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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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Tyler Fox Puts On a Power Surfing Clinic On The Eastside

Saturday morning brought the occasional  overhead wave to the Pleasure Point area and Tyler Fox was there to take full advantage of it. Photos: Paul Topp

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Longboards Rule Tuesday @ Pleasure Point

A group of longboarders make the most of a sunny day and small waves at Pleasure Point.  Surfers included Dave Brown and CJ Nelson to name a few. Photos: Paul Topp

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True Blue Tuesday @ The Hook

Blue skies and clear water made these little waves at The Hook even more enjoyable for these surfers on Tuesday afternoon. Photos: Paul Topp

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Little Leftovers Tuesday @ Pleasure Point

By Tuesday afternoon the long run of fun surf around town had dropped to almost nothing with Pleasure Point being on of the few spots that still had some rideable waves, and there was a good number of surfers on hand to ride whatever was left of the fading swell. Photos: Paul Topp

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Fun for All Ages @ 38th

Tuesday afternoon saw clean, waist high waves and all around good conditions for surfers of all ages at 38th Ave.  Surfers included Reilly Stone and Tyler Newell to name a few. Photos: Paul Topp

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Beautiful Tuesday Morning @ The Hook

The South Swell was still holding sets in the head-high range with clean conditions on Tuesday morning at The Hook and a big crowd of surfers were there to take full advantage of it.  Surfers included Brian Waters among many others. Photos: Paul Topp

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Mid-Day Tuesday @ The Point

Pleasure Point showed textured but rideable surf in the shoulder high range on Tuesday with a lot of surfers on hand to take advantage of it.  Surfers include CJ Nelson and Sammy Nigh to name a few. Photos: Paul Topp

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Toes on the Nose Tuesday @ Pleasure Point and 38th

Tuesday afternoon provided small and mushy conditions under blue skies at The Point and 38th.  Surfers included Marciano Cruz, Bud Freitas and Reilly Stone to name a few. Photos: Paul Topp

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Wednesday Morning in Motion @ The Hook

Small but fun waves and gray skies on Wednesday morning provided the opportunity for some experimentation with motion at The Hook. Photos: Paul Topp

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Fun, Soft Waves Tuesday @ The Hook

Tuesday morning was gray, but the afternoon brought clear skies and small but fun surf for this group of waveriders.  Surfers include Shannon Stanger and many more. Photos: Paul Topp

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Tube Time on Tuesday @ Its Beach

Tuesday afternoon had strong off-shore winds creating some nice tubes in the head high waves at Its Beach. Photos: Paul Topp

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Hunting Hollow Waves @ The Hook

Side-shore wind and thigh high waves made for less than ideal conditions on Tuesday at The Hook, but with a little patience, you might find the view that you’re looking for. Photos: Paul Topp

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From West to East on Friday Morning

The fog moved in quickly on Friday morning at Middle Peak, but a short drive to Pleasure Point provided clean and sunny conditions for a lucky group of surfers to enjoy.  Surfers include Bryce Suba and many more. Photos: Paul Topp

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Small and Onshore Tuesday @ The Hook

Tuesday afternoon brought onshore winds that mushed-out the small waves at The Hook, but for a few surfers who were willing to ride whatever the ocean would give them, there was still plenty of fun to be had.  Surfers include Noi Kaulukukui. Photos: Paul Topp

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Low Tide Tuesday @ Pleasure Point

Low tide on Tuesday provided clean conditions and the occasional tube ride at Pleasure Point.  Surfers include, CJ Nelson and Chongo Cruz to name a few. Photos: Paul Topp

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Traffic Jam @ The Point on Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday afternoon saw the occasional chest high wave with clean conditions at Pleasure Point and a nice sized crowd of surfers were there to take advantage of it.  Surfers included Bud Freitas and Nic Hdez to name a few. Photos: Paul Topp

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Monochrome Morning @ The Hook

Cloudy skies and head high waves for this small group of surfers on Wednesday morning at The Hook. Photos: Paul Topp

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Fun Morning @ Middle Peak on Wednesday

Wednesday morning offered up the occasional overhead wave for a mellow crowd at Middle Peak, Steamer Lane.  Fun surf for a variety of wave riders including, shortboarders, bodyboarders, longboarders, kneeboarders and SUPs. Photos: Paul Topp

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West NorthWest Swell on Wednesday Morning at Pleasure Point

The WNW was still holding some overhead waves on Wednesday morning at Pleasure Point and Sewers for a crew of surfers who were willing to brave the morning chill. Photos: Paul Topp

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Fun Sized Waves Tuesday Afternoon @ The Hook

Tuesday provided fun, shoulder high surf and clean conditions for all to enjoy at The Hook.  Surfers include: Miles Clanton, Nat Young, and Kyle Jouras to name a few… Photos: Paul Topp

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Take a Look Inside a Santa Cruz Shorebreak.

Feeling uninspired by Wednesday afternoon’s small and mushy surf conditions, S.C. Waves photographer, Paul Topp, looks for inspiration in our local shorepound at “It’s”. Photos: Paul Topp

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