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WRITING WAVES’ WORDS Santa Cruz Waves’ writers reflect on the most memorable experiences they’ve had while reporting for the magazine.

Neal Kearney: “An article I wrote concerning Jim Phillips’ involvement in the Screaming Hand art tour in 2017 led me to visit his pad to ask him, his son Jimbo, and his grandson Colby about their submissions to the show. I grew up studying Jim’s classic Santa Cruz Skateboards graphics, and his other NHS-brand decals and stickers, obsessively. His garage is full of art, skate decks, and original sketches from his long career. I was transported back to that sublime state of youthful wonderment as I surveyed the bounty within Jim’s personal man cave. I felt very privileged to get the chance to interview one of my favorite artists in his private inner sanctum with his creative kin.”

Aloe Driscoll: “On Sept. 24, 2018, I

Aric Sleeper: “When I heard that a castle once

interviewed Melissa Pappageorgas for an

overlooked Seabright Beach, I knew I had to

article about surfing with cystic fibrosis.

write about it. Fortunately, I was able to speak

We titled the resulting article ‘Please Don’t

with local historian Traci Bliss, who had not

Call This Inspiring.’ A few weeks after it was

only studied the Scholl-Mar Castle, but also

published, Melissa passed away. Though

had grown up going there. Sitting on a bench

Melissa didn’t like to be called inspiring, let’s

together, overlooking today’s Seabright Beach,

just say that she filled me with the urge to be

Bliss painted a portrait of a bygone era. And as

the best writer that I can be. It is an honor to be

she spoke, if I squinted just right, I could still

entrusted with telling people’s stories.”

see it—the ghost of Castle Beach.”

Kyle Thiermann: “While writing my story about

Joel Hersch: “On June 5, 2015, I was invited to

the medical applications of psychedelics, I

the East Cliff home of Santa Cruz’s late legend

felt that it would be lazy journalism if I didn’t

Jack O’Neill—known worldwide as the pioneer

get high myself. For one month I micro-dosed

behind surfing wetsuits. O’Neill, then 92, had

one-tenth of a normal dose of psilocybin once

a grey beard, the iconic black eye patch, and

every three days. The results of my experiment

a warm smile. It was almost exactly two years

were subtle, but the biggest shift in my behavior

before his passing—June 2, 2017—and his

was that junk food was less appealing. I decided

voice was faint. We sat on his couch, sipping

not to include my personal anecdote in the final

tea and overlooking Pleasure Point. When

draft. Psychedelics have the potential to help

I asked if he’d gotten in the ocean recently,

people with serious ailments such as PTSD and

he grinned, admitted he’d slowed down, but

acute anxiety and I wanted to treat the subject

[said] that he was planning to get back out

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IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE By TYLER FOX

Well, that was quick. Five years ago we celebrated the launch of our very first issue of Santa Cruz Waves magazine. On page one, Shawn Dollar was seen sending down the face of a Mavericks monster in a shot by the legendary Santa Cruz surf photographer Dave “Nelly” Nelson. The black-and-white cover was a risky move, and so was the unorthodox design that leaves off any and all text teasing the content within the issue’s pages. Our launch party was poolside at Hotel Paradox on a gorgeous 80-degree day. The champagne flowed as we cheersed and chuckled. Big hats and hors d'oeuvres added to the prestige as our freshly printed beauty glistened under the hot sun. “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” here we come! But before Robin Leach could start the inter-

views, something disturbing caught our attention. While we were basking in our newfound success, the glue binding our baby together was starting to melt. In total disbelief, we noticed pages strewn across the ground and a few random people peering down dumbfounded, like they’d just plucked the wings off a butterfly. “Noooo!” I screamed under my breath. “This can’t be happening!” Oh, but it was. And I needed to jump into damage control stat. We immediately moved all of the issues out of the sun and into the shade without the whole party noticing. The horror seemed to have lasted for hours before the swanky soiree came to an end. With only a handful of casualties, we cut our losses. However the call with the printers the following day was less than pleasant. We’ve since moved on to

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fascinating and felt compelled to share it. But by the time we ran a story, a year into publishing, about Santa Cruz protestors chasing the Miss California pageant from town (with a photo of organizer Ann Simonton in a gown made from bologna), the section had become one of our most buzzed about offerings. Santa Cruz history is something we share as a community: it’s our collective DNA, full of clues about how and why we became the place we are today. The following pages provide a peek at some of our most memorable examples. Which morsel of local history would you like us to bite off next? Send requests to info@santacruzwaves.com.

