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Thursday Evening

After days of fog and low clouds I start to get tired of it, no matter how bad of a drought we are in. Yesterday seemed like every other day this week, cloudy cold and gray, but after talking to Ben Coffey who was going to test out a new board he shaped, the clouds […]

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Richie Schmidt Slicing at Steamer Lane

  Part of the fun shooting with the fisheye lens is that you have to get close to your subjects. Here Richie Schmidt got pretty close, although sometimes it is hard to tell just how close, so  less than 2 feet away close. I have a lot of respect for surf photographers who get even […]

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Locals in Black and White

Some things are just better in black and white… When it comes to surfing on an overcast day in Santa Cruz, surfing is definitely better. I was able to catch a couple of local shredders during the afternoon hours under a dreary overcast sky still doing what they do best. The swells were certainly providing […]

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Reggae at the River Cafe

The River Cafe ignited the beginning of the weekend with some reggae and an awesome atmosphere. Check out the vibes here: http://waves.cc/Au Photo: Zakari Adams

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River Cafe Ignites the Weekend with One Love

If you ever wanted a mellow good way to ignite your weekend, The River Cafe certainly is a choice for a friday evening. This weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to go check out “ONE LOVE” at The River Cafe. One Love set the mood for locals to kick the weekend off with some […]

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Perfect weather for Kite Surfing – photos by George Saitas

When the weather’s too windy for surfing, there’s another option…kite surfing! Photos by: George Saitas Photography

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SUNNY DAY ON THE WEST SIDE

Wednesday was a slow day for surf here in Santa Cruz, but with the low tide in the late afternoon and a slight build in swell for the evening, there was still some surfing to be shot.  I drove up and down West Cliff for the greater part of the day and ended up with […]

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Carlos Carpenter Scales the Cliff

I love being on the cliff when a surfer climbs their way down the cliff’s edge on a crowded day. People’s eyes widen, confused pointing ensues and then the chatter of “What are they doing?” or something along the lines of that. Here is the angle of what the climb looks like from the water […]

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