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  1. #51
    Coastal geomorphology with an engineering degree/certification is something you might want to look into.
    Unfortunately, a coastal engineering specialization requires a masters in addition to an undergraduate study usually in civil engineering....I'm a civil and wish I had the patience to go back and obtain my coastal masters....and the other kicker is maybe a dozen schools in the country offer coastal.

    I did my undergrad work at UD and even though I was a hike from the beach it was worth it. I wouldn't let surfing dictate your school choice. It's only 4 years, the degree will give you ample options to live near the beach when you graduate as you are a valuable employee, and frankly you'll have so much to do between drinking, girls, sleeping, drinking, oh and school too! Pick a school based on the social and educational merits and think about the location as a side note. The time will fly by once you're there.

  2. #52
    Someone mentioned Coastal Carolina. If you are looking at S.C. for waves, Charleston is your best bet. Not great, but you'll have more rideable waves than in northern S.C. It can get really good on hurricane swells too. The girls are easy on the eyes down that way too. May want to look into it.

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    Go to UNCW. Thats where ill be for the next four years.

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    Man... So much complaining...

    Im just saying... I lived at the beach my whole life. Started surfing when I was about 4, and was about as much of a surf rat as you can get. And now I go to college in CO.

    Suck it up... If you wanna go to college there may not be waves.. Its that simple. But I'll tell you what, if you do get into a college that has no surf, Don't go feeling sorry for yourself and complain about it all the time.

    There is so much more to the world than surfing... Hell, I'm on my way to becoming a music producer. Would that have happened if I lived at the beach? Probably not, I'd be to busy worrying about surfing.
    Last edited by BonerSurfs; May 27, 2009 at 03:49 PM.

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    Plus you get, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, and all Summer home to surf.

    So just suck it up.

    Your in college now, Its time to be a big boy.
    Last edited by BonerSurfs; May 27, 2009 at 03:49 PM.

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    boner...you got any beats up on youtube or anything?


    and about your college...you should really put surfing way down on the priorities list when choosing a college. i dont know anything about colleges near the beach so i cant help you out but pick a place that's gonna provide you with a solid education to build a future off of, then start looking at the other things that you enjoy after you look at the important stuff (majors available, living conditions, and so on)
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  7. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    Unfortunately, a coastal engineering specialization requires a masters in addition to an undergraduate study usually in civil engineering....I'm a civil and wish I had the patience to go back and obtain my coastal masters....and the other kicker is maybe a dozen schools in the country offer coastal.

    I did my undergrad work at UD and even though I was a hike from the beach it was worth it. I wouldn't let surfing dictate your school choice. It's only 4 years, the degree will give you ample options to live near the beach when you graduate as you are a valuable employee, and frankly you'll have so much to do between drinking, girls, sleeping, drinking, oh and school too! Pick a school based on the social and educational merits and think about the location as a side note. The time will fly by once you're there.
    I agree, I sometimes wish I had not only looked at two schools, Salisbury and UNCW, but wanted to stay close to the ocean. I am glad I stayed in state just because of tuition, but the social scene at Salisbury got pretty old after a couple of years. If it weren't for surfing I would have never lasted there. I live up in Newark, DE now and UD looks like a sick school, lots of ladies. and it is big so you will not recognize every girl on campus after two years and if you like mountain biking there are some sick trails around here. Surfing and being close to the ocean is awesome, but there are other things to look at too.

  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by BonerSurfs View Post
    Hell, I'm on my way to becoming a music producer.
    I have a friend that recently (a year or two ago) graduated from Sheffield Production school in Towson, MD, which has one of three insane (in the world) machines for production.

    He is now working as a bill collector.

    I'm working on getting his head out of his ass, as I play music, spent years spinning records, make beats now, and know a few highly talented freaks who need someone to turn them on.

    There is not much money in music, but somethings got to give, you just have to be sly with WHERE IT GOES (ie. keep it OFF the internet if you wanna make money)

    You have good taste in music, and understand the simple concept of TAKING IT FURTHER, so keep at it!

    (sorry this has NOTHING to do with college, but really, I don't care)

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    While I agree with the above posts, I do think you can find a good school near the beach, although i don't think that should be your number one criteria. To add to the list, philly schools (villanova, st joes, drexel, la salle, etc) are under 2 hours to the beach. When there are no waves you can go out and do all sorts of activities in philly and in the pocono mountains to the north. I went to school in philly and while I did miss some epic days, I was also able to take the train back to jersey on the weekends and get the occasional swell.

    Oh and one more thing, look into studying abroad. You can literally go anywhere (provided you keep your GPA up). While abroad classes tend to be easy, leaving more time for surfing, chasing local trim or traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaner View Post
    While I agree with the above posts, I do think you can find a good school near the beach, although i don't think that should be your number one criteria. To add to the list, philly schools (villanova, st joes, drexel, la salle, etc) are under 2 hours to the beach. When there are no waves you can go out and do all sorts of activities in philly and in the pocono mountains to the north. I went to school in philly and while I did miss some epic days, I was also able to take the train back to jersey on the weekends and get the occasional swell.

    Oh and one more thing, look into studying abroad. You can literally go anywhere (provided you keep your GPA up). While abroad classes tend to be easy, leaving more time for surfing, chasing local trim or traveling.
    ya, agreed. It is like an hour from Philly to Atlantic City. I did a study abroad in Costa Rica - awesome! I recommend anyone with the chance to study abroad to do so... It didn't even cost more than a regular semester.