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REMEMBER WHEN ... ?

THE SANTA CRUZ SURFING CLUB VOLUME 1, ISSUE 5

“Locally, nobody else was surfing. Members of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club were the ones who started it … we formed the club around 1936. In ’38, the Junior Chamber of Commerce built the clubhouse for us. … We’d surf for approximately an hour and come in. If it was the wintertime, we’d come into the clubhouse to warm up—we had a potbelly stove. We’d get it goin’ with wood, try to warm up, take off our wet bathing suits, put a warm one on, or put our pants back on. Or, if the weather was halfway decent, we’d sit in front of the clubhouse facing the east and warm up with the sun.”—Harry Mayo, interviewed at 91 years old as the last surviving member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club, and as told to writer Neal Kearney

THE FIRST WOMEN TO ENTER SANTA CRUZ’S LINEUPS VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3

Women are an integral part of surfing in Santa Cruz today, representing a substantial portion of the local lineup and membership in various surf clubs. But this was not always the case. The Santa Cruz Surfing Club, which was founded in 1936, did not have female members, but one pioneering woman, Pat Collings (now Pat Fassio), would hang out with club members and borrow their boards to ride at Cowell Beach. She is one of two women that Mayo remembers surfing in 1941, and may have been one of the first women to ever surf in Santa Cruz.—Aloe Driscoll

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ONCE UPON A TIME, SEABRIGHT BEACH WAS “CASTLE BEACH.” VOLUME 5, ISSUE 3

The castle was first just a boxy, wooden structure known as the Seabright Hot Salt Water Baths, built in 1903 by the unofficial prince of the neighborhood, James Pilkington. The subsequent owner, Louis Scholl, reopened it as the Scholl-Mar Castle in 1929, adding a finedining restaurant, dressing rooms and concessions. “It became this total multi-purpose venue where you could get everything you needed for the beach,” says local historian Traci Bliss. “It was important that tourists could show up without even a bathing suit and yet rent anything they needed.” The castle changed hands and appearances many times over the years before coming to a demolished end in 1967.—Aric Sleeper

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A LOOK BACK AT CAPITOLA-BY-THE-SEA AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4

The most prominent feature in these historical photos, the Hotel Capitola, was built in 1895 and burned to the ground in 1929. But while many things have changed in Capitola, the relaxing atmosphere pervaded the seaside city then and now. “One of the nice things about studying Capitola’s history is that it has always been a resort town,” says Frank Perry, curator of the Capitola Historical Museum, “and almost everyone who [has] come here over the last hundred years has pleasant memories.”—Aric Sleeper

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THE 1989 LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATED THE PACIFIC GARDEN MALL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3

On Oct. 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake shook the county and laid waste to the old Pacific Garden Mall. The north end of Pacific Avenue, which was then the beating heart of downtown, was destroyed, and three of its principal landmarks—Bookshop Santa Cruz, The Cooper House, and the St. George Hotel—were forever changed. Retired Bookshop Santa Cruz owner and former Santa Cruz County Supervisor Neal Coonerty [pictured top left] was in San Jose when the quake struck. He returned to learn that his bookstore, which was housed in a nearly 100-year-old brick building, had collapsed, and the structure was red tagged for demolition. “We were stocked up for Christmas and it would’ve meant that

we’d lost everything,” says Coonerty. He struck a deal with city officials and was given two days to get as much of the inventory out of the building as possible. He went on the radio and asked the community to help him, with the added warning that the building could collapse at any time. To his surprise, hundreds of volunteers showed up. The day after Thanksgiving, Bookshop Santa Cruz moved into a tent close to the building, and remained there for three long years until reopening in its current location in the St. George building across the street. “It was a tough time, but what people did for each other then was remarkable,” says Coonerty. “The Bookshop was saved by the customers.”—Aric Sleeper

