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One Eyed Charlie: The Cross Dressing Stagecoach Driver

Driving from San Jose to Santa Cruz over Highway 17 is a pretty harrowing 40 minutes with tight twisting curves and crazy drivers. Just imagine driving a team of six horses and a stagecoach full of passengers over the same route—but on treacherous dirt roads barely more than trails. In the 1800s it was thought […]

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Subtlety & Motion: Behind the Lens with Photographer Patrick Trefz

Patrick Trefz is a unique cinematographer-slash-photographer-slash-author whose focus is the blending of surf, surf lifestyle and art. His work has been exhibited across the nation over the last 15 years, from the Los Angeles Film Festival to the New York City Film Festival. As a filmmaker, Trefz has produced three critically acclaimed films—Bicycle Trip, Thread […]

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Surfer on Acid

SURF PHOTOGRAPHY & THE ART OF MAX EHRMAN View more of Max’s work @maxehrman | Photo manips by Julie Henry CJ Nelson. Photo: PaulTopp.com Photo: Nelly / SPLwaterhousing Nic H’Dez. Photo: @KenanChan Glen AKA 3B. Photo: Kookson Read more from Vol 1.2 or Subscribe to SCW Magazine!

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A Stone’s Flow: Local artist Michael Eckerman has built a legacy one stone at a time

By Joel Hersch On an April morning in 1971, when Santa Cruz stone artist Michael Eckerman was 24, he woke up feeling depressed inside Damon prison, a remote detention facility in Northern Israel. On the other side of the world, in Newport Beach, Calif., Eckerman was missing the birth of his first son, Ea, who […]

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Art at the end of Woodrow Avenue

Just back from the corner of Woodrow and West Cliff Drive, is a sculpture named “Astronomy and Tides.” This was a gift to the City from David Kimball Anderson, a local artist who lives near here. He created the piece in 2007 for the City because he felt it was time to give back to […]

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Catching up with Santa Cruz Native co-owner Riley Schmidt

Santa Cruz Waves recently caught up with 14 year old entrepreneur and visionary Riley Schmidt to talk about his budding business, ice cream and the future of Santa Cruz Native Apparel. Name: Riley Thomas Schmidt   Age: 14   Home town: Santa Cruz   Occupation: Student and co-owner of Santa Cruz Native a new Santa […]

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Bella Vita Surf Film

Be sure to check out this cool surf film at the Del Mar theater on October the 15th. Tickets are available here: http://www.tugg.com/events/11352

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Artist Profile: Gary Irving

Gary Irving creates photographs that elicit emotion and have a style all their own. Santa Cruz Waves got a chance to ask Gary about his life and his photography. Santa Cruz Waves: How long have you been in the United States and where did you grow up? Gary Irving: I grew up in Wales, Great […]

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