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Our films span a range of topics from a feel-good surf contest in a lake in the middle of Africa to more serious matters, like what to do with radioactive waste after a nuclear power plant has been decommissioned.

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’m not sure when this trend started, but it seems that there is a “day” for almost everything now: National Bagel Day, National Skateboarding Day and, my personal favorite, National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day. That one is definitely warranted in my book. Similarly, film festivals have run with this trend of specificity, and there is a film festival for almost every location and every topic. I’m not against this. My friends over at Save the Waves put on an awesome surf and environmental film festival every year that I highly recommend. However, when the idea of showcasing our new series of mini-documentary films called “Santa Cruz Waves Stories” came about, I was having a hard time simply adding our name to the long list of

festivals. I wanted to do something a little more unique while still showcasing our films. After much thought and feedback, the decision was to do a blend: A bit of film with some hip-shaking live music. A dash of burlesque, scrumptious food and cocktails and even a “Great Gatsby” theme for the evening, giving us beach bums a rare excuse to dress up. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the historic Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. So dust off that suit and pull out the pearls for an evening of glitz and glam, smiles and play. A one-of-a-kind event awaits at “The Soiree!” Purchase tickets at santacruzwaves.com. For information regarding vendor opportunities, email tyler@santacruzwaves.com.

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THE BRILLIANT COLOR CHANGES of a sleeping octopus captured on camera. 12,243 views

GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM signed a bill that banned smoking on all California state beaches and in state parks. Photo: Ray Chavez 3,786 views

AWESOME SUNSET THIS EVENING—A GREAT WAY TO END THE WEEKEND. @brant_schenk ♥ 2,144

MOCEAN. A film by Chris Bryan filled with beautiful waves without surfers riding them. 10,808 views

ON OCT. 13, OPEN STREETS shut down West Cliff Drive from Lighthouse Field to Natural Bridges for pedestrians and cyclists. 3,247 views

ALWAYS FIND TIME TO DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY IN LIFE. @alison_gamel ♥ 1,955

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Cory Pleasanton, software company employee: “No … I would want more detailed studies before I started eating it and feeding it to my children. I think a lot of times we consider things safe in the short-term and then realize there are longer-lasting effects that we didn’t understand.”

Tom Blondeau, software company employee: “I’ve been a vegetarian for 26 years, but I would consider it. It would depend on how it tastes.”

Howard Thevenin, retired: “Yes. Why not? I’ve tried everything else in the world. I’ve never turned anything down that’s exciting or new.”

Jennifer Clark, Target employee: “I would be willing to try it. My only concern would be the price point. I assume that it would be pretty expensive. We sell Beyond Meat, the new veggie patty, and I did hear some people say that it tastes exactly like beef.”

Rachael Cash, preschool teacher: “No. I don’t eat meat … I think there are a lot of alternatives to meat that are better for our planet.”

Takashi Kato, software company employee: “Yes. I majored in physics, I love science, and I love to eat.”

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Wendy Young, natural resources planner: “Yes, I would try it. As a scientist I think we need to be open to better ideas on how to manage our planet.”

Adam Krahling, American Express executive/rancher: “I raise my own beef, it’s all organic, it eats my grass in my backyard … I’m just not up for lab-grown stuff. God made animals to sustain the Earth. Why do something in a lab that nature can take care of itself?”

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Changing Perceptions The win-win approach of Santa Cruz’s Downtown Streets Team By DAVE DE GIVE

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rmed with a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management, Brooke Newman has had many rewarding jobs in the nonprofit sector in the past 20 years. She managed a World Trade Center health program in Queens, New York that helped first responders and others who suffered health problems after September 11, 2001. She held a gratifying job serving as executive director of an animal welfare nonprofit in Monterey and Santa Cruz. But Newman unabashedly states that working in her role as project manager with clients who make up the Santa Cruz Downtown Streets Team—a volunteer work experience program for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness—is by far the best job she’s ever had. She attributes that

in great measure to the resiliency of the people she works with; people who may be down on their luck, lack a place to live, or simply struggle to marshal the resources necessary to complete basic tasks most of us take for granted. “There’s so many factors weighing against folks,” says Newman, who cites an example of a client applying for a job at a pizzeria that required filling out a 40-screen online questionnaire—no easy feat even for the tech savvy. “We’re here in my opinion to kick those doors open. These folks are showing up every day at 8 a.m. ready to rock and roll, to clean their community and to give back.” The Downtown Streets Team aids people in achieving goals they set for themselves while allowing them to volunteer up to 20

hours per week working on urban beautification projects. In Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Bay Area and other California communities, 920 clients were housed, 955 were placed in jobs they held for 90 days or longer, and members removed 8,358,002 gallons of debris from the environment between 2005 and 2019.The group employs what Newman calls a win-win-win model that benefits those without shelter, the public at large, and our shared environment. It also provides members with a modest stipend and helps them access vital services such as healthcare. “They clean up different areas in the various communities that we’re in,” says Newman. Current sites locally include downtown Santa Cruz, the San Lorenzo Riverwalk, Main Beach and

WHEN SURVEYED ABOUT WHAT THE HARDEST PART OF EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IS, THE NO. 1 ANSWER GIVEN WAS THE WAY PEOPLE LOOK AT THEM, OR—MORE OFTEN—AVOID LOOKING AT THEM AT ALL.