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Peter "The Condor" Mel lights up The Lane with his signature "power hack." PHOTO: TONY ROBERTS

“Before that era, Santa Cruz was getting its fair share of play in the surf media, but it was [about] big waves, kelp, and sharks. It was our combined e orts that p t Santa Cruz on the map as a performance s r ng center.” —TONY ROBERTS

TONY ROBERTS PUT SANTA CRUZ SURFING ON THE MAP VOLUME 5, ISSUE 2

Tony Roberts, known to many simply as “T” or “TR”, was a magnetic figure in the water, drawing all local surfers worth their salt to vie for a spot in his lens’ frame. Surfers elbowing their way into Roberts’ eyeline could find themselves in magazines like Surfing Magazine and Transworld Surf, or in one of Roberts’ surf films, such as Progression Sessions and Above and Beyond. The Santa Cruz-bred photographer and cinematographer’s work was a driving force in exposing the outside world to Santa Cruz’s technical surfing pioneers. This exposure helped the first wave of local, professional “freesurfers” (surfers who make their living working with elite photographers, rather than competing) secure paid sponsorships and a platform on which to share their skills with the surf world.—Neal Kearney

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Wanderlust

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raveling changes us. The people we meet, the problems we overcome, the beauty and despair we witness—it’s all part of the growth we experience when we venture outside of our comfort zone. These journeys build character and may lead to some lifelong friendships. They also provide a broader perspective and assure us that, no matter our differences, we are all on this wild ride on Earth together. Because of this, our Adventure section has been one of our favorites over the past five years. We’ve featured dispatches from more than 20 destinations, as close as Big Sur in our own backyard and as far- ung as South Africa, Indonesia and New ealand. In these reported travel diaries, we’ve heard the details of epic road trips, risky sailing voyages, and bold surf conquests. And, in true Santa Cruz Waves fashion, while sinking our teeth into these tales, we’ve had plenty of dreamy images to drool over. So get your passports ready—we’re revisiting a handful of our most memorable Adventure stories, and, if you’re anything like us, your sense of wanderlust is about to be kicked into overdrive.—Tyler Fox, founder and publisher

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Indonesia

Even with several full days of travel and time changes behind us, the anticipation of our first sunrise and views of the most beautiful, perfect islands and waves in the world woke everyone up before dawn. Still dark out, one by one the zombies arrived on deck for a cup of coffee. We watched as the sunrise bloomed in pink and orange clouds over the deep blue. As quickly as the sun had risen, the men turned to boys and let loose with a variety of hilarious, sometimes vulgar, next-level heckling that would have us all in tears of laughter the entire trip. —Chad Underhill-Meras

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Mexico

Last April, I packed my bags just as I have every time I head back for Puerto, only this time I didn’t have to bribe anybody for a ride to the airport. Three of my best friends, Austin Smith-Ford, Tessa Timmons, and Melissa Sweeny, and I jammed all of our gear and 13 surfboards into the back of my truck and started the journey south. We were looking for something new in something old, and were setting out on another trip that we would remember vividly 1 years down the road. We brushed off comments from friends about the cartel capturing us and focused on the goal: to score every notable wave from the border of Baja California to the border of uatemala. Along the way, we’ve been making a film, The Scenic Route to Salina, which will premiere in Santa Cruz later this year.—Kyle Buthman Tessa Timmons collects yet another gem during a relaxing longboard session somewhere in Central Mexico. PHOTO: KYLE BUTHMAN

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Argentina

Formed by shifting tectonic plates about 10 million years ago, the Iguazu Falls are the largest waterfall system on the planet, all fed by the huge Rio Igauzu that snakes between Argentina and Brazil. Watching over the highest point of the falls, a ow convergence called the Devil’s Throat 2 9 feet above the lower river section , it is di cult not to imagine a tragic pre-colonial scene unfold. Walking along a steel-grated pathway over the upper river, toward the watery precipice, the river ows peacefully and the roar of the falls doesn’t overwhelm the ear. How many ancient unsuspecting, indigenous canoe paddlers—exploring from far upstream—have slid over these giant falls to their death What about fish Do they know not to swim over the edge, along with 400,000 cubic feet of water per second? Because it’s a long way down, and a Devil’s Throat has to swallow something, right? —Joel Hersch

