UCSD Making Waves Among Top Surfing Schools

Point Nazarene also makes the list

A big honor for UCSD as a popular surfing magazine ranks the college the third-best surfing school in the nation based on academics, surf quality, life experience, cost, and partying.

Transworld Surf announced the 2008 ranking this month.  The magazine praised the school for its diverse student population and high academic standards, and location -- adjacent to the famed Black’s Beach.

“You aren’t gonna be taking surf trips, so if surfing is a priority for you, choose a school near some decent waves," the editors wrote.

Surfer Magazine and Sports Illustrated also have ranked UC San Diego a top surfing school.  More than 160 surfers belong to the UC San Diego Surf Club, according to the university's Web site

Point Loma Nazarene University placed fifth.  Topping the list was UC Santa Cruz.

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