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Best college for surfing? - 2007/10/24 22:25 Hi everybody.

Right now im studying aeronautical engineering in Aachen, Germany, (no water here ) and hopefully i'll be done at the end of summer 2008. Afterwards im planning on finishing my master of buisiness administration (which i'm doing simualtaneously). While doing this, i would like to spend one semester studying abroad. As i have always dreamed of surfing, i would like to spend that semester at a college with a lot of good surf spots close by. (some of which should be suited for a beginner like me)

About myself: Im a little bit below average swimmer, fairly trainend, and can't open my eyes under water (need to wear contact lenses, call me a nerd...). I don't mind taking any risks, although i wouldn't mind not drowning on my first day in the waves. Also, I already tried surfing once with a longboard (8'4'') for about 10 days in Siouville, France, and already managed to stand up and ride some waves (that was fun). I speak fluent english and some french, but i wouldn't mind too much if i had to learn another language.

So what are your suggestions for an university? Luckily money isn't any issue as long as it seems as if I would be doing anything for my MBA (no need for a special MBA programm, i just have to be able to go to some buisness classes) I was thinking some hawaiin college (obviously its warm and famous for surfing) but have second thoughts about it beeing too crwoded over there. So i'm open for any suggestion (place, best time to go there, or anythink else that comes to your mind).

Thanks a lot
moeh

Post edited by: moeh, at: 2007/10/24 20:26
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Re:Best college for surfing? - 2007/10/25 02:39 All spots at the globe with rideable waves and colleges or unis in short distance are crowded. Even if You've never seen all places common sense will tell You. So better look for the best education, check with the wannasurf surf atlas wether spots for beginners are available. Then go for it! Once there, make friends with the locals, they will help You accelerate surfing progess.
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Re:Best college for surfing? - 2007/11/09 19:30 At Plymouth Uni, in Devon, England you could actually do a surfing degree! this is great for learning everything about the ocean and the industry.
If you want something less intense, The Boarding School in Newquay Cornwall UK, offer video coaching. This is the best solution I have come across to progressing quickly, and the coach is one of the top surfers in the UK.
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Re:Best college for surfing? - 2007/11/14 02:29 Hawaii is the place, go check Hawaii Pacific Universiy (HPU). As it is only for a semester it is ok for you to go there, i did the same, never had a single regret...
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Re:Best college for surfing? - 2008/01/31 03:39 Go to Australia!
great people, shitloads of awesome wwaves for beginners and experienced surfers alike and lots of universities to choose from. Check out Sydney, wollonggong or newcastle.
Eva
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Re:Best college for surfing? - 2008/02/03 02:52 Hawaii would be #1 but UCSD in La Jolla, California would be excellent as well. So many breaks in San Diego I doubt you could hit them all even if it took 6 years to get your degree.
San Diego is beautiful but don't forget the wet suit, the water gets pretty cold during the winter and the warmest you would see all year is aroung 73 degrees.

Still, I wish I was thinking about where to get an MBA near the best surf!!!
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