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Who says cleaning the streets can’t be fun? The team keeps things light hearted during one of their many clean ups.

Cowell’s, Harvey West Park and the Pogonip, and a one-year pilot project at North County beaches. “While they’re doing this they are rebuilding soft skills,” adds Newman. Those soft skills include a reintroduction for persons who may have been out of the workforce for a long time to habits such as showing up on time, working with a team of co-workers again, and a reminder for some of the importance of showing up sober. One of the wins Newman stresses is the simple but empowering concept of being an accepted and valued part of the community again. Newman’s staff has surveyed its clients on what the hardest part of experiencing homelessness is. They anticipated getting answers such as not

having shelter on cold nights, not having enough food, or the uncertainty over how either of those crucial needs might be met. But instead, the No. 1 answer given was the way people look at them, or— more often—avoid looking at them at all. That’s why a typical activity for the group is to don their yellow team T-shirts and work together to clean up and beautify the community—a meaningful activity that helps them to be recognized by people who live there, shop there, or visit the area. “As they’re out there cleaning up and walking around the community doing this work,” says Newman, “people are saying ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ and recognizing that they know that these are folks experiencing homelessness who are contributing to their community.” The uniform appearance and

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productive tasks give the volunteers an “in” with other community members who notice them and might say hi— people who otherwise might go out of their way to avoid them. “That’s one of the biggest aspects of our mission,” says Newman. “Yes, we’re trying to get people housing. Yes, we’re trying to get people employed. Yes, we’re trying to help them reach all the goals they’re setting for themselves. But the big takeaway is, we’re trying to change perceptions of homelessness. This could be any of us.” Learn more or donate at streetsteam.org/ santacruz or donate in person at specially designated purple Streets Team meters in downtown Santa Cruz.

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... wave forecasting was a brand new thing for the world of surfing? By JOEL HERSCH

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oday, most committed surfers enjoy the convenience of highly accurate surf forecasts available around the clock on their smart phone. With alert features, data analysis, and live HD video feeds, surfers can easily keep tabs on their favorite breaks from virtually anywhere on the planet. But having real-time, comprehensive wave insight at our fingertips wasn’t always a readily available resource. So where did it all begin? Looking back, there are two men who have arguably made the greatest contributions, each in their own right, to swell forecasting as surfers know it today. The first was the Austrian-born geophysicist Dr. Walter Munk, a renowned ocean scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography until his death in February 2019. He was 101 years old. Munk, who has been called the “Einstein of the oceans” and “a world

treasure for ocean science,” famously helped calculate a low-wave period for the Allied forces of World War II to storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in 1944. The second person was Sean Collins, who pioneered the collection and use of ocean storm data to figure out when and where swells would hit. Collins, who died in 2011 when he was 59, created the foundation for the now ubiquitous Surfline forecasting app, which began as a call-in phone service (976-SURF) in 1985. While Munk laid the scientific groundwork for the world of wave forecasting, Collins looked at it through the eyes of a surfer and recognized a demand. When Collins was growing up in Southern California and falling in love with surfing during the ’60s, he and his father would often sail down the coast to Baja, says Dave Gilovich, who was friends with Collins and today is the executive vice president of Surfline. After studying one of

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Surfline founder and original forecasting specialist Sean Collins uses a globe to point out new regions to the team. Sadly, Collins passed away in December 2011. PHOTO: JEREMIAH KLEIN

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WALTER MUNK’S EARLY RESEARCH FAMOUSLY HELPED CALCULATE A LOW-WAVE PERIOD FOR THE ALLIED FORCES OF WORLD WAR II TO STORM THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY ON D-DAY IN 1944.

