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Topic: Going to Santa Cruz this summer.

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Going to Santa Cruz this summer.

« on: March 02 2005 10:03:00 »

Last year I learned to surf at Mission Beach in San Diego.  I fell in love with it and want to go back to California (I'm from Canada) this summer to surf.  I have a place to stay for free in Santa Cruz so I will probably go there.

When I was learning, I learned to get up in the whitewater and ride it to the beach rather quickly.  I was starting to go past the white water and getting up about half the time before I had to return home.

Knowing a bit about my ability level, where would you recommend that I go surf in Santa Cruz?  Any recommendations on where to rent equipment as well?



RE: Going to Santa Cruz this summer.

« Reply #1 on: March 09 2005 13:03:00 »

ask someone where steamer lane is.paddle straight thru the middle of the incoming sets (wait until it starts to line up) then,take off on the first wave of the set with complete disregard for anyone else. you should be fine. let me know how this works out.good luck!



RE: Going to Santa Cruz this summer.

« Reply #2 on: March 11 2005 16:03:00 »

ignore that other guy, hes messing with you. go to a surf shop and ask for "cowells". its one of the best learning waves in the world, soft, slow and gentle. have fun. i grew up in santa cruz, its a beautiful place.

check out, and you can find a cam with a view of cowells. gluck!



RE: Going to Santa Cruz this summer.

« Reply #3 on: March 17 2005 14:03:00 »

this guy is correct.ask someone where cowells is.there are many beginners at this can either ride the inside,middle or outside. everyone takes off at the same time and goes straight off.


A new york surfer

RE: Going to Santa Cruz this summer.

« Reply #4 on: April 21 2005 11:04:00 »

Listen in all honesty I have grown up in New york surfed cali hawaii and australia; and santa cruz was my least favorite spot just make sure you know your place when you get out there people will seem nice as they smile and drop in on your wave.  Pleasure point and steamer lane are crazy crowded with lots of locals I recomend heading down towards capitola there are some beach breaks over there with alot less people.  Pleasure point and steamers are all time but the crowd can get crazy so know your place and be friendly.  way up North is stunning and cold but a lot less crowded try a road trip up there people forget about Northern cali.

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