2 SD Universities Make Surf Channel's Top 10 Schools for Surfers List

Both UC San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene made the Surf Channel's list released this month.

UC San Diego secured the #2 spot on The Surf Channel’s list of the top 10 universities for surfers. UCSD is one of two schools in San Diego to make the list and one of seven in California to make the list.

“Long, consistent lines with shreddable 10-12’ foot potential? Sounds aiigghht. Who are we kidding, how does anyone get an education at UCSD with Blacks Beach just a hike away?!” The Surf Channel said in its list. “The trick seems to be sesh time between classes since these liquid gold gifts are just a short hike from campus. Nevermind the gnarly, thigh agonizing cliff hike back UP to campus, your buns will be thanking you later when you’re pop, lock and droppin’ it at the clubs just a few miles from campus.”

 UCSD has also it into the top school for surfing lists in Surfer MagazineSports IllustratedTransworld Surf and Surfline.com.

“This ranking is a testament to the dynamic student experience at UC San Diego,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla in a release. “In addition to being an academic powerhouse, our vibrant campus community and incredible location on the Pacific Ocean offer students a variety of unique opportunities outside the classroom.”

Khosla was given a surfboard by the university when he took over as chancellor last year.

UCSD surf team co-captain Shaun Burrell said accessibility to great waves was a factor in his decision to attend the La Jolla school. Burrell is a former professional surfer, who joined the surf team after transferring to UC San Diego from El Camino community college.

“Having the ability to park in the Muir College parking lot, suit up, run across the street to go surfing and come back to go to class is a pretty unique experience,” Burrell said in a release.

The Surf Channel's Top 10 Universities for Surfers:

10. Cal State Long Beach

9. Cal State San Marcos

8. Monmouth University, New Jersey

7. Pepperdine University, Malibu

6. Florida Institute of Technology

5. Point Loma Nazarene University

4.  University of Hawai’i at Manoa 

3. UC Santa Barbara

2. UC San Diego

1. UC Santa Cruz

What schools do you think are missing from this list? Let us know in the comment section below.


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