Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Learn to surf
A question about this goal: Where is the Best Place to learn on the west coast of North America? August 31st, 2005 14:08


your best shot for a good easy wave is actually at a moderately popular beach near a pier. if you figure that most people are out around the same place and most people arent pros then it would follow to do what theyre doing. you definitely dont want to go where its too crowded cause the locals can get aggressive and you also dont to go out in conditions that you feel are too difficult. southern california is usually better for beginners just because its warmer. any place south of LA is good. theyll will have several named beaches-find one with a pier or where theres just a nice looking break. theyre all over the place so finding one specific spot isnt important. if youre a beginner youre not going to want to be going out to the famous breaks partially because of the conditions being to rough and partially to keep clear of locals who will get violent if you get in their way.


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