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Friday Morning Stretches for the Lane

And here is it is nearly may and we have a 18sec period NW’er?! We aren’t complaining! For teh dawn hours this morning the usual crew and then some were throwing themselves at everything they could to savor this late season NW swell. From elevator drops to barreling lefts to gorgeous cutties, the crew was […]

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Saturday, Clear And Warm For A Beach Cleanup

Warm, flat, and calm is what we had Saturday — that big swell from last week is definitely over. This was the kind of day that’s perfect for kayaking and SUP boarding around the Santa Cruz Harbor. I dropped in on a group heading out from SUP Shack Santa Cruz and watched their progress. I […]

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Eastside Sunset Session Thursday

As yesterday wound down many wave rides and lovers of the ocean made their way to the seashore on the east side of Santa Cruz to participate in the daylight’s last waves. From young rippers to old timers, everyone was gettin’ down! Here is a little gallery from the action. Enjoy!! photos: Patrick Bremser

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Lazy Thursday Afternoon at 41st.

As the day wound down, all manner of waverider young and old grabbed their wetsuits and board of choice to grab a late afternoon session. With summer hours allowing the groms to play after school and before dinner, parents were quick to get them in the water. There was no lack of fun to be […]

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Plenty to love on a rainy Saturday

Rained out? Surf flat? It happens. I go shoot anyway though because there’s always something going on, even when the story mostly says “relax.” I walked Pacific Ave for a couple of hours to get a sense of the day. It was cool and damp but still warmer than an awful lot of places across […]

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Climate change may flatten Santa Cruz’s famed waves

By James Urton, Bay Area News Group SANTA CRUZ >> On a summer day in 1885, three Hawaiian princes surfed at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River on crudely constructed boards made from coastal redwoods, bringing the sport to the North American mainland. Today their wave-riding successors consult satellite weather forecasts on smartphones before […]

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Pumping Tuesday Morn. photos: Patrick Bremser

This tuesday saw conditions clean up a bit and dial in at a few spots around town. Here is a gallery from dawn at the lane and then another break in town. If you know anyone in the shots, let them know. my contact info is in my profile at the bottom of the gallery. […]

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Playing with fire

During a camping trip, fire doesn’t always have to stay in the bonfire. These are from a recent trip up the coast, camping on the beach and swimming in the icy Pacific. Please practice extreme caution when handling fire. And be conscious of extinguishing all sparks and flames. Only use fire in clear, non flammable […]

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