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Moving to Long Beach for Exchange Semester
Posted January 28th, 2013 - 10:39 pm by from Hamburg, Germany (Permalink)
Hey Guys i move to Long Beach in Juli/August for making one or two exchange Semester. I wanted to releax and first do some couchsurfing and then start looking for a new home.
You think this is the best way either or better start checking the internet from now on?

how is the living situation?

Any Area Tips? I do skateboarding and i would love to better my surfing skills, so living close to a beach, would be a bomb! but sure, don't think that it's possible, i can't work in the states- means i got no money. ;)


Posted February 3rd, 2013 - 2:23 am by from Long Beach, United States (Permalink)
Hi ya :)

My name is Yohei Takayama.
I go California State University, Long Beach and live right next to school (15mins walk).. I am an international student myself from Japan. have been living here in Cali for 7 years or maybe more. lost count lol.
I will graduate the Uni in May and idk if i will be around in July/August but love to help you out if you need some help/suggestions etc..
I love surfing and go to beach at least once a week.
I went to puerto escondido last spring break (March 2012) and almost drowned there; puddling out for 18feet wave haha.. yeah. i checked ur prof XD
i don't check CS often so.. you can find me on facebook if you want to contact me http://www.facebook.com/yohei.takayama


Posted February 4th, 2013 - 9:15 pm by from Lakewood, United States (Permalink)
Hey Becky,
My Name is Carlos, I live in Lakewood (borders Long Beach). saw your profile and it looks like we have things in common. Currently I'm not too active in couchsurfing, I have 2 jobs (work for LAX and also for the University of Southern California "USC") Thus, not much at home, HOWEVER, I'd be happy to help you...My place is roughly 10Min drive from the beach, or a 25min ryde on bycicle (I own a few of them). You can read my profile, it has more information. I have many friends that come visit me and it's difficult to predict if the spare room would be available, even if someone else is here, I'm sure I'll have room for you.

Saludos y un abrazo fuerte.
Carlos Valencia.

Posted February 9th, 2013 - 7:02 am by from Long Beach, United States (Permalink)
This is really random but there's no surf in Long Beach. There is a breakwater, thus no waves. best chance is going to Huntington beach if you wanna surf.

Posted March 3rd, 2013 - 11:27 pm by from Hamburg, Germany (Permalink)
great thanks for the tipps guys :)
looking forward to meet you

Posted March 18th, 2013 - 12:37 am from Long Beach, United States
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