You couldn’t really choose a better university for a good surf vibe than the University of Hawaii in Mānoa.
Based in the capital of Honolulu with warm water and world-class waves, surfing is engrained in daily culture here more than any other place on the planet.
The campus is just 45 minutes from every surf spot on O’ahu. Yep, that includes the notorious Pipeline and plenty of gnarly reef breaks on the North Shore.
Plus the National Weather Service have their forecast office on campus, so you can get the most up-to-date swell report before anyone else.
NEAREST SPOTS: Ala Moana Bowls (15 minute drive), Pipeline and most of North Shore (45 minutes to 1 hour drive)