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New Zealand

As the hordes slowly moved toward the big ships at the docks, we quietly slipped into the water like Navy Seals on a secret mission. We didn’t know if we were allowed to do this, or if anyone had ever done something like this before, which made the whole experience that much more exciting. My ocean knowledge soon became handy: about two hours into our journey we ran into a serious headwind and chop that felt like we were in the middle of the Monterey Bay. After a quick break along the rugged shoreline we continued our mission, finally ending up on a small rocky shore with thousand-foot lush green walls extending into the heavens. It’s times like these when nature makes you feel really small.—Tyler Fox Paige McQuillan soaks in the view from a private, secluded cove in Milford Sound. Condensed soup never taste so good. PHOTO: TYLER FOX

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All of the driving and hours spent on Google Earth paid off in the form of perfect lefts wedging and spitting way down the beach. Gershkow and I were still navigating the driftwood piles with our gear as Anderson, Waggy, and Taylor blew past us in full sprint. Pure excitement resonated throughout the empty cove as they made off into the distance, yelling and hooting with the arrival of each empty set.—Teddy Miller

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Canada

All of the driving and hours spent on Google Earth paid off in the form of perfect lefts wedging and spitting way down the beach. Gershkow and I were still navigating the driftwood piles with our gear as Anderson, Waggy, and Taylor blew past us in full sprint. Pure excitement resonated throughout the empty cove as they made off into the distance, yelling and hooting with the arrival of each empty set.—Teddy Miller

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ENVIRONMENT

MOTHER EARTH Revisiting five years of environmental reporting By JOEL HERSCH

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hen Santa Cruz Waves magazine was born in 2014, its identity revolved largely around the surfing lifestyle and the beauty of Santa Cruz. But what began with a pure, blissful passion for the ocean quickly grew into a dedicated outlet for environmental education and inspiration. Soon that evolved into a commitment to protection and activism, as well. Growing up in Santa Cruz, and spending much of that time living on boats and sailing on the Monterey Bay, my own pull toward writing stories about the natural world—especially the health of our oceans—

found a comfortable fit with Santa Cruz Waves’ mission. Over these past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to write dozens of eco-centric articles, with subjects ranging from local water quality and home sustainability tips to plastic contamination and humpback whales becoming ensnared in commercial fishing gear. With half a decade in the rearview mirror, here’s a look back on five of the environmental articles that have marked my path as a writer with Santa Cruz Waves, and that represent the sort of meaningful reporting we will continue to bring readers in years to come.

 1 / Co ell’s Water Quality Problem (VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3) FOR A DECADE, Cowell Beach— one of the most prized surf breaks in the state—has been plagued with a complex problem: an intermittent, yet troublesomely frequent water contamination issue. For eight years, Cowell’s was hit with the worst water quality rating statewide on the Heal the Bay’s “Beach Bummer” list, with a slight improvement in 2018. In a comprehensive effort to improve the water quality and keep Cowell’s safe for recreation, a coalition of agencies called the Cowell’s Working Group (CWG) was formed in 2014 and has been collaborating ever since to identify and isolate the contami-

nation sources, generate awareness around the scientific methods being employed, and restore the public’s faith in the beach’s waters. As reported in our 2014 In Depth feature, “Troubled Waters,” a key complication for Cowell’s is its lack of ocean current circulation, especially in summer months when large swells diminish and tourism surges. With partners from the City of Santa Cruz, The Sierra Club, Santa Cruz County, the Surfrider Foundation, and the nonprofit Save the Waves, the CWG has instigated a number of improvements, like sealing off a

storm outlet vault that connected Neary Lagoon to Cowell’s. CWG also installed steel netting under the wharf to prevent birds from roosting, and developed an unprecedented scale of crossagency problem-solving around a single issue. “Together we have been able to take on one of California’s most challenging water quality issues and reduce it significantly,” says Save the Waves Executive Director Nik Strong-Cvetich, who facilitates the CWG. “There is more work to do, but we know we have the right group of people working on it.”

