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.
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Thread: Wrightsville Beach Surfing
Apr 20, 2014, 08:19 PM #21
Apr 20, 2014, 08:20 PM #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.
Apr 20, 2014, 08:44 PM #23
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
Apr 21, 2014, 01:08 AM #24
and i thought $2 was a rip off.......geez
Apr 21, 2014, 01:13 AM #25
Apr 21, 2014, 12:19 PM #26
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.
Apr 21, 2014, 01:31 PM #27
- Join Date
- Aug 2010
- BELMAR, NJ
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
Apr 21, 2014, 01:46 PM #28
Apr 21, 2014, 02:28 PM #29Junior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2009
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.
Apr 22, 2014, 01:04 AM #30Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jul 2012
- Ocean City Nj
Defiantly does not compare to the reef breaks in Australia, or the slabs of Ireland.