After coming out here every 6-8 weeks for work for the last year, my wife and I finally moved to SF from Florida a little over two weeks ago. I've been checking out the site off and on for a couple months now and figured I'd finally say hi.
We still don't have an apartment, but our stuff finally arrived yesterday and we put it all in a storage unit. I'm hoping to maybe go over this weekend and get my boards and wetsuits.
In the meantime, I've been trying to decide whether or not to get a car or motorcycle to get to the beach. I'd like to be able to go every morning before work if there are waves. We're looking at possibly renting a place near the panhandle, so it's not too far from the beach. I'd love to be able to get by with just a motorcycle, but a couple people I've talked to about it recommend a car for around here. I wouldn't mind having a car again, it's just more expense and hassle than I really want to deal with right now.
What have your experiences been? Do I really need a car or would a motorcycle with a rack be enough?