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post #16 of 20
This thread is almost as bad (good) as that thread where we all went off about restaurants in Berkeley/Oakland. Manton, why mention In-N-Out right before I'm about to eat dinner? Why?
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Manton
??? The only big waves you see in Santa Cruz come in El Nino years, when huge walls of green foamy water smash into Seabright Beach and Seascape (Aptos). The break is impossibly short, uniform, and close to shore. No one surfs those. They can't be surfed. Only fools even swim in the water because the accompanying rip tides are so vicious.

The two decent Santa Cruz surf spots are Lighthouse Point and Pleasure Point (which is really Capitola). The breaks are nice and looooong but the waves are not big at all. However, the fact that they break so near to cliff walls introduces a spine-tingling element of danger.

The nearest big wave beach is Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, about 40 miles north. Those are big f@$#ing waves. Maybe a lot of the guys who surf there live in Santa Cruz -- I guess that's possible -- but it's pretty much an international beach.

I was referring to the Mavericks Crew, as they're called. They're from Santa Cruz.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Wilson Bro., are you more interesting in the waves per se or more the "surf city" vibe? Huntington's a pretty good combination of the two. Newport and Seal Beach, imho, are a little to upscale for the latter. Hermosa Beach is stronger on the former than the latter. Malibu/Topanga/Ventura have generally mediocre waves but a strong and genuine surfer culture although parts of Malibu suffer the same afflictions as Newport and Seal Beach.
I love Santa Cruz, but imho it's too damn cold for a true Beach Boys experience.

Lawyer Dad-

I think you an Manton know me..i'm looking for the real Surf City vibe..I dont know if i'll ever have the courage to surfboard in the ocean. Once I tried it here inside an amusement park..and that was difficult

Just to sit in the California sun isnt such a bad dream from my perspective


-Danny Wilson
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by wilson brother
Lawyer Dad-

I think you an Manton know me..i'm looking for the real Surf City vibe..I dont know if i'll ever have the courage to surfboard in the ocean. Once I tried it here inside an amusement park..and that was difficult

Just to sit in the California sun isnt such a bad dream from my perspective


-Danny Wilson
In that case, Huntington Beach and Hermosa Beach both are good spots.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
In that case, Huntington Beach and Hermosa Beach both are good spots.

Thank you..

I hope one day we'll share a cold one there
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