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    Alright its time, I'm going to college and want to be able to surf while I'm there. I'm planning on going west, as far west as i can go. I don't have the best grades 82 AVG but i have good recommendations and a decent ACT score (29). what colleges are the best for surfing on the west coast? looking into california state schools.

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    UC Santa Barbara
    UC San Diego

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    UC Santa Cruz as well ... UC Irvine isn't in a bad spot either, although it's not right on the beach like the others.

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    any coastal UC school or cal state. Cal state isn't as competitive however

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    yeah I've been looking at those schools really looking into UC Santa Cruz and UC Santa Barbara. anyone know how the CSU schools are?
    also i have heard that Santa Barbra gets waves but only when it sneaks between the islands, I'm looking for a place with constant waves

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    Santa Barbara community college, wont regret it.

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    yea uc irvine is 10-30 mins from anywhere in north orange county, and just over 30 mins to anywhere in south county, including trestles

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    I made that choice just this past year. Don't go to USCB. There is no surf there until you start getting NW swells in the winter. All summer, most of fall and spring it is dead flat there.

    California State University Northridge
    California State University Channel Islands
    California State University Monterey Bay
    Point Loma Nazarene (private school san diego)
    San Diego State University
    University of California San Diego
    University of California Santa Cruz

    all of these are right near the beaches all up the coastline from San Diego to Santa Cruz. seriously, skip santa barbara the surf is the least consistent of all of California's coastline because of the islands offshore (the channel islands) that block all south swell from getting to there. Best advice, go to San Diego or Santa Cruz. Both receive a decent amount of south swell but its all about the NW winter swells. both get big, double overhead and beyond big. (and san diego is really damn close to trestles which has 5 different waves including lower trestles)

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    im also lookin at schools that have decent surf in the area but all the majority of the lists for schools near surf are all west coast what are some east coast schools? 3.8 weighted gpa and 1700 sat score. looking at school for some sort of good finance programs or business administration type program

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERSEYboarder View Post
    im also lookin at schools that have decent surf in the area but all the majority of the lists for schools near surf are all west coast what are some east coast schools? 3.8 weighted gpa and 1700 sat score. looking at school for some sort of good finance programs or business administration type program
    For east coast if you don't mind a little cold, there are some great point breaks to surf in New England - check out URI, UNH, and USM (Southern Maine). Not to mention the mountains are close by. UNH has a good business program btw, but URI can be a tad more consistent because Cape Cod doesn't block some of the swell.

    Besides those there are the obvious NC and FL schools to look at. Also if you wanted to keep it local Richard Stockton is a great option.

    The Hawaii idea is great if you're ok with never coming home for the holidays as that can get pricey.

    And as others have said don't worry too much about the major. Most people change majors at least once. And then when you graduate you will find that most people find a job that is related to the major, but not directly applicable.