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  1. #1
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    Flagler College, Good Surf Schools

    *sorry for a repost if this thread has already been posted, I searched, but found nothing*

    So, I am applying for colleges now for the fall semester. I did relatively well on my SATs and did decent at my first semester at community college. I am in my second semester at community college, but going crazy living back at home with my parents and need to get out of Jersey. Trying to change things up a bit.

    I am wondering if any of you guys are familiar with Flagler College. I am pretty much set on going there. I visited and it seemed like an awesome time. I do not know anyone there though and would like to know some more about it. If any of you guys went to Flagler College and can let me in on some knowledge I should know before committing, let me know!

    Also, I am trying to stay on the East Coast, anyone know anywhere else? I know Monmouth (live fifteen minutes away), UNC Wilmington, but that is pretty much it. Thanks guys.

  2. #2
    I didn't go to Flagler, but I do spend lots of time in St. Augustine. You're talking about that school right?

  3. #3
    University of Delaware has a two year program on a campus in leers for marine biology and there's coastal Carolina in sc, there's a good school on Virginia beach I forget what it's called but it's good for marine biology too. There's also university of Miami which Idt has very consistent swell. I'm also looking into east coast colleges so I can surf I like uncw

  4. #4
    For Florida, Flagler or UNF(in Jax) are two of your best options as far as consistency and being within 10-15 minutes from the surf. N Fl is relatively exposed and gets fairly consistent swells during the Fall/Winter/Spring seasons. Summer can be pretty bad but hurricanes are the exception there. St Augustine beach near the pier and the state park north of there can be really good when it gets dredged every few years.

  5. #5
    c of c. Surf is not that consistent but gets pretty fun....but the women...oh my

  6. I went to Flagler. Had a great time, St. Augustine is a great place to be. School was good, upon graduating I realized I wasn't that into my major.(Business Admin) Flagler is considered a Liberal arts school, so they don't offer a ton in the way of major diversity. Don't stuck in a major you may not use because you like the area so much, thats what I did.

    If I had to do it over again, I probably would have stopped going to the dunes cracker, the gator, hatties and focused on my future and utilized the schools resources rather than being wasted every night.

    The school is small, the locals are cool, its easy to meet people.

    Move onto the island after your freshman year, waves arent the best, but you can ride a bike everywhere and the beaches are giant and spread out.

    Overall, I'd say give it a shot, dont get caught up in the awesomeness of the town, it will suck you in. Good luck

    oh and kids from new jersey make up about 90% of the undergrads

  7. #7
    Ya the St. Augustine area is pretty chill scene! They do get decent waves there from time to time. Though an hour south is NSB and that's the most consistent spot on the east coast!

    Not sure what you're aiming for but Embry Riddle is in Daytona and there's also UCF in Orlando. Cocoa and NSB aren't far from UCF, probably 45min.

    There's also that orange and blue Gator school up there in Gainsville however its quite far from the beach.

    Miami is another option thought the waves aren't too great down there.

    Oh yeah.... almost forgot.... Stetson University is a killer school right here in good ol' Deland, Florida!!! Only
    25min from NSB and Daytona. Stetson is a very good school.

    If I had to choose I would say Stetson or Flagler.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Surfin_nj View Post
    University of Delaware has a two year program on a campus in leers for marine biology and there's coastal Carolina in sc, there's a good school on Virginia beach I forget what it's called but it's good for marine biology too. There's also university of Miami which Idt has very consistent swell. I'm also looking into east coast colleges so I can surf I like uncw
    There are no four year colleges with marine biology in Virginia Beach. There is Old Dominion University in Norfolk, but it is more known for Oceanography.

  9. #9
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    Stockton College. They have a great marine bio program. Do what I did. Get a winter rental near the beach the college is only 15 min away....you can surf your brains out.

  10. #10
    I'd have to second Old Dirty in Norfolk. Went there for grad school. It's big (22,000+ students), in a decent sized metropolitan area (1.7 million people) so there's plenty to do, and 20 minutes from Virginia Beach and a little over an hour from the outer banks. I moved up from Wilmington NC, and liked it enough that I never left...