 5 friends who were all from NHC.
Pretty chill vibe overall. Lot's of hot women which can make the down time better-i.e. wear a rubber when you go to the dog pound- they don't call it red bumps for nothing- I even used a rubber and still got some.