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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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Haven Livingston, Just Add Water: Surf photographer Ryan Craig is shooting to win

There was never a singular, defining moment that turned Ryan “Chachi” Craig of Santa Cruz into a surf photographer. It was as if the career just sidled up next to him and gave him a push, just like a wave you’re surfing might jack up behind you and send you on the ride of your […]

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National Geographic and Bergans of Norway present the Radical Reels Tour September 27

For the past 14 years, I have traveled into the Canadian Rockies in November to attend the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Each year this festival goes on tour and has been a favorite of Santa Cruzans for almost 25 years. Nine years ago Banff launched their Radical Reels Tour (high adrenaline, action, sports films). Santa […]

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Nelly’s Fav 5

All Photos: Nelly / SPLwaterhousing Dave “Nelly” Nelson is arguably the most hard-working and driven photographer to come out of Santa Cruz. His success has allowed him to travel all over the world photographing the world’s best surfers in some of the most picturesque locales. We picked his brain and asked him to narrow his […]

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Marisa Miller receives Paul Walker, Ocean Leadership Award

For a small town, Santa Cruz has quite a few celebrities. Most Santa Cruz celebs reflect the Santa Cruz vibe, down to earth, health conscious, ocean lovers and environmentally protective. Over the summer the Monterey Bay Aquarium gave out it’s first ever Paul Walker, Ocean Leadership Award to Marisa Miller. Paul Walker was best known […]

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Local fishing status quo

Let’s Go Fishing, with Mike Baxter Fisher Quigley, deckhand on the Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf, helps a happy passenger with her Yellow Fin Tuna. Fishing in Monterey Bay remains steady for most species. Rockfish and Lingcod continue to be the go to fish as Halibut and Salmon continue to be caught with greater […]

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Whale & Dolphin Watch’s Petition to Save Sea Mammals from Harmful Sonar

Sound penetrates an animal’s body when immersed in water. This effect, which can cause tissue rupture and hemorrhage, has not been adequately addressed in the Navy’s FEIS. The U.S. Navy provides approximately 50% of the funds for marine mammal research worldwide. These reviews cite references showing noise has no effect on marine mammals at an […]

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Farm Suppers Benefit Homeless Garden Project

Here’s the scoop on Farm Dinners benefiting the Homeless Garden Project! We hope you can make it. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Sustainability in our food and in our community will be the theme at this year’s annual Sustain Farm Supper series hosted by Homeless Garden Project and supporting their […]

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