Have you ever wanted to learn to surf? It turns out, you can do that for academic credit. Only two universities on the East Coast of the U.S. offer a surfing class for college credit, and one of those is the College of Charleston. This fall, some 30 students at the College learned how to surf (or refined their surfing abilities) in a unique course taught by 30-year surfing veteran and CofC alumnus Kai Dilling ’93.

The students didn’t just learn how to surf, they also learned about wave dynamics, surfboard technology, human kinesthetics and environmental awareness. Check out the video below for a summary of the class.