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#2912132 - 02/11/19 06:52 PM Santa Cruz - Need ideas
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Oh wise erBB, guide me bowdown

Gonna be up there this weekend with the family.

Need advice on a good dawn patrol spot for Monday morning.

PM me or just say "go surf the lane"

(Seriously though, is steamer lane worth surfing on a smaller day, or is it a crowded mess?)

I show up alone. I have no bros (or brahs) to bring along and crowd out a spot.


Also curious about a place to push my niece into a few friendly waves. Is Pleasure Point area good for beginners, or is it super-aggro-longboard-dude town?



Grew up there as a young kid, but haven.t been there in many years (and have never surfed while there). Totally looking forward to it smile

Oh, and for your troubles, here's a couple doogo's who are so happy it's not currently raining:







Edited by Boneroni (02/11/19 07:17 PM)
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#2912139 - 02/11/19 07:13 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Boneroni]
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If tide and timing is right Ive had some awesome days at small lane with barely anyone out.
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#2912147 - 02/11/19 07:33 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Boneroni]
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you're going to get surf; plenty of swell with wind out of the north. haven't been there in years but pleasure point is calling your name IMO.
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#2912387 - 02/12/19 11:43 AM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Boneroni]
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Friendly push in type waves for your niece at Cowells. If small try Manresa, but yeah the Lane or PP may have something for you.

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#2912424 - 02/12/19 12:31 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Boneroni]
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Capitola would be a sweet spot for your niece, plus it's a friendly beach and esplanade for the family to hang out, eat, window shop, etc. Also, Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons show a super low tide, enabling a walk under the Depot Hill bluffs toward New Brighton. If the sand isn't covering all the rocks, you'll find 5-million-year old baleen whale fossils embedded in the rock. Pretty amazing.

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#2912480 - 02/12/19 01:40 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Kincaid]
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Originally Posted By: Kincaid
Friendly push in type waves for your niece at Cowells. If small try Manresa, but yeah the Lane or PP may have something for you.


Manresa in the winter is a horrible place for a beginner.

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#2912726 - 02/12/19 07:37 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: beerbelly]
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Yeah, Cowells for beginner. Manresa may have if town is small or head north is another option. Have fun.

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#2912805 - 02/12/19 09:37 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Boneroni]
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I recommend natural bridges on a clean west swell.

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#2912828 - 02/12/19 10:26 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: surfy1476]
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how about stockton ave? shrug

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#2912863 - 02/13/19 12:27 AM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Boneroni]
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SC town spots are all jam packed pretty much any time it's even remotely good. The Hook and the Lane are exceptionally bad. Some spots have surly locals if you don't lay low, and some other spots are pretty much locals or personal invites only. PP spots like the Hook and Sewers are packed but other spots can get good and spread out the hordes a little bit, or not. Up the coast has a bunch of spots but you need to know exactly where to go and if there's a big swell it'll be huge, and the farther away from SC you go: sharks.

+1 on Cowells for beginners.
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#2912993 - 02/13/19 12:12 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Boneroni]
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1) Careful of water quality.

2) Maybe a break in the weather this Saturday.

3) No reason to go further north than Pigeon Point.

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#2913040 - 02/13/19 02:15 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: surfy1476]
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Originally Posted By: surfy1476
I recommend natural bridges on a clean west swell.


roflmao

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#2913042 - 02/13/19 02:19 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: Boneroni]
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...breaks over the reef like a bat out of hell?
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#2913047 - 02/13/19 02:25 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: fishtank]
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Originally Posted By: fishtank
how about stockton ave? shrug

It gets hollow and mean.

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#2913070 - 02/13/19 02:54 PM Re: Santa Cruz - Need ideas [Re: RemyXO]
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Originally Posted By: RemyXO
Originally Posted By: fishtank
how about stockton ave? shrug

It gets hollow and mean.


Enough about the locals, what about the wave?

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