UNCW could be cool if you are already a good surfer. Don't apply if you plan on learning to surf, you will then be just like 80% of the fools already attending there.

I am from Wilmington and live here now, never have liked UNCW students since I started surfing when I was 8.
NCSU is my Alma Mater, it's a great school just Raleigh is the armpit of the universe.

Bottom line: find a university that will provide the education you NEED to succeed in an ever-increasingly difficult economic environment. Make time to surf when you can. Don't go to some second-rate school just to be close to the water, it's easier to choose where you live when you can pick from various jobs