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Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour at the Point

It was an amazing day of waves, sun, and surfing competition, as kids from all over the state gathered to battle it out last Saturday in the Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour stop at Pleasure Point. Photos- Dave Alexander, Salty Breeze Surf Art and Photography

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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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Another great Saturday at the Lane

By 6:45 you could already describe the tide as “high”. By 9:00 some waves were 8 feet. It’s foggy and that’s no surprise really but that meant none of the incredible sunrises we’ve had recently. The water was warm, some said 58 to 60 degrees. By 8:30 it was pretty busy. Seen today: Nat Young, […]

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Nat doing what he does best at his home break

To see the full gallery of photos: http://waves.cc/39 Photo- Mike Higuet/ Higuet Photography

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Firing Friday at Steamer Lane

While photographing the waves on the West Side today, I ran across Flea, Nat Young, and several others crushing it at The Lane. Although the sun was behind the clouds, the wind was calm and the swell consistent. If this swell continues, it’s going to be an amazing weekend of surfing. Photos- Mike Higuet/ Higuet […]

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A swell Saturday at the Lane

This week we have the remnants of Hurricane Marie, bringing clouds that make the sky dramatic and a photographer’s dream come true (the cloudlessness from that high pressure system off the coast most of this year has been dismal). Today the swell was big and beautiful; powerful and rideable. Not the monsters that hit Southern […]

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Ireland Conti negotiates a critical drop at The Point on Friday morning. Photo: Paul Topp

Check out a gallery of photos from this day here.  Gray Morning at The Point Photo by Paul Topp

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Gray Morning at The Point

Friday morning saw the swell still holding and the early birds were on it to take advantage of the smooth conditions under an overcast sky.  Surfers included Ireland Conti, Tyler Fox, and Brad Fox, to name a few.  Photos by Paul Topp.

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