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

2 / The Great Pa ifi Garbage Pat h THE STORY OF PLASTIC WASTE contaminating almost every corner of our oceans—including, as we recently discovered, our very own Monterey Bay—has reached a fever pitch of environmental dread across the globe. Each year, millions of tons of plastic waste, the majority of which is derived from single-use, petroleum-based plastics (think water bottles and conventional plastic bags), makes its way down rivers and out of landfills into our oceans. Once that refuse is in the sea, it floats with ocean currents, slowly breaking down under the sun into smaller, confetti-like pieces—but never actually biodegrading—and eventually accumulates in one of the

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planet’s oceanic gyres at the vortex of all the currents. The North Pacific Gyre is the planet’s largest such vortex, and the site of the largest accumulation of plastic waste. Known by some as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the North Pacific Gyre has been estimated to contain 3.5 million tons of trash, 90 percent of which is plastic debris, floating in the water column and distributed throughout the currents’ circulation region— about three times the size of France. The story of plastic waste filling up the world’s oceans hit home this summer when the journal Scientific Reports published new research by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research

Institute (MBARI) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which discovered plastic debris in the middle of the Monterey Bay (our National Marine Sanctuary) at depths down to 3,000 feet in densities above those found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Since publishing this article, a movement has grown around the plastic contamination crisis. Artists have begun to incorporate reclaimed plastic waste into their work, some have committed themselves to living plastic-free, and one local nonprofit— Clean Oceans International—is working to develop scaleable processes around converting plastic waste into clean diesel fuel.


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3 / Saving the San Lorenzo THE SAN LORENZO RIVER runs through the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, from the mountains to the sea. Its history defines much of Santa Cruz’s enduring culture—three Hawaiian princes famously surfed redwood longboards at the river mouth in 1885, sport fishing was a major draw, and summertime “Venetian Water Carnivals” once hosted ornate boats traversing the San Lorenzo’s waters. But much later, during the ‘50s, flooding issues and levee development turned the central river into what some have described as a “back alley,” where, until the last few years, many residents

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have been afraid to recreate. But one local nonprofit has taken on the mission of turning all that around. As reported in the 2017 In-Depth “Saving the San Lorenzo,” the Coastal Watershed Council (CWC)—formed in 1995—has been working to cultivate new bonds between the local community and our river. Their efforts have included hands-on educational fieldwork, water-quality monitoring, rivercentric events, and guidance around long-term urban planning along the riverbanks. The initiative is especially important given the critical nature of

the river water itself—it represents 54 percent of the city’s water supply, so we better take care of it. “We’ve shifted 100 percent of CWC’s programs to focus on this critical natural resource that the Santa Cruz community relies upon and impacts every day,” says Executive Director Greg Pepping. “We couldn’t do this work without the tremendous support of our partners at the City of Santa Cruz and local schools, donors and supporters and the incredible volunteers who drive this transformation of the lower San Lorenzo River.”

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RIVER RESTORATION

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MARINE SANCTUARY

4 / Cruise Shi s in the Monterey Bay (VOLUME 4, ISSUE 6) ON A RECENT MORNING this June, about a dozen environmental activists put on wetsuits on San Carlos Beach in Monterey, leveling their gaze on a massive cruise ship anchored just offshore. The group of protestors, organized by Santa Cruz Waves founder and big-wave surfer Tyler Fox, mounted surfboards and a few SUP boards, and paddled their way out about a quarter mile to the ship. Holding a large banner—which featured an illustration of a toilet—the small floating crowd passed around a megaphone voicing their disapproval of cruise ships frequenting the

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The cruise ship in front of them was of particular interest. It was part of the cruise line Crystal Cruises, whose ship—the Crystal Harmony— had illegally dumped 36,000 gallons of wastewater into sanctuary waters in 2003. The incident got the cruise line banned for 15 years, as we reported last year in the In Depth piece “Floating Cities.” This was the Crystal Harmony’s first visit back. Cruise ships have acquired an increasingly nasty reputation around the world, specifically for several high-profile criminal cases based on

illegal waste dumping, as well as their air pollution. Estimates show one cruise ship at sea can give off the same amount of emissions as somewhere in the ballpark of a million cars. In an effort to raise awareness around the issue, Santa Cruz Waves has embarked on a campaign, along with a number of partners, to ban cruise ships from operating in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and has garnered more than 19,000 signatures on a Change. org petition. Stay tuned to learn how this story plays out.


