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Sunset at Steamer Lane

It is always a pleasure to watch the sunset at Steamer Lane. Photos by Paul Topp

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First North/West Swell of The Season at The Lane

Wednesday afternoon saw a rising swell with over head high sets rolling in to keep crowds in the water and along the cliff happy.  Some of the surfers included Richie Schmidt Jr. and Chris Sanders to name a few.  Photos by Paul Topp Email: toppphotos@yahoo.com  

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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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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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Santa Cruz Paddlefest Sunday @ Steamer Lane

Paddlers of all kinds scored some great waves on Sunday afternoon for the 28th Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest at Steamer Lane. Photos: Paul Topp

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Friday Shredfest @ The Lane

Friday afternoon saw small, but rippable conditions at Steamer Lane giving a small group of locals a chance to shred without the unruly crowds of this past week.  Surfers included: Carlos Carpenter, Richie Schmidt, and Sam Coffey to name a few. Photos: Paul Topp

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Overhead Surf and Low Tide Tuesday @ The Lane

Tuesday afternoon still offered waves in the head high+ range with some light surface texture and not too many surfers in the line-up at Steamer Lane.  Those who chose to make the best of the shifty conditions scored some nice waves.  Surfers included Darryl “Flea“ Virotsko among others.  To Purchase a photo from this gallery, please email […]

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