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Tuesday tear at Steamer Lane. Photos: Kookson

The usually youngsters were out in full force tearing the small surf to pieces.  Some of the surfers included: Santiago Hart, Ben Coffey, among others. Photos: Kookson  

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Women on Waves 2014. Photos: Jake Thomas

    Check out the video, HERE: https://vimeo.com/92174001

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Saturday and Sunday on the eastside. Photos: Kookson

It’s starting to feel a lot like summer with warmer temps and signs of south swells. Photos: Kookson

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Sunday Morning

Woke up Sunday morning to grey and cloudy weather and immediately hit the snooze button. My alarm went off again ten minutes later and I pried myself out of bed to meet up with a couple friends to see what waves we could find. I did the obligatory Surfline check, only to find most of […]

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Shared Adventures Celebrates 20 years at Pono

Shared Adventures celebrated it’s 20 year anniversary at Pono Hawaiian Grill on Saturday. There was a ribbon cutting with the mayor Lynn Robinson and the chamber.  And Foster Andersen gave out plaques to distinguished members of Shared Adventures. Lots of businesses donated great raffle prizes.  A percentage of Pono’s food safe proceeds went to support […]

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Saturday morning at The Lane. Photo: T.Fox

Saturday morning saw chest high set and glassy conditions at Steamer Lane.  Surfers included: Mike Salcedo among others. Photos: T.Fox

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Mid week on the westside. Photo: Kookson

Wednesday around the westside.  Some of the surfer included: Willie Eagleton, Wyatt Barrabee, Randy Bonds, and Wilem Banks to name  a few. Photos: Kookson

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Lowtide session at the Lane

With a combo swell in the water, and spring breakers back in school, the lane offered up plenty of waves to go around for everyone this week. Here is a collection of photos from the early afternoon session that went down before the fog rolled back in and blanketed the entire Santa Cruz coast. Some […]

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Mid-morning session on the North Coast

With spring-like conditions and the summer fog beginning its inevitable return, there have still been pockets of nice waves and weather for those who know when and where to look. Here is a gallery of one of those sessions that went down on Wednesday, north of town. Photos: Matt Snow / @tradersnow For purchase inquiries, […]

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Operation Stoked. Photos: Jake Thomas

Operation Surf came to town during a stretch of amazing weather and good surf. Everyone was stoked.  

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Sun and Waves

This first weekend of April was a warm and sunny one. There were waves pretty much everywhere and something for all skill levels. There was everything from hallow mini barrels to fast wedges. Surfers include Fisher Baxter, Willie Eagleton, Tyler Conroy, Xica Hansen, and Solomon Doherty. See a photo you would like to buy? Email […]

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Sunday funday at Pleasure Point. Photos: Kookson

More stellar weather and stomach high surf kept this crew of regulars stoked on a sunny Sunday at Pleasure Point. Some of surfers included: Jack Conti and Marty the Mechanic to name a few. Photos: Kookson

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Coffey Brothers, Sam and Ben – Photos: Bob Zimway

Photos: Bob Zimway a little afternoon coffey for you… the coffey brothers, sam and ben, down at the lane

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Saturday evening on east side. Photos: T.Fox

Saturday evening sunshine, great conditions and fun chest high had a variety of spots on the east side of town. Photo: T.Fox

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5th Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival in Aptos

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival was created by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, and to raise funds to support local bike projects. This family-friendly eco-conscious event continues to grow year after year with the generous support of their […]

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After the rain in the Big Basin

After this week of much needed rain, the creeks of Big Basin Redwoods State Park swelled with runoff, creating some beautiful cascades of water over limestone. Sempervirens Falls, one of the more popular attractions in the park, offers a great place to spend a moment of tranquillity. With two access points from either the 3.5 […]

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Wednesday shred in the mid town

Sunshine and surf on a sunny Wednesday in Santa Cruz. Photos: Kookson

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The Gardens at Filoli. photos: Patrick Bremser

When you are looking for a new adventure when the waves are blown out and brown from heaving south winds and ugly run-off, there are a quite a few extraordinary destinations in our area. One that has been calling me for several years now are the Gardens at Filoli just off Hwy 280 in Woodside. […]

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Way-back Wednesday: J-Bay, 2008. Photos: Jake Thomas

With the storm moving through, I thought I’d go through the archives and share some photos from a trip I took to South Africa in 2008. Check out some of the sights of Jeffreys Bay and the surfers who love the waves, there.   Photos: Jake Thomas  

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West cliff stroll between storms. Photos: T.Fox

Take a virtual stroll along West Cliff in between storms. Photos: T.Fox

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Kimm Hogue Photo Gallery

Kimm Hogue, owner of Opal Cliff Auto Center, has been taking some awesome pictures lately.

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Sunday shred. Photos: Kookson

Sunday morning had a few gems before the winds picked up.  Some of the surfers included: Shane Desmond, Jesse Colombo and Shane Skelton to name a few. Photos: Kookson

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Santa Cruz Paddlefest Sunday @ Steamer Lane

Paddlers of all kinds scored some great waves on Sunday afternoon for the 28th Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest at Steamer Lane. Photos: Paul Topp

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Central California Weekend

With the rain looming in the Santa Cruz area, a trip south seemed in order. The dividing line between Northern, Central, and Southern California are vague and subjective for many (myself included) but at the very least I can confidently say I wanted to head south, like a migrating bird escaping the cold, but in […]

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