his dad’s nautical charts, and sizing a swell will likely do, and the vague up the shape of a coastal point, rationale behind it. Old notions that Collins stumbled upon an empty a full moon means bigger waves have surf spot that would later become been debunked, he says, and those recognized as Scorpion Bay. kinds of definitive determinations have “Collins is finding these epic come with a critical step in the science surf breaks in Mexico, and he’s of the forecast: validation. curious: ‘Why is it flat some days For 35 years, Surfline has made and not at other times?’” recollects its forecasts with a variety of forms of Gilovich, who brought Collins data, says Gilovich, and then measured into Surfing Magazine as the surf that prediction against what the swell forecaster while Gilovich was actually did. managing editor in the ’70s. “He “We can take all that data and turn starts learning about hurricanes off it into better predictive analysis, so WALTER MUNK the Mexican coastline—how they that’s what we’re doing,” he says. generated pumping surf—and he’s Enter Ben Freeston, Surfline’s taking note of different swell directions coming through at director of data science. different times of the year. So now he’s thinking, ‘How do I “Accuracy isn’t a feeling—it’s the result of measuring figure out when these storms are happening?’” the gap between what you thought would happen and what Two decades after D-Day, while Collins was sailing with did,” Freeston writes on the Surfline Data blog. his father hunting for waves, Munk was refining his research “Our gold standard is a 35-year hindcast,” he continues. at Scripps that showed how storms in the southern Indian “We build a state-of-the-art ocean model and then we run Ocean were transferring their energy through the water it as though forecasting the past, using accurate, satelliteand resulting in big waves on the California coastline. That verified winds as the input to our calculations .” new intelligence produced by Munk was helping to inform Now, with Freeston’s technical leadership, Surfline NOAA’s weather service and wave buoy data collection is venturing into machine learning—artificial intelligence system, which Collins was learning how to access. that allows computers to train their “brains” to “find the “Collins figures out that the weather radio on his dad’s nuanced relationships in huge, complex data sets.” boat is hooked up to a fax machine and can spit out a chart Gilovich is fascinated by these developments, but he also from the National Weather Service,” Gilovich says. “He holds some nostalgia for the days, back when he was a kid, starts using a radio that can pick up the New Zealand Navy when perfect sets lining up during sunrise at Pleasure Point reports with a big antenna hooked up to a car battery and felt like Christmas morning. a fax machine down on the beaches in Baja. … The word “It used to be that someone would come by your house started to get out that this guy has some special juju going on on a bike yelling that the Point at 38th was double overhead: down there. He became the man who knew when and where ‘Time to suit up!’” he recalls. “There was a wild energy to the waves were going to come from.” that. And I think Sean would say this also, that these days Surf forecasting was poised for massive growth with there’s less of that magic. Waking up and there it is. [Then] it the dot-com bubble of the early ’90s, and Surfline developed was magical—spiritual even.” the first live stream “surf cam” in 1996. And while Now, Gilovich says, there’s a new kind of magic: such streaming video and digital apps have changed the way we discerning predictive methodologies that surfers can know experience forecasts, the true caliber for accuracy is based precisely when to jump on a plane, travel around the globe, on the data collected over time. and paddle out at Cloudbreak, Fuji—or Cape Town, South In the surf world, there have always been elements of Africa, or Nazare, Portugal—just in time for the swell of the what Gilovich calls “bro science,” a gut feeling about what century.

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nn the the not-too-distant not-too-distant future, future, eating eating beef, chicken, andtuna evenwill tuna beef, chicken, and even will not require the death of an not require the death of an animal. animal. “It’s meatthrough grown through “It’s meat grown cellular cellular agriculture what like agriculture in what in look likelook meat brewmeat breweries—no animal required,” slaughter eries—no animal slaughter required,” Bruce Friedrich, says Brucesays Friedrich, director ofdirector the of the Good Food Institute, a company Good Food Institute, a company that that works scientists, investors, works withwith scientists, investors, and and conventional meat companies to conventional meat companies to bring bring “cell-based” meats to market. “cell-based” meats to market. Unlike Unlike the the countless countless varieties varieties of of meat alternatives on the market meat alternatives on the market today, today, the the meat meat is is 100-percent 100-percent identical identical to to animal animal flesh. flesh. Stem-cells Stem-cells are are taken taken from from an animal andinto putcultivator into cultivator an animal and put facilifacilities that mimic the biological ties that mimic the biological process process that happens inside an by animal by providing that happens inside an animal providing warmth warmth and the basic elements needed build water, and the basic elements needed to build to muscle:

muscle: water, proteins, carbohydrates, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. and minerals. When most most people people hear hear about about this this When innovation, their first reaction is something innovation, their first reaction is somealong along the lines “what if something goes thing theof, lines of, “what if something wrong?” It sounds like the of a of goes wrong?” It sounds likepremise the premise asci-fi sci-fimovie moviestarring starringWill WillSmith, Smith,where where a virus infects the public through the a virus infects the public through the transmission of of aa burger burger patty patty and and turns turns transmission the population of New York into zombies. the population of New York into zombies. “Time to to turn turn these these zombies zombies back back into into roast “Time beef!” the Fresh Prince might say with roast beef!” the Fresh Prince might say his AK-47 locked and loaded. Ironically, with his AK-47 locked and loaded. Ironithough, according to the Centers for cally, though, according to the Centers Disease Control andand Prevention, tenstens of for Disease Control Prevention, millions of of Americans already getget sick every of millions Americans already sick year from eating contaminated meat, and every year from eating contaminated meat, thousandsdie. die.We Wejust justhave haveaadifferent differentname namefor forour our and thousands zombie outbreaks; we call it e. coli. zombie outbreaks; we call it e. coli.

