I'm a surfer and started camping when I began visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina during the early 70's. I remember the first tent I had, a 2 man pup tent with a wax paper floor. After a rough weather night, soaked and chilled, me and my buddy toured the campground to see what tent remained standing. Down every turn we saw Eureka tents standing and their owners managing to get a good night's sleep dispite horizontal rain. They cost a bit more but are well worth it....especially if you camp where the weather can get nasty.
"What is important to understand about the left is that they elevate convienience to the level of principle" - Unknown