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bates



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Grad Schools near good windsurfing Reply with quote

Senior at college, want to continue windsurfing alot, and attend grad school for economics. Any suggestions?
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morwind4me



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

berkely comes to mind. what are you going to study? That might help your search a bit. Portland state is another one.
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JoeT



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stanford is another, right next to the otherside of the bay already mentioned
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davideg



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested too, was thinking of berkeley, santa cruz, etc
Hows the sailing season in the Gorge?
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bigairhead



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't leave UNC Wilmington or any other coastal or near the coast NC College off your list , we need fresh young blood on the windsurfing scene around here . The windsurfing is quite good - to excellent and the waters warm . Cool
Not to mention the cost of living , great weather and jobs that has everyone coast to coast moving here - Raleigh area .
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bates



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the insight. I guess I now have to get into a university thats close to sailing. California sounds nice
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wissmandale



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on what you want to study, but I went to U.C. Berkeley, and the Bay can be just EPIC. UCLA, and the other L.A. schools are close to a number of good windsurfing beaches. Long Beach State is a few miles away from Leo Carillo in San Pablo, one of the best windsurfing Beaches in SoCal. U.C. San Diego is right on the beach in La Jolla, but the wind isn't great there. U.C. Santa Barbara has some of the best wind in the state, and it's right on the beach, but the best windsurfing beaches are about a 30-45 minute drive.
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pacspeed



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First post your GPA and GRE score. The we'll rec. a school for you.

Portland St. is a joke, anyone can get in, but there's no sailing during the school year anyway, so it wouldnt really matter if you lived near the Gorge.

Berkeley is probably best for all around access and wind, but you better have REALLY good grades to get in. And a huge heap of cash to afford living there.

UCSB has the nicest setting of any college Ive ever seen, you can literally walk out of class and onto the beach in about 90 seconds. Great surf, mt biking, and smoking hot women too. Not super consistent wind, but still damn good. Oh yeah, ditto the huge heap of cash.

Santa Cruz is a nice middle ground, good wavesailing nearby, though it's cold and sharky, so expert conditions. You'll have to drive 45 minutes to the bay to get easier/safer conditions. Plus the town itself is full of dirtbag hippies and thugged out surfer-localist a-holes.

Don't know if they have a B-school, but Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo is close to great wavesailing and inland lake sailing, with excellent weather and a nice small town vibe.

San Diego schools range from Excellent (UCSD) to jocko-fratboy idiocy (SDSU), and the wind is terrible. Hot chicks, though, nice weather, and right on the doorstep of Baja.

If it's on your radar, a mid-atlantic school within distance of Hatteras, or a Boston school to sail the Cape might be a good choice. Or theres always University of Hawaii!
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Temira



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:58 am    Post subject: grad schools? Reply with quote

Interesting that pacspeed chose to mention, not once but twice, that there are "hot chicks" at schools.

Bates never identified as male, female, straight or gay.

You made yourself look like a sleazy guy, and quite possibly did so to a "hot windsurfing chick."

Think before you write.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quicker you get school behind you, the quicker you start investing the big bucks rather than paying them out, and the quicker you can retire and windsurf full time. Now that's an ROI!

What's the difference between paying out school expenses vs earning a salary ... $30-40k a semester? In an index fund that'll buy you a nice home near the Gorge or a summertime condo on Maui by the time you retire at 50.

Or you can play your way through school, taking an extra semester or two (i.e., a house or two or few years' retirement delay) to finish. It's your call.

Why, I had to walk to college, uphill both ways, barefoot in the driving Florida snow year-round, in class or doing homework 18/6.5 (one of those is true!), but the payoff included retiring to sail full time at 45.

Think about that. It's called economics. Wink

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