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    California Colleges?

    I'm starting the college process and have my heart set on California. I know that the cal state school's are nearly impossible to get in to if you live out of state. So my question is does anyone know/have any experience with private schools out there that are willing to take out of state students?

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    Point Loma Nazarene. #1 school for surfing in the USA. But zero tolerance on alcohol and drug use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Point Loma Nazarene. #1 school for surfing in the USA. But zero tolerance on alcohol and drug use.
    no cars for your first year either...
    you might also want to check out hawaii. they're actually trying to get more out of state students in

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    If your main intention is surfing, I'd look into some of the UC's, like santa cruz, santa barbara, or san deigo.. I'm on the same boat. Looking into colleges and will not budge from my plan of going to california..

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    Or move to Cali after high school, get a low pay job for a year while you surf, to establish residency, then apply as a resident. Any buddies you could bunk with for a year?

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    what do your parents say??

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    University of San Diego is a good rec. You should try UCSB, UCSC, and UCSD. You can do the community college thing for a year and then transfer to a UC school. That way you can get residency.

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    i go to ucsb, am from new jersey, surf all the time and love it. you cant look just into wanting to surf 24/7 bc you know the truth is there arent always waves. but if thats your only factor then you have to look at consistency. more consistent look to either san diego for the warm water or santa cruz for the cold water. santa barbara gets world class waves all year but not as consistently. but when they do, theyre along 300 yard point breaks and are the best rides youll ever get. what else do you like to do though? san diego is not really that much fun until youre older and able to go out to bars and clubs legally. santa cruz is full of a level of hippy pot smokers you will have never even thought existed. and santa barbara has a little of everything but mostly a crazy drunken party scene on del playa drive which is right on the beach. all of the UC schools are pretty hard to get into from outta state but they want your money! i had a 1850 SAT and a 3.6 gpa and i got into ucsb. if youre not the best at school and want to move out here look in to the community colleges here. theyre much more academically challenging than the ones on the east coast. id suggest venture community college.

    ps. try to get a car out here if you plan to surf alot. you will be chasing the swell alot to find the best size and conditions and that could be a pretty far drive.