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14 Things All South Coast People Know To Be True

Because walking a solid hour to get to a house party in the next suburb is your every weekend.

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1. Summer means no shoes ever.

The soles of your feet harden, and sometimes you get tar on them because you've been popping the tar bubbles on the road without shoes on.
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The soles of your feet harden, and sometimes you get tar on them because you've been popping the tar bubbles on the road without shoes on.

2. Public transport is pretty much non-existent.

No trains, maybe one bus that nobody ever uses. You either walked or rode your bike.
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No trains, maybe one bus that nobody ever uses. You either walked or rode your bike.

3. The first person to get their P Plates is automatically a taxi.

...and the rite of passage is a Maccas Run. Even if you have to drive 45 minutes to the closest store.
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...and the rite of passage is a Maccas Run. Even if you have to drive 45 minutes to the closest store.

4. Coming to school with wet hair from your morning surf/swim in summer.

And feeling all crispy with sea salt for the rest of the day.
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And feeling all crispy with sea salt for the rest of the day.

5. Summer holidays means the beach is flooded with tourists.

The other end of the beach was the unspoken haven for locals.
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The other end of the beach was the unspoken haven for locals.

6. Sticking your beers/goon in the sand to keep it cool.

Nature's esky, tbh.
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Nature's esky, tbh.

7. Winter nights mean bonfires.

On the beach. On a friend's farm property. There's no fire ban, and all the warmth in the world.
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On the beach. On a friend's farm property. There's no fire ban, and all the warmth in the world.

8. Nobody knew, or cared about, late night shopping.

You didn't even have a mall. Everything shut at 4pm anyway.
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You didn't even have a mall. Everything shut at 4pm anyway.

9. Just about every weekend involved a house party.

Old mate with their license was once again the taxi. Or you walked. You'd walk anywhere for a good house party.
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Old mate with their license was once again the taxi. Or you walked. You'd walk anywhere for a good house party.

10. Or a bush doof.

The true party of the coast.
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The true party of the coast.

11. Everyone knew everyone else's business.

Probably the worst part of the coast, because you couldn't get away with anything ever.
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Probably the worst part of the coast, because you couldn't get away with anything ever.

12. Waking up to birds singing is your everyday.

You might think it's annoying but you'll miss it if you ever move to the city.
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You might think it's annoying but you'll miss it if you ever move to the city.

13. Clear nights reveal pretty much the entire Milky Way

None of that light pollution thank you.
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None of that light pollution thank you.

14. A lot of the time, you just had to make your own fun.

Like flinging yourself off a rope swing, or sliding down the fairways of the golf course on bodyboards in torrential rain in the middle of the night.
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Like flinging yourself off a rope swing, or sliding down the fairways of the golf course on bodyboards in torrential rain in the middle of the night.

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