The new issue of Surfer magazine has a feature listing the Top 10 America Surf Towns (magazines love to make list),
My hometown of Encinitas was ranked third best in the entire country. (Technically, I am from Leucadia which is the northern coastal part of Encinitas which is made up of 5 distinct communities: Leucadia, Old Encinitas, New Encinitas, Olivenhain and Cardiff-by-the-sea).
Surfer magazine sez that all the California beach towns are “surfy” but that Encinitas is extra surfy. I guess that is why Leucadia is home to Surfy Surfy. We are so surfy we say it twice. There may be a place out there that is so insanely Surfy that it is Surfy to the third power. Surfy Surfy Surfy.
Dang, the median home price is $900k? Living surfy ain’t cheap. Hot tip, you can buy a mobile home in Encinitas 1/2 block from the beach for $150k. Now that’s surfy!
An uncrowded winter day at Swami’s in Encinitas, CA. Come join the fun! Photo by kbaird.
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rob70June 1, 2009
Please don’t move here. We’d love to have you, but its fucking crowded!
enclocsJune 1, 2009
All east coast and Texas transplants go back.
AnonymousJune 1, 2009
900k ha. How can I short Encinites. Sold
bobJune 1, 2009
Ironically, in the same issue they published a quote from some kook named bobsurf that points out how shitty the Encinitas swell window is.
PL_LongboarderJune 1, 2009
Oh, it is shitty, sharks brushing my leg every other time out, elbow-to-elbow in the line-up, housing prices are astronomical – not even a surf bum can afford it here, if I were a newbie looking for a new place, I’d go North.
HBSURFSHOTJune 2, 2009
yea but no HB on the list…..
all work no surfJune 2, 2009
Median price for home $900,000
Average income $80,000
THAT DOES NOT COMPUTE.
NO WONDER THE SYSTEM COLLAPSED.
tylerJune 2, 2009
Jimmy and Jason Ortega!!!!
AnonymousJune 2, 2009
Who are those dudes?
AnonymousJune 3, 2009
BBV -VS- VOD. This Saturday JP. Be ready…
Fish TalesJune 3, 2009
if your caucasion, then obviously your family line is from the east too, they just came before, give it back to the natives, haaah
AnonymousJune 5, 2009
Jimmy and Jason Ortega…who are those dudes? Obviously you aren’t from the area or you’d know! Those two bro’s ripped it up at Stonesteps from the 80’s onward. You must be one of the ones from the “new” Encinitas!
Keep it local!