and regarding the guy that says hawaii is a "death pit". if there is any truth to this can someone please elaborate?
Lots of meth and pills (oxy) in Hawaii. Earlier this year a friend of the family who I watched grow up (I'm over 10 years older) was killed riding his bike in a hit-and-run near the campus. They later found the driver cranked out of her mind. She has multiple drug and vehicle past offenses, yet she still found it in herself to plow over this young man and cut his life horribly short.
Read up on the stories of Da Hui or just google "Hawaii" and "crystal meth."
regarding honolulu, every day on the news it seems: something burns down and/or someone gets killed by hit and run. Depending on what your major is you could look into one of the UH satellite campuses like UH Hilo...
Personally, I don't know that I'd necessarily base my academic and professional future on going to school where the best waves are.
also, would it make more sense to live in CA for a year to get residency, then go to 4 year college, or do 2 years of community college there first? are there financial benefits for doing 2 years of community over there?
Either way is a smart route. IF you do a year at mesa college, get your residency then transfer your credits they may not ALL be accepted, but you cut the 4 year university's bill down substantially due to you being a "resident".
On the other hand if you complete an associates degree at mesa CC (1.5 - 2 years depending on course load), most state schools will honor that degree and you can pick up right where you left off.
Find out where you want to eventually go, tell an advisor your plan and see what they say.
Denali is landlocked. I meant to say Denali Parkway - I believe that is the highway I took from Anchorage to Yakutat. It connects mainland to the southern regions/beaches. Ideally, Juneau is the closest \\\\\\\"city\\\\\\\" to Yakutat, but UAA is the best university in AK.
denali parkway? highway to yakutat? uaa best? not too sure what you're talking about here. never heard of the denali parkway and there are no roads to yakutat - access is by plane or boat only. if you drove, you didn't get there...uaf (fairbanks) is the flagship of the ua system but obviously not a surf school if you check a map. uaa (anchorage) is a couple of years removed from being a community college, but anchorage isn't a bad place to be for surf (and big mountain) access because you can get short flights to kodiak, yakutat, etc. (the best breaks in ak are only accessible by plane or boat). the only decent surf you can get to on the road system is out on the kenai peninsula. there are a couple of community college branches on the kp - one in kenai and one down in homer. homer/anchor point probably has the best road access surf in ak (3+ hour drive from anch) - regularly fun, but rarely epic. boat trips and/or short flights are required to really score up here. camping on homer spit last week:IMG_1786.jpgIMG_1665.jpg
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