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Neil Pearlberg, The Perfect Write: Good fortune and a fish eye led Nelly to successful surf photography career

Dave “Nelly” Nelson’s finger is on more than just the shutter button of his digital 600 millimeter camera secured within its water housing. After spending less than an hour with the man simply known as “Nelly,” it’s clear that during his career within the surf industry, he has seen a great deal more than what […]

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Surfer Claude Horan, credited with naming Steamer Lane, dies at 96

Horan was known as the ‘father of ceramics’ in Hawaii By Jim Seimas Former surfer Claude “Duke” Horan — who is credited with naming Steamer Lane, one of the most popular breaks along the coast of California — died June 11 in Hawaii at the age of 96. Friend Harry Mayo — a surf pioneer […]

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Spotlight: Interview with Gia Coppla Director of “Palo Alto”

Gia is the Granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppla and niece of Sophia Coppla. In “Palo Alto” Coppla explores the world of privileged youth making whimsical decisions based lack of experience. The Film is based the book by James Franco. The film is gritty, humorous and above all a very real depiction of what high school […]

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Aptos teen shows courage in water rescue

Tenaya Greeninger was given the youth hero award by the Red Cross By Calvin Men calvinmen@santacruzsentinel.com @calvinmenatwork on Twitter Aptos >> At just 12 years old, Tenaya Greeninger didn’t think much of paddling out into the ocean to rescue two boys stuck in the water. Greeninger, now 14, was awarded the youth hero award by […]

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Point Break LIVE!

Point Break Live! is a spoof of the 1991 blockbuster classic starring Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, the Zen-surfing leader of a gang of bank robbing adrenaline junkies called the Ex-Presidents, and Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an ex-college football star turned undercover FBI Agent. But the best part? YOU CAN BE KEANU!!! That’s right — […]

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Surfer Tackles GMO’s

Kyle Thiermann releases latest Surfing For Change film  Local surfer and wave maker Kyle Thiermann has come a long way since he first graced the cover of Good Times back in 2009. Then, his Surfing For Change series had recently launched with the debut of his first issue-based mini-documentary, Claim Your Change. Today, he has just rolled out his eighth […]

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Big wave surfing: Santa Cruz’s Savannah Shaughnessy first woman to compete in, judge Oregon Pro at Nelscott Reef

By JULIE JAG Santa Cruz Sentinel The drive from Santa Cruz to Lincoln City, Ore. — home to Nelscott Reef and the Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro big wave surfing contest — takes between 12-16 hours. Savannah Shaughnessy did it in 12 by driving straight through the night, and on Wednesday she plans to make […]

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SCW Spotlight “Kim Mayer”

Santa Cruz Waves chats with the bubbly barrel hunter Kim Mayer. As far as influential local surfers go, we hear a lot about “the boys” of this town. And don’t get me wrong—they’re great. But even the boys would agree that Kim Mayer—with her potent combination of style, wit, power and genuine stoke—gives them a […]

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