Not that it’s any big secret but Newport, RI has the best big waves on the East Coast. During Hurricane Season you’d be hard pressed to find better breaks than Ruggles and Tuckerman’s.
College Magazine just released their list of the Top 10 surfing colleges in the nation and Salve clocks in at a respectful #10.
Here’s what they had to say!
The smallest state in the country gets major waves. Rhode Island may not receive the most consistent surf, but when it’s on, it’s on. During hurricane season Newport’s point break, Ruggles, attracts professional surfers from across the globe to ride its wide, barreling rights. And Ruggles sits in Salve Regina University’s backyard. As one of the best schools Rhode Island has to offer, Salve Regina is a coed Catholic university with a strong foundation in liberal arts. Newport’s vibrant east coast surf scene only adds to the attraction for prospective surf-students.
PS – HUUUGGEEEEE shoutout to The Godfather Sid Abruzzi and Mayor Harry Winthrop for saving Ruggles in 2013!