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Saturday shred in Santa Cruz

Sometimes you just have to get lucky and be in the right place at the right time. This was the case for this small crew of locals. Some of the surfers included: Pat Farley, Brian Kilpatrick, and Jack Conti to name few. Photos: Kookson / e-mail: kookson@aol.com

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Sunny Thursday at The Lane

As the tide slowly dropped on Thursday, a handful of talented locals hopped in at The Lane for small but sunny session. Some of the people out included: Ben Coffey, Richie Schmidt, and Carlos Carpenter to name a few. Photos: Matt Snow / @tradersnow For all photo inquiries: mattclarksnow@gmail.com

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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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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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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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Wednesday shred in the mid town

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

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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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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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Grey day at the beaches. Photo: T.Fox

Not the most ideal conditions but anytime you can get wet is a good thing… Photos: T.Fox

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Thursday morning walk along Eastcliff

On Thursday morning, the rain eased up, and the ocean was in a state of recovery from being ravaged by the previous day’s wind. The high tide created a washing machine effect, making entry to the water a bit sketchy. A few early-bird surfers paddled out and took advantage of the uncrowded lineup, and a […]

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In between storms in Santa Cruz. Photo: Kookson

As soon as the showers broke mid day Wednesday some of the top surfers in town swarmed on the head high peeling surf.  Some of the surfers included: John Mel, Peter Mel, Josh Mulcoy, and Brogie Panessi to name a few. Photos: Kookson

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