Surfing Colleges?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by JerseySurfRat89, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. JerseySurfRat89

    JerseySurfRat89 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    whats everybody think about good colleges to go to, to surf .. what are the best?? the not so best??..i know were in the mid atlantic here but lets think of everywhere else
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  2. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    great topic, i wanna know too. i don't want to go to a college just for surfing, but it wouldn't be so bad haha. im looking for mid atlantic area, unw? mommoth? chaleston? what about eastern carolina. i have a 3.1 gpa if that helps

  3. randomherochris

    randomherochris Active Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    the word is that unc wilmingtons pretty solid
  4. Freedom2Surf

    Freedom2Surf Member

    Oct 3, 2008
  5. brookesurf

    brookesurf New Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    uncw is nice...check out christopher newport, near va beach and it's an easy trip to hatteras..
  6. frylock89

    frylock89 Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2008
  7. dawnpatrol1187

    dawnpatrol1187 Active Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    there is always salisbury
  8. eshore

    eshore Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    I know there is monmouth
  9. mattlocker31

    mattlocker31 Member

    Sep 5, 2008
  10. frylock89

    frylock89 Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2008

    Im from New Jersey and go to Salisbury(fairly cheap=main reason) cause i wanted to be near the ocean and get out of NJ. its a quick 30-40 min drive, not to rip on Delmarva but i wish i went to school in NJ. I miss Manasquan and LBI
  11. Shakagrom

    Shakagrom Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    UC Santa Barbara!
  12. jay cagney

    jay cagney Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    my friend goes to hawaii pacific and surfs all winter then travels to oregon in the summer to snowboard. good lifestyle..
  13. moondog27

    moondog27 Guest

    surfing colleges

    Check out this link for info on surf colleges. I'm a teacher and writer in Maui, but I'm from the east coast so Flagler was the best choice for me because it was cheap, had decent surf, and it was just quick shot home to Jersey or to Hatteras. My other choice would have been UNC wilmington but Florida is super nice, you get the sharks but you also get the warm water. You can always go out west or to Hawaii once you get your degree. And there is no education like an east coast education!! Here is the link:
  14. CharlieInOC

    CharlieInOC Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Alot of the kids from OC go to Flagler in ST. Augustine, but for waves you can't beat southern Cal., there are several schools there to choose from.
  15. Subluna

    Subluna Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    Agreed that you can't beat the west coast. But if you hang on the east coast, in addition to Flagler, up the road in Jacksonville in the University of North Florida which is a D1 school with great facilities, programs, etc. Plus, it is approximately 10 minutes from the Jax Beach Pier, Atlantic Beach, Neptune, and 20 minutes from the Mayport Poles (the A break) and the Ponte Vedra breaks, and you get access to the somewhat interesting nightlife and music scene of the city/beach combo area which St Augustine definitely lacks after about two weeks. Many people live in at the beach and commute to school. Overall it is a fun scene that comes with a smaller, more local feel than the "bigness" of other D1 schools...

    Full disclosure: I am an alumni. I surfed every day, got my degree, and met friends for life who still meet once a year to go on a surf trip.
  16. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    I graduated from UNCW in 2005. It's a great school, has a really great business school and Wrightsville beach gets really good. There's also an uninhabited island called masonboro that you have to paddle to and that place goes off. I highly recommend at least visiting Wilmington while you are deciding. One walk around campus and I gaurantee you will want to go there ; ) Getting in is another story...
  17. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I want to re-live my 4 years of college. :(
  18. Zansurf

    Zansurf Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2008
    hes right

    You can't really do better than UCSB for an all around great college experience. Last summer i got to live in SB for six months and it was awesome. The school has it's own point break if that helps.
  19. ...LostInFlorida

    ...LostInFlorida Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2008
    Flagler, UNF, UWF.... (all in florida)
  20. OBlove

    OBlove Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Student loans suck!

    what ever you do DO NOT take a loan. they suck and screw everything up for your future. I can't take a year off because I always have to promtly pay my loans. take a year off before you ever owe/pay the fed anything.