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  1. #21
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    im about to graduate from UNCW. lots of frat guy d-bags but there are also an abundance of hot avalible females if thats what you're into. Being part of the UNC system makes us reputable. Surf is hit or miss, sometimes you'll surf every day for 2 weeks but dont see a wave the entire month of july. I would do it again if i had the choice. im heading west for grad school.

  2. #22

    Im a senior

    I'm a senior at uncw from New Jersey. Go. It's awesome. Waves kinda are mush burgers but it's nice to surf in warmer water.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by surf05 View Post
    Thanks for all the help guys, definitely useful stuff. And don't worry Erock I promise not to kook up your breaks if I decide on UNCW.

    I am however worried about the overall reputation of the school. I know you can only get a good idea of that from talking to people, and so far the internet doesn't seem to like UNCW. Is it really that full of self entitled d-bags? Is the degree actually worthless?

    My other options would be to get landlocked and snowboard in Vermont for a few years, or try to transfer to a University of California school (I missed their deadline this year).
    you ask good questions. Imo, it's not that UNCW's degree's are worthless...it's that college degrees are becoming worthless. I know you're 18 or so and in this country you've only got 3 or so viable exit from HS strategies available to you.

    1- college (requires one to take on debt)
    2- military (no taking on of debt required, but one is asked to be cool with killing people and for taking orders like a robot)
    3- get a job somewhere that has potential for upward growth and that will help train you to start your own business (no taking on of debt required- and its a way to teach a man to fish etc)

    Is it any wonder that the first 2 options are the ones pushed like a drug on kids your age, assuming your 18ish?

    I can explain more...but just kinda wanted to throw my larger world view in there to backup my advice to just learn a trade or something. Im a graduate and it did help me get a job...but unless you really like to read and write about your subject, college is gonna be a drag and a very costly one. You don't need to go to a pricey Univ to learn about programming or any computer related thing either, and thats where the last of our economy is going

  4. #24
    and i thought $2 was a rip off.......geez

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by babybabygrand View Post
    In the EYE! i ride boards with your name on it. .. parking is now $2.50/hr at WB!! the meters start at 8am!! so thats a bug F$ck you to every "working man" surfer out there... now of course if you're a grom from UNCW and daddy bought you that audi and that condo near marfaire you'll have nothing to worry about but you still will be one of the major reasons why the south is going straight to hell, fast.
    and i thought $2 was a rip off.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by surf05 View Post
    Thanks for all the help guys, definitely useful stuff. And don't worry Erock I promise not to kook up your breaks if I decide on UNCW.

    I am however worried about the overall reputation of the school. I know you can only get a good idea of that from talking to people, and so far the internet doesn't seem to like UNCW. Is it really that full of self entitled d-bags? Is the degree actually worthless?

    My other options would be to get landlocked and snowboard in Vermont for a few years, or try to transfer to a University of California school (I missed their deadline this year).
    All in good fun man, I'm sure you'll be cool.

    UNCW has a really good business school for undergrad and Masters as well as marine science and some other sciency things. They're making a push into more medical-related majors now too. A buddy of mine got his masters in Creative Writing there, so their liberal arts programs are fairly robust if that's the way you want to go. It's a good school.

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by surf05 View Post
    So I got accepted to UNCW and it's almost time to choose where I'll be going to school, but first I need to know how much I'll actually be able to surf. How does that area compare to places further north like say NJ? I know obx is about 4 hours away but I'd appreciate any information on what the local breaks are like (how often, how good, crowds, etc.)

    Also any general useful info on the school or Wilmington would be awesome, I'm trying to get a good perspective on what it will be like down there. Thanks.
    Brah, your going to love it down there- specially in the winter... no more 5/4 and 38 degree water. They get waves, I have had many great times down there... but a different type of wave. its all sand bars- no jetty - so your surfing all over the place. they have a few piers. Your probably going to miss the jersey juice- the waves in NJ - specially in BELMAR,NJ- tend to have more power and are more top to bottom... that said you can go either way with it... sometimes its good to have a break from heavy top to bottom BELMAR,NJ waves...

    IF the school has a degree that you want- go for it... just don't be stupid- its a lot of time and money to waste to just go to a school that has surfing and warmer weather. you might as well go to Hawaii then...

    oh ya, stay away from the party life- you will be stuck in it for years - then when your a single old waiter at 40 - just trying to make ends meet, youll wonder what happen... then think back to your glory days back in BELMAR, NJ... and move back to obtain your new career at Djais...

    seriously- go for it., youll love it

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingonh2o View Post
    Brah, your going to love it down there- specially in the winter... no more 5/4 and 38 degree water. They get waves, I have had many great times down there... but a different type of wave. its all sand bars- no jetty - so your surfing all over the place. they have a few piers. Your probably going to miss the jersey juice- the waves in NJ - specially in BELMAR,NJ- tend to have more power and are more top to bottom... that said you can go either way with it... sometimes its good to have a break from heavy top to bottom BELMAR,NJ waves...

    IF the school has a degree that you want- go for it... just don't be stupid- its a lot of time and money to waste to just go to a school that has surfing and warmer weather. you might as well go to Hawaii then...

    oh ya, stay away from the party life- you will be stuck in it for years - then when your a single old waiter at 40 - just trying to make ends meet, youll wonder what happen... then think back to your glory days back in BELMAR, NJ... and move back to obtain your new career at Djais...

    seriously- go for it., youll love it
    lol wut?????

  9. #29
    It is not that college degrees are worthless but gone are the days you party through wasting your parents money and then expect to get a job when you leave. I have many examples of recent grads who have all done very well with their degrees but they are all mature and responsible and they took a proactive role in their education. A big part of college is making connections for jobs when you leave. If, for example, you are interested in the film industry there is a lot of opportunity in Wilmington for that. I'm not sure what your Jersey school is but if it is Rutger's for example you would have an opportunity for making a lot of good connections in the greater NY area. If you do well your first two years at UNCW transferring to Chapel Hill is pretty automatic and there again you will have access to all kinds of opportunities in the triangle. If your goal is to making surfing your top priority in life you shouldn't bother with the east coast. Go to Hawaii or better yet live off the grid in Nicaragua and sell beans to tourists.

  10. #30
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    Defiantly does not compare to the reef breaks in Australia, or the slabs of Ireland.