UNC Wilmington's nationally-ranked surf team took home the first place title for the third consecutive year at the 2011 National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Championships held in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. April 7-10, 2011.
UNCW competed against teams from the University of North Florida, Flagler, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Central Florida, Daytona State College, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Stetson and Florida State University. The competition was scored by individual surfers who gained points toward the team score as they advanced through each heat. The top three surfers moved forward to the next heat, with first place gaining six points, second place earning five points and third place awarded four points. Five members of the UNCW Surf Team made it to the finals, two short boarders, one long boarder and both female competitors. Long boarder Drake Courie placed first overall in the college long board division.