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Cell-based meats require significantly fewer natural resources, no antibiotics, and no animal slaughter. The meat industry has filed several lawsuits that would prohibit cell-based meats from being sold in the same area of the supermarket as traditional meat. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association wrote last year in a letter to the USDA, “cell-cultured meat manufacturers must not be permitted to use the term ‘beef’ or any nomenclature associated with traditional livestock production.” Groups like The Good Food Institute have pushed back with the argument that cell-based meats are every bit as real as conventional meats. If someone has a beef allergy, they will also have an allergy to cell-based beef. While The Good Food

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Institute is working with meat manufacturers to get cellbased meats into their product line, they are also working to shepherd the most appealing narrative into the public. Friedrich and his team have conducted studies to test the most appetizing nomenclature. The studies found that “cell-based,” “cultured,” “clean,” and “slaughter-free” were effective terms. Meanwhile, terms like “lab-grown” were less appealing. When it comes to market adoption, names matter. One well-known example of this is the story of the avocado. Up until the early 1900s the avocado had never been


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Some experts predict that, by the end of the century, intensive animal agriculture will be phased out entirely and all meat will be grown using stem-cells. commercially sold in California. The Spanish name aguacate was too difficult for most English speakers to pronounce, so it was named the alligator pear. Unsurprisingly, California farmers had a hard time selling a fruit named after a flesheating monster. Growers lobbied to change the name to avocado, and the marketing ploy worked: today, over 90 percent of avocados sold in the U.S. come from California. The success or failure of the market adopting cell-based meats will have significant consequences for our planet. Scientists at the United Nations have written that animal agriculture contributes about 40 percent more to climate change than all of the planes, trucks, cars, and other forms of transportation combined. Farm animals use about 80 percent of all antibiotics produced in the U.S. and this steady stream of antibiotic-laced meat has given way to resistant “superbugs” which now render many of our antibiotics useless. Cell-based meats require significantly fewer natural resources, no antibiotics, and no animal slaughter. A study by researchers at Oxford and the University of Amsterdam found that cultured meat could reduce the energy needs of meat generation by up to 45 percent, and require only 2 percent of the land. In the face of a projected population of 9.7 billion by 2050, many tout cell-based meats as a solution to simultaneously feed the world and tackle the head-spinning issues mentioned above. For some, a more digestible alternative is a new generation of plant-based burger. The most successful of these are the Impossible Foods burger and Beyond Burger, both of which are now available in grocery stores and at restaurant chains across the country. When Burger King released its Impossible Whopper earlier this year, overall sales increased significantly at their test locations. The main ingredients are soy and potato protein, coconut and sunflower oils, and food starch, which holds it all together. But the “magic” molecule that makes the new veggie burger taste meaty is a compound called heme. “Heme is the molecule that grabs the oxygen in your lungs and carries it around your body,” says Pat Brown, founder and CEO of Impossible Foods. It’s also what gives meat its bloody taste. Heme is found in every plant and animal on earth, but most abundantly in animals. Scientists at Impossible Foods were the first ones who figured out how to extract heme from genetically engineered soy, insert it into yeast, and ferment the yeast. The result is a plant-

based burger that some longtime vegans have reported disliking because it tastes too bloody. However, meatless doesn’t necessarily translate to healthy. Although the new plant-based burgers contain 0 percent cholesterol, they are highly processed. According to Men’s Journal, the Impossible Burger has more than double the saturated fat of an 85-percent lean beef burger: 3.6 grams per ounce (derived from coconut oil) versus 1.7. It also has over seven times the amount of sodium as beef. Many are choosing plant-based burgers for ethical reasons. Polls consistently show that industrial farms don’t sit well with the public. Last year, Oklahoma State University researchers found that fully 68 percent of the public said they had discomfort with the way animals are used in the food industry and 47 percent support banning factory farming. As a hunter, I can attest that harvesting an animal can be an emotionally raw experience. They think. They feel. They look you in the eye when you take their life. The difference between hunting and buying a Big Mac is your willingness to meet their gaze. While factory-farmed meat is a bad choice, both ethically and environmentally, an Impossible Whopper grown from genetically engineered mono-cropped soy fields also kills animals along the way. Over one-third of all land in the U.S. is dedicated to industrial agriculture, and in the process of clearing this land, forests fall, rivers are drained, and every living creature that depends on the ecosystem dies. Chinook, bison, sparrows, grey wolves, and mice are just a few of the victims. Lerre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth writes, “the truth is that agriculture is the most destructive thing humans have done to the planet, and more of the same won’t save us.” Keith argues that eating grass-fed cows raised in a pasture is healthier and better for ecosystems than eating a vegan diet that consists of mono-cropped soy, corn, and wheat. The current population on Earth is about 7.6 billion people. Large-scale industrial agriculture has allowed for this growth, but now, all around us, ecosystems are buckling. The phrase, “In order to feed a growing population” is used in nearly every article I’ve read about food security. Although people hate to talk about it, the only reason we need to feed a growing population is because people keep breeding. It may be less sexy than showing off your new Prius, but having fewer children is one of the greenest things you can do. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden found that