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5 / Whale Entanglements (VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3) BACK IN 2015, there was a surge in the number of whales becoming entangled in fishing gear along the West Coast of California, particularly highly migratory Humpback whales, which can weigh upward of 80,000 pounds and grow up to 60 feet long. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), which tracks and responds to entanglement incidences, cited 34 whales entangled along the California coastline by August 2015, 20 of which were humpbacks, as reported in our 2015 article “All Tied Up.” Eighteen of those entanglements were right here

in the Monterey Bay—a major feeding destination for the massive marine mammals, normally between April and October. These entanglements, when they occur, can mean months of agony for a whale, in which time fishing gear can twist around their jaw, under and around their fins, or cinch tightly around their fluke. Without human intervention, these scenarios often lead to deep cuts, slow, excruciating amputations, and eventual death. In 2017, the NOAA’s National Large Whale Entanglement Response Network confirmed responses to 50 entanglement cases and successfully

removed fishing gear from 20 whales, which are the most recent reported figures available. However, the assistant California Stranding Network Coordinator for NOAA, Justin Greenman, confirmed five entanglement responses thus far in 2019. “Everything is pretty much status quo,” he says. “We’re doing what we can to train people and build the network to spot entangled whales. We’re gearing up and waiting for those calls to come in.” You can report an entangled whale incident by calling NOAA at 877-SOS-WHALE.

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SURF WORLD NEWS

E A R S of S U R F By KYLE THIERMANN

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erris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Wise words from a young man who lived life at his own speed. We at Santa Cruz Waves know how easy it is to miss the big moments in surf. Mavericks swells blur together and news cycles move more quickly than the tides. This story is dedicated to looking back at a few of the biggest moments in surf since the inception of our magazine.

Sure, guys like Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark have gone left many times, and Chris Malloy even landed the cover of Surfer magazine in 1997 in an almondy tube on the left, but never has it been approached like it has recently. Here, Lucas "Chumbo" Chianca opens the door to what is possible. PHOTO: CHACHFILES

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M A V S left

PACKING MAVERICKS LEFT 2 017 Ah, the Mavericks left—that elusive vixen you see sitting at the bar every weekend but never work up the courage to talk to. You drool over photos of her and swear that the next time you have a chance you’re going to introduce yourself, but when the moment comes you inevitably freeze up. She remained a mystery until very recently, within the last two years, when Mark Healey, Lucas Chumbo, Nik Von Rupp, Tyler Fox, and a few other goofyfooted gentlemen with swagger and stones asked her for a dance, and she said “yes." Ni Von Ru 74 | SANTA CRUZ WAVES

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SURF WORLD NEWS

EQUAL PAY IN SURFING 2 019 In 2018, the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing, which includes Paige Alms, Bianca Valenti, and Keala Kennelly, successfully challenged the World Surf League to receive equal prize money. In 2019, women and men in all WSL events held checks above their heads for the same amount of money. The top-tier pro-surf tour is now one of the only U.S.-based sports requiring equal pay for men and women. Bian a Valenti blue jersey dropping into a set wave at The Peahi Jaws World Surf League contest while eala ennelly red jersey watches on from the shoulder. PHOTO: CHACHFILES

