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Spring time in Tel Aviv, Israel. photos: Patrick Bremser

We all have our informed and uninformed opinions of the Middle East and what is happening down there. And when you put aside all the political mess, you are left with what is really going on. And in Tel Aviv, Israel, It is all about the Beach! And some epic farmers market that I dare […]

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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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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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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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Bodyboarders Representing. photos: Patrick Bremser

Tuesday morning saw mediocre conditions while the tide was still a bit high making most spots a bit sluggish. Alas, a few bodyboarders found themselves in the right spot as the tide began to drain out and then served up perfect conditions. Local boys J.D. Woosley, Sammy Garcia, Kevin, Jesse, and bodyboarding legend Chris “wonton” […]

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Monterey Whale Watching Adventure

Princess Monterey Whale Watching was nice enough to have us along for one of their whale watching tours and we were not disappointed!   We lucked out and found a pod of killer whales along with a few humpbacks and grey whales.  We learned a ton about these magnificent creatures and we will surely be […]

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St Paddy’s Day Mornin’ at the Lane. photo: Patrick Bremser

Monday morning was met with a peaking NW swell that put smiles on everyone charging the Reeling lines at the Lane. The NW winds brought in a set of low clouds to make the scene moody and brilliant as the sun first hit the lineup. These great late winter swells seem to just keep coming, […]

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Dawn patrol at the point. Photo: Patrick Bremser

There are many reasons why all manner of folk arise early enough to catch the dawn hours and watch the sun push the shadow westward. Some of us are out on a pre-work run. Some are out with the dog before it is relegated to the yard all day. Some are out to dance on […]

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San Francisco Gallery

Images of San Francisco’s iconic bridges and sky line through the lens of Santa Cruz photographer, Jim Patterson. More photos of San Francisco on Jim’s site HERE: http://goo.gl/uZRsvA

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Just Wandering Around Capitola

It was a fairly quiet day in Capitola By The Sea. The ocean was calm, the sky was mostly grey, there were more seagulls on the beach than people. Even so there were families with kids running around, teenagers taking selfies, people enjoying their coffee, couples strolling the promenade, pet owners walking their dogs, fitness […]

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The Grey Days. photos: Patrick Bremser

We all dream of those days when the water is crystal clear blue, slightly offshore winds, clear skies with popcorn clouds, beautifully groomed a-frames or perfectly peeling point breaks. And since Most of us Don’t live in the magazine covers of Hawaii, we all contend with all manner of conditions. On the Central Coast of […]

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Another Flipbook of Barrels. photos: Patrick Bremser

Since it has been a couple months since an installment of the Santa Cruz Waves Flipbook of Barrels, I thought I would pique your visual cortex with a bunch of barreling sequence shots for the surfer/bodyboarder/bodysurfer in all of us. So, if this is your first time to the Flipbook, the idea is to quickly […]

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Hike to the top of the world – Photos: Matt Snow

At the southern edge of the Big Sur Mountains, lies Cone Peak… one of the highest peaks California. The views are absolutely breathtaking, and it is worth every bit of the short but steep 2.5 mile hike to the top. Here is a photo journey of this majestic place, and its surrounding areas. Photos: Matt […]

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On flat and stormy days. photos: Patrick Bremser

Yesterday the majority of California got absolutely dumped on. Rain, thunderstorms, even tornado warnings for the LA area! While the rain is pouring and the south winds are howling, the surf in our neck of the woods is a little less than worth getting the wetsuit wet. But that doesnt mean there aren’t other options […]

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View From the Inside. by Patrick Bremser

As a surfer, there are so many different parts of wave riding that keep us paddling out into cold waters at home here on the central coast and waters all over the world for that matter. But the piece of wave riding that most often takes the cake as the most sought after moment in […]

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The Wilds of Point Lobos. by Patrick Bremser

If you are ever down the coast with a couple hours to spare when the swells are down, stop by Point Lobos State Preserve. Pay the $10 to park inside the gates, because our state parks deserve to be supported, and explore the magical wilds of Point Lobos. Local lore says that the amazing lands […]

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A virtual tour of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

When the waves are small and the weather turns, it’s great to find other ocean-related activities to stay in the loop. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) Exploration Center is a perfect place to spend that time! Located right across the street from the Santa Cruz Municiple Wharf, the Exploration Center hosts multiple state-of-the-art […]

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Pleasure Point Ghost Riders at Dawn. photos: Patrick Bremser

While the majority of Santa Cruz was hitting their alarms or on their morning commute on wednesday, a dedicated few grabbed their wave sliders and wet suits and head out the door. The waves were not massive or maxxing out the break, but provided enough juice to fuel their day. These ghostriding log jammers danced […]

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High tide at the Lane. photos: Patrick Bremser

Winter has finally blessed us with a good stretch of swell. By now we all have all gotten the “flat days anxiety” out of our blood and most of us are fat and happy with some amazing waves ridden counting up like poker chips now for the last month. And it keeps pumping. At least […]

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Sunset Caverns. photos: Patrick Bremser

Before the new swells rolled in and threw a massive amount of sand around, the water clarity was astounding for this time of year. This is a gallery of some of the choice moments and some of the not so choice moments from that session at the end of last week. photos: Patrick Bremser

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Tuesday Morning at the Lane. photos: Patrick Bremser

While some were still sleeping and others were catching amazing waves up and down the coast, these folks, including Santa Cruz Waves own, Tyler Fox, decided to paddle out into some of the finest waves Steamer Lane has put out this season. With a low tide rising, Middle Peak was heaving. Here is a gallery […]

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Low Tide at Davenport

The tide was extremely low last night, letting photographer Levi Sofen walk to the Davenport Pier from the beach, something that is normally impossible because of the ocean. Photos: Levi Sofen

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Just another week in Hawaii. photos: Patrick Bremser

As Santa Cruz is getting pummeled with gorgeous waves, Hawaii is still sucking up swell from every direction possible: the good, bad and ugly. While some of the surf has been ripping and perfect, a little change in direction turns a gem into a gnarling beast. Here is a little gallery from the past couple […]

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