I left Hawai'i one year ago (Ala Moana Bowls-home break) for grad school in Boone, NC and had to hang up my surfboard. I thought I was going to be "down South" by the coast, I didn't know that Boone was a resort area. It ain't the West Coast (I grew up in Reno, NV), but there are plenty southern snowboarders.
I couldn't surf...so I took up snowboarding (and was immediately hooked -I went every week), problem was I had a hard time finding gear, so I created a free cl***ified site Best Snowboard and Equipment Site on the Web!
for other snowboarders to use. I hope you find it useful.