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SURF WORLD NEWS

W A V E pools

WAVE POOLS GOT GOOD 2 016 We’ve come a long way since Rick Cane was shredding his sloppy wave pool in Arizona circa 1987. In May of 2016, Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch opened to the public and quality wave pools in Waco and Queensland quickly played catch-up. We won’t fully know the ramifications of these innovations for years to come, but one thing is for sure: wave pools will, at the very least, allow surfers (with the budget) to practice above-the-lip maneuvers over and over again. This may lead to the next generation pulling backflips on a regular basis. That, or the financial model will prove to be insolvent and this writer will be told to shut up about his wave-pool predictions. To hoto Oliver urtz looking quite content inside a man-made Texas tube. PHOTO: CHACHFILES Bottom hoto elly Slater s prized joy. His desert drainer brings perfect waves to landlocked Lemoore, Calif. PHOTO: CHACHFILES. 76 | SANTA CRUZ WAVES


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As Maya Angelou famously put it, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Jack O’Neill made the surfers feel … warm. The one-eyed sailor who brought us the wetsuit passed away on June 2, 2017 and the surfing world celebrated his life with the biggest paddle-out Santa Cruz had ever seen. The wetsuit was as influential to surfing as ropes were in climbing. Thank you, Jack. What a gift. PHOTO: DILLON OEBEL

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MICK FANNING PUNCHES A F***ING SHARK 2 015 The longest seven-seconds ever? In the finals of the Jeffrey’s Bay competition, the three-time world champ entered the ring with a great white shark. Fellow competitor Julian Wilson paddled toward the shark to aid his friend, and for a brief moment, the surfing world stood still. Unlike many viral stories of surf, however, everyone came out of the incident looking great (besides the shark). Fanning handled the media with the same professionalism that won him three-titles, then went back to J-Bay the following year and won the contest. PHOTO: CHACHFILES

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e’ve had the privilege of working with some phenomenal photographers throughout our five years in print—each one with his or her unique style and story. Some have been veterans of the game with multiple cover shots and international praise, while others have been relatively unknown and in the early stages of their careers. Some prefer film while others can dance through photo editing software like digital dynamos. Some stick to the air with drone photography while others need to be immersed in the sea to set their creativity free. One constant has remained: A desire to capture and showcase intriguing and beautiful moments in time. In the following pages you’ll find some of the images that stuck with us. We think they’re pretty sweet and we hope you do too. —Tyler Fox

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Once in a while we’ll get an electric sunset that lights up the whole sky and, when we do, a pier can serve as the perfect backdrop.

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Jacques Yves Cousteau said that “from birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to the earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.� For Marco Mazza, truer words have yet to be spoken.

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If you’ve ever surfed Ocean Beach in San Francisco, you know how much work goes into getting yourself from point A to B. Now try swimming through the lineup while holding a heavy water housing in one hand and trying not to think about the big “fish” swimming below. Sachi Cunnigham is one badass photographer.

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Whether it’s on a ’70s single fin, a 10-foot noserider or a performance shortboard, Darshan Gooch rides with style and grace.

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Bird’s eye view as the sun comes up over Lighthouse Point at Steamer Lane.

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Ansel Adams once said that “a good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Ryan “Chachi” Craig has a knack for knowing where to stand.

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If sardines could talk, these three little guys would have some interesting words as they narrowly escape a monsterous gulp from this hungry humpback.

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Texture, color and contrast. This image from Alison Gamel has it all.

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We’ve probably printed more images of Mavericks than any other surf spot. As an unofficial member of the Seven Wonders of the World, how could we not?

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Josh Mulcoy spends a lot of time on the road searching for perfect surf. When he does finally unpack his bags, there’s no place he’d rather be than hiding from the hordes in a dark drainer like this one.

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Taylor Siemann side slips his way down the face of a Mavericks monster, and, in case you were wondering, he stuck it. This evening back in December 2018 had many claiming it was the best Mavericks conditions in over a decade.

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Morning colors, a perfect little wave and just the right aperture and you have the ingredients of a lucid dream.

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What is going on in this picture? Well, big-wave legend Ken “Skindog” Collins decided to take out the water housing and get some photos on his newly acquired Costco SUP when Willie Eagleton decided to come say “hi” … with his fins.

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You know it’s big when the waves wash up over the cliff and onto someone’s stairway. Unfazed, Santiago Hart harnesses the juice of one of the biggest swells in recent memory.

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Summer mornings are usually too socked in with fog to catch the sunrise. However, if you are a year-long resident of Capitola by the Sea, these winter treats can be a daily occurrence ‌ if, that is, you can drag yourself out of that warm comfy bed.

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Film is making waves again

Photo by Bryan Garrison, image was shot on 35mm Ilford HP5

Film has been rediscovered by photographers in Santa Cruz and Bay Photo Lab is excited to be the center of the local film community! The visual quality and honesty of film are a timeless way to explore the art of photography and connect with your photos in a real way. From picking up a disposable camera for a weekend adventure, to using film for professional work to capture a unique look, Bay Photo Lab is happy to share our expertise and guide you on your analog journey. Our local Bay Photo stores stock over 25 different kinds of film and new films keep coming onto the market for exciting new looks. We provide a full suite of film services including processing, scanning, and printing of all major film types and sizes. Like surfing, shooting film requires dedication, skill, and perseverance to master, but there is nothing like getting your photos back from the lab and seeing that you got the perfect shot. Find us at @bayphotolocal and join us in our passion for film photography!

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Andrea Mollenauer, owner of the Santa Cruz Food Lounge: "Healthy beverages. Local breweries, craft spirits, Santa Cruz Mountain wineries and coffee shops galore are great, but Santa Cruz was loving healthier beverage options to hydrate. From CACOCO and Mutari sipping chocolates to iDA Juice probiotic drinks, and MeloMelo ava to LIFEAID healthy-lifestyle exercise and recovery drinks, Santa Cruz was

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Good Work Checking in with five standout companies we’ve written about over the years | By Aric Sleeper

UPCYCLED SKATE ART From his modest beginnings creating wall art out of skate decks for friends and family, Alex Wong of Upcycled Skate Art has now given a second life to countless decks— transforming them into coffee tables, butcher blocks, and ornate topo maps. Wong never thought he’d see his art and business grow at such a scale, and he is currently seeking out more space to construct his ever-evolving creations. In the near future, keep an eye out for collaborations with Ventana Surfboards & Supplies and Mountainside Handmade Jewelry.

TEPUI TENTS The ever-growing popularity of the ingenious, car-mounted Tepui tents caught the eye of the adventure-focused company Thule, which subsequently acquired Tepui late last year. But no need to worry, the locally grown company will keep its roots in Santa Cruz, which will remain as Tepui’s U.S. headquarters. And with Thule’s help in product development, Tepui will have a whole new set of resources to keep refining their craft and bringing new and improved car forts to a store near you.

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VENTANA SURFBOARDS SUPPLIES Since co-founders David Dennis and Martijn Stiphout founded Ventana Surfboards & Supplies in 2014, they’ve established upcycle partnerships with more than 30 companies. These collaborations have provided them with wood from a variety of exotic sources like floorboards, whiskey barrels, guitars, hot tubs, and even the former boat of author John Steinbeck. Ventana also collaborates with local artists and woodworkers to showcase their work for a global audience with contests like the Ventana Handplane Artist Project. All the while, Dennis and Stiphout have stayed true to their values of craftsmanship, responsibility, and adventure.

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INDOSOLE Having repurposed thousands and thousands of old tires into shoes and sandals since 2009, Indosole, a certified B corporation, is expanding outside of its “Balifornian” roots (that is, Bali and California). Indosole products are now being sold at REI locations all over the United States and, after a recent trip to Japan, Kyle Parsons and the Indosole team are proud to announce that Indosole products will now be sold in Port of Call stores in the Land of the Rising Sun.  

BUREO Over the last six years, David Stover and his partners at Bureo have fought plastic pollution one skate deck at a time—reusing more than a million pounds of fishing nets to compose their line of cruiser skateboards. And through their partnerships with Carver Skateboards, Costa Sunglasses, Trek Bikes and Futures Fins, Bureo has created a line of products that help to keep more and more old fishing nets out of the oceans. Bureo is also working closely with the team at Patagonia to develop new innovative applications for their recycled fishing net material, known as NetPlus.

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we could barely afford it.

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