Europe: Get your A-Levels for surfing

img surfing  Why learn Maths or Physics when surfing the waves does the job?

In France surfing is now officially part of the curriculum for the Baccalaureat (A-Levels / high school diploma). This week the first 43 contestants took their practical and oral tests in south-west France near Bordeaux.

…with sun shine, a breeze from the east and more than one meter high waves on the Atlantic the weather conditions were especially good…” said Jean-Luc Arassus head of the jury and president of the French surf association. But to get grades for surfing for their music, time, videothe candidates have to be on competition level…

Hmmmm…

More information (in French) at: France 3

Note: The image above is not from the tests (its from a great island in the pacific) and – left aside all the ranting and raving about the continuously devaluated admission requirements in the UK – we are looking forward when the first European country will allow driving tests as part of a high school diploma.

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