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The difference between hunting and buying a Big Mac is your willingness to meet an animal’s gaze. having one less child per family can save an average of 58.6 tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions per year. One of the most effective ways to lower birth rates is education. According to the World Economic Forum, Bangladesh ran campaigns to change people’s attitudes to family size and to increase the use of contraceptives among married women. As a result, fertility decreased from an average of more than six children per woman in 1975 to slightly more than three today. While education might be the most powerful tool for saving the world, the second most powerful is shifting your diet away from industrial agriculture. If cell-based meats are brought to market and made cheaply enough to be adopted by the masses, it will have major benefits.

U.S. regulators will introduce rules for cell-based meat products later this year, and companies plan to launch their first commercial products soon after. Leading American cell-based meat companies have gotten the price down to about $50 per pound, but, like early cell phone costs, the price will drop as mass adoption grows. While plant-based burgers like Impossible and Beyond Meat may only ever occupy a small portion of the market, cellbased meats have the potential to turn our current food system on its head. Kristopher Gasteratos, founder of the Cellular Agriculture Society, predicts that by the end of the century, intensive animal agriculture will be phased out entirely and all meat will be grown using stem-cells.

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oly smokes, this year has flown by! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 2020 and the holiday season is now upon us. Ugly sweaters are emerging from the depths of our closets and the task of untangling string lights will soon test our patience. The holidays also bring about the extra pressure of gift giving, which almost always leaves us scratching our heads wondering what the heck to get old Uncle Barry or your 6-year-old niece. Adding to the stress is the absurdly high cost of living in this area, which leaves

little left over after the bills have been paid. Well, we’re here to help. We’ve got gift suggestions for all ages and every budget—gifts that will excite the youngsters and relax the overworked, all the while supporting local business.

With that, we at Santa Cruz Waves wish our readers a most joyous holiday season. See you in 2020. —Tyler Fox, founder and publisher

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Gift an award-winning hydrothermal spa experience in Carmel, CA. Their serene and silent 2-acre property features a cedar sauna with a Himalayan salt wall, two eucalyptus steam rooms, cold plunge pools, hot pools with thermal waterfalls, and breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. All gifts should feel this good, only at Refuge Spa. Purchase at Refuge.com | 27300 Rancho San Carlos Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea

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Holiday Gift Guide 3. CAFE CRUZ A gift card to Cafe Cruz is sure to make anyone’s holiday special this year. Great for family & friends who love this local favoriteand don’t forget teachers too! Café Cruz gift cards and apparel make great gifts for everyone. Pick some up today. 2621 41st Ave. | cafecruz.com

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5. O’NEILL YACHT CHARTERS Give the ocean lover in your life the gift of sailing aboard the BRAND NEW 65’ Team O’Neill catamaran! A wide variety of sailing tours are offered annually April–October including daytime and sunset sails, Wednesday night regatta viewing sails, local wine and beer tasting sails, and seasonal fireworks sails. Purchase gift certificates at sailoyc.com (831) 818-3645 $25+/ticket (plus tax)

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STORM BLADE The soft top revolution is on! With vibrant colors, stronger boards, and real fin boxes, Stormblade has redefined what a soft top can be. Models range from 6Ft to 10Ft and everything in between. These boards have a great feel and response and are NOT the soft top board of the past. Stoke the surfer in your life this holiday season with the board that’s right for them. $175-$389.99 | 4770 Soquel Dr, Soquel | 831-475.1988 playitagainsports.com

ADVENTURE SPORTS

Give the gift that will last a lifetime… Swim! Adventure Sports takes pride in teaching Santa Cruz how to swim and be water safe. They are offering these specials until Jan 31st. Prepay for 5 sessions, get the 6th free! - $150 savings! Prepay for 3, get the 4th half off! - $75 savings! Both specials can be split between siblings and can be used for the swim babies program. Available online at asudoit.com and from the swim office at 831.458.3648.

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This holiday season, treat your images to the highest quality Photo Ornaments! Photographers love using these as special gifts. Drag-and-drop your images into our designs, or use your own artwork. Available in 13 creative shapes. Pricing starts at $12.99 | bayphoto.com

8. KIND PEOPLES Sharing means caring, not going broke! Pick up a treat for you or someone special before heading to your next holiday gathering. Shop at KindPeoples for the perfect party pairing. Mix and match any five single pre-rolls or pre-roll packs and get $25 off any 5 Prerolls (starting at $10). 3600 Soquel Ave, & 533 Ocean St, Santa Cruz | kindpeoples.com

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ZIP LINE GIFT BOX Give the gift of adventure this year! Choose from the Redwood Canopy Tour or Sequoia Aerial Adventure for an unforgettable adventure high up in the redwoods. Each gift box contains a voucher for two guests, coffee mug, ornament and sticker pack for the perfect holiday package. Buy online: mounthermonadventures.com/gift

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Holiday Gift Guide 11. VON LUX

SKIN CARE HOLIDAY GIFT SET for yourself or a friend. Custom organic cotton facial towels with limited edition lip art By Klein Creations and signature raspberry facial scrub $65. Available only at vonluxmedical.com. 627 Capitola Ave, unit A. | 831.427.7180

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13. LUMEN GALLERY

INDOOR-OUTDOOR SHAG MATS Best mat you will ever purchase! This fun mat by Chilewich, won’t fade, shed, or grow algae/mold. Just hose off to clean! Lumen Gallery stocks every color available, and many other home goods. Their shop is full of fine jewelry, art-glass, local art, and high-end home accessories with a modern coastal vibe. Check out their website for a little taste of what you’ll find lumengal.com | 112 Capitola Ave, Capitola Village.

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Capitola candy has many sweet treats to choose from. Their Dark & Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels are a local favorite. Chewy vanilla caramels are dipped in dark chocolate then finished off with a sprinkle of sea salt to fulfill everyone’s salty-sweet cravings. These can be packaged in a gift box or sold seperately. We dare you to try just one! Located in capitola village, 205 Capitola Ave, Capitola Village 831-462-6986 capitolacandy.com

14. CAPITOLA REEF This Iconic Heart Wave design painted by Kate Salter is a perfect gift for those that love the charm and beauty of Capitola. Framed prints are also available. Stop by Capitola Reef and check out all of their unique and one of a kind offerings. 115 Capitola Ave, Capitola Village | 831-854-2350 capitolareef.com


15. ZERO SHOP

SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER BARS are the perfect way to cut down on plastic packaging in your personal care routine. For traveling it doesn’t get any easier! The perfect gift for the earth-lover in your life. They and the planet will thank you for making the switch! $26 - Available at The Zero Shop 101 Capitola Ave, Capitola Village | thezeroshopsc.com

16. CRAFT GALLERY

This octopus has a secret drawer for little treasures. Just one of dozens of sculptures, candleabra’s, boxes and clocks, large and small, featuring mermaids, skulls, dragons, owls and more in the Steampunk style. This sculpture measures 10 by 9 by 4 inches. Individually boxed with free gift wrap on all purchases. $89 | Craft Gallery Annex, 207 Capitola Ave, Capitola Village 831-475-4466 | craftgallery.net

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17. TONY PAGLIARO GALLERY

12 X 18 ART PANELS BY TONY PAGLIARO These ready-to-hang Fine Art Photography Art Panels are presented by Tony Pagliaro Gallery, located in the heart of Capitola Village. With over 60 images to choose from, each finished piece represents the vibrant memory of a perfect moment that will Reconnect you to Nature or a Memory you can share. $99 | 121 San Jose Ave, Capitola Village | 831-854-2428 TonyPagliaroGallery.com

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Holiday Gift Guide 19. SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BREWING This holiday season give the gift of beer and let your favorite person choose exactly what they want. Sweatshirts, beanies, growlers, hats, dog leashes or just a fun day at the brewery tasting beer, GIFT CARDS are the way to go. Bring your dogs, family, and friends. Available at scmbrew.com, 402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, | (831) 425-4900

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21. STOCKWELL CELLARS Stockwell Cellars is a family owned and operated boutique urban winery and gathering place, making handcrafted unmanipulated single varietal wines and blends using Old World techniques and New World technology. Based in the Santa Cruz, California wine region, they have access to some of the most distinctive grapes in the world. They invite you to stop by their tasting room to experience what makes their wines so special.1100 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz | 831-818-9075 stockwellcellars.com 6 6 | SANTA CRUZ WAVES

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Check out their new store in the Swift St. Courtyard next to Kelly’s French Bakery.They have new brands such as Danner, Clae, Seavees, Pons, Chaco, Blondo and premium, limited classics from Vans, Converse, Superga, Onitsuka Tigers and more! You’ll also find the perfect gift options for the upcoming Holidays with vintage sports and band apparel, hats and of course tons of socks! 402 Ingalls St (Swift St. Courtyard) Santa Cruz & 1017 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz | oldschoolsupplyco.com

22. REJUVENATE MEDI-SPA

20% OFF A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A SIGNATURE FACIAL FROM REJUVENATE MEDI-SPA. Give yourself or someone you love the gift of youthful, more radiant skin. Each treatment includes cleansing, medical-grade extractions, a deeppore enzyme exfoliation, a corrective mask, customized serum application, and product recommendation. Rejuvenate Medi-Spa, 304 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz | 831-226-2108 rejuvenatemedi-spa.com


23. KIANTI’S

Buy $40 in Kianti’s gift cards and receive $50 in gift cards. Kianti’s gift cards make great gifts for the holidays. Treat your family to the Kianti’s experience this holiday season. Dine with them on Friday and Saturday nights in December and watch the Kianti’s staff bring “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to life! Choose either one $50 card or two $25 cards. Offer expires Dec. 24, 2019. Kiantis.com 1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. | 831–469-4400

25. FYBR BAMBOO

BAMBOO LOUNGEWEAR. Fabric made from bamboo that is luxurious by nature and eco-friendly. Their pajamas, loungewear, and robes are a crowd favorite. Bamboo is ultra soft, breathable, moisturewicking, thermo-regulating, and odor-resistant. Fybr is the gift shop for everyone. Bamboo sheets & towels; apparel for women, men & baby; and other gifts for lovers of self-care, social good, and the earth.1528 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 831.423.3927 | shopfybr.com

24. FEEJAYS Feejays takes being cozy to a new level with their innovative design. They took traditional sweatpants and added ultra plush, sherpa lined feet for optimal warmth. But that wasn’t enough. Their patented lycra escape hatch allows you to slip your feet in and out as you please. Enjoy the coziness. 1519 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz | feejays.com

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Holiday Gift Guide 27. PATRICK JAMES

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A NATURE LOVER BRAVES THE ELEMENTS TO CAPTURE DRAMATIC MOMENTS By NEAL KEARNEY

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few hundred yards seaward from the Santa Cruz Harbor, an awe-inspiring feat of nature chokes the air space. Thousands of sooty shearwater birds are swarming in a migratory pattern that takes them an astonishing 40,000 miles round trip, including a stop here, now, in the Monterey Bay. A tall blonde woman motors her small dinghy out of the harbor and positions herself in the thick of this dense avian invasion, amidst an impenetrable wall of flapping feathers and wings that seem to stretch for miles. It appears as though the photographer, a local ace named Alison Gamel, is stuck in a terrifying situation straight out of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, but being engulfed in chaos is a position Gamel feels comfortable in and even bravely seeks out. To her, there’s nothing more peaceful than putting herself in position to capture the beauty and drama of the natural world. This love for nature and our local waters is reflected poignantly in Gamel’s incredible images, from molten sunsets over the North Coast to humpback whales “lunge feeding,” majestically framed by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. She spends so much time out on the water fishing, mostly aboard her trusty dinghy, that she is privy to some unique perspectives and shots.

 “Being surrounded by thousands of sooty shearwaters was one of the biggest thrills I’ve experienced while shooting out on the dinghy. The birds were so full of sardines that they were unable to carry their body weight to fly. So the combination of their calls and their feet slapping the surface of the water is something I’ll never forget.” SANTA CRUZ WAVES | 7 1


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 “Capturing this humpback whale lunge feeding in front of the boardwalk was the perfect ending to a long day of fishing at Año Nuevo.”

Waves caught up with Gamel on a baking September day to hear how capturing the beauty of our environment has influenced her art. How did your love for photography grow? I got into photography through my passion for growing flowers. They are such beautiful plants and [so] eye catching that I just started wanting to share what I was appreciating. I started photographing them and things “blossomed” from there. [Laughs.] How did your hobby evolve in those early days? Hummingbirds, flowers, and nature scenes—that’s what I started with. After a while, my obsession entered a “breaking and entering” phase. I lived in the hills of Soquel and to get all the good pictures I may have had to jump some fences and stuff sometimes, but when I’d get caught I’d just smile and play it off.

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“On any given evening you will find me up north, climbing cliffs and dodging waves to get ‘the shot.’ This spot near Davenport is one of my favorite places to shoot, or just to recalibrate.”

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After a while, my obsession entered a “breaking and entering” phase. I lived in the hills of Soquel and to get the shot I sometimes had to jump a few fences or cross property lines, but when I’d get caught I’d just smile and play it off. Your work is now very ocean focused. How did you shift from land to sea? I grew up going to Campbell River in Canada every year, the salmon capital of the world. We’d set up triple hook-up fishing. My grandpa taught me how to clean [and] catch fish … it’s in me. I just love it so much. As I got older, I just wanted to fish all the time. I wanted to be on the ocean. I found that that’s where I’m the happiest. Although my photography started [on] land, my love for being on the water led to taking pictures from the ocean. What propels you to venture out from the harbor on your dinghy day in and day out? The thing I love about shooting from the ocean is you never know what you’re going to get. You never know what you’re going to see, whether it’s how rough the ocean is or the wildlife, like whales and dolphins. One time I saw a leatherback turtle, which was special. I like taking shots out underneath the pier cruising around Cowell’s while fishing for halibut. They are elusive! I’ve only caught one.

“A bird in paradise.” 

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Unless you want to stand up on the cliffs and take pictures there, almost every beach up the coast is only accessible by sketchy trails down the cliffs. Have you ever seen sharks while shooting? I was taking photos from the air and I captured some images at Manresa of surfers unknowingly surfing extremely close to a couple of great white sharks.

Is there any other danger inherent in your photography? On the boat, when there’s fog, coming into the harbor at night is sketchy as heck, even with navigation. You get so turned around, so catching those sunset shots can be a risky business. I’m also the one who has to jump off the boat and tie us off. What’s the hardest part about being a successful photographer in Santa Cruz? For me, the hardest part of photography is the competition. It’s tough to put out your work to constant scrutiny, but I just want to share the rare moments I capture with people, for them to feel how happy it made me when I saw it. When it translates well and people dig it, then I feel my job is done. I’ve gotten where I am now through a lot of hard work and practice. Every freakin’ night. Even with a broken rib, I barged two and a half miles with 40 pounds of weight on my back to get a sunset shot on a dicey trail up north.

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What else inspires you to pick up your camera? I really care about the health of our ocean and try to do my part to help. I was taking pictures of the sea lions beneath the wharf one day and I saw a sea lion with a fishing line wrapped around its neck. I took some photos and when I got home and looked at them, I noticed a three-inchdeep gash and it made me so upset. I called the wildlife rescue, but that really affected me. Your images of lesser-known beaches north of town provide viewers with seldom seen views of secluded beaches. How did that progress? I had to move out of Santa Cruz because of the crime and found a house in Bonny Doon. If you see a good sunset coming, Bonny Doon Beach is the closest beach around. I started out not knowing a thing about all the different beaches up the coast, but I just explored and explored and now it feels like I know every single nook and cranny. Access to these spots can get gnarly. Unless you wanna stand up on the cliffs and take pictures there, almost every beach up the coast is only accessible by sketchy trails down the cliffs. With all the gear I slog, it gets pretty iffy at times. Where is your favorite spot to shoot up there? Panther Beach. The natural arch formation is unbelievably beautiful there. It just sucks how crowded it’s becoming. Everyone leaves their trash there, too. It’s out of control. I find myself trying to lead by example, because it seems that’s the only way they’ll get it. So, when they are down there watching how beautifully the sun sets over the ocean and see me pick up their beer bottle, they learn. That’s my hope, at least. What is the most elusive image you’ve nailed? Whales are so hard to capture. It’s rare to get humpback in front of the boardwalk. I’d just lost the biggest fish—a huge salmon—and I was in pity mode. I looked up and saw the whales, so I got lined up in front of the Big Dipper, waiting, and fortunately one totally jumped out of the water and I caught it.

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YOU—YES YOU!— ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SAVING MORE THAN ONE MILLION SPECIES FROM EXTINCTION A recent UN report warns that human actions have put more than one million plant and animal species on the fast track to oblivion. How can we slam on the brakes? STORY AND PHOTOS By ERICA CIRINO

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he current state of the world may be best described as “biodiversity lost”: Animals and plants are now disappearing at a furious pace never before reached in human history—and it’s all our fault, according to the firstever assessment detailing the status of life on Earth. This assessment, released in May 2019 by a United Nations panel and prepared by hundreds of experts in plants and animals from 50 countries around the world, paints a grim picture: Modern human activities and their effects—chiefly land and sea development, hunting and poaching, climate change, pollution and invasive species—together threaten the continued health and survival of all life on the planet, especially plants and animals. Without immediate actions taken, the UN assessment reveals, humanity puts more than one million nonhuman species at imminent risk of extinction. So, experts agree, it’s critical—for our future and the future of all other life—that we act now.

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BY 2008, AMERICAN SCIENTISTS ESTIMATED THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT HAD HELPED PREVENT THE EXTINCTION OF AT LEAST 227 SPECIES. The first step in taking action is increasing awareness of global biodiversity loss and its impacts, says Dr. Josef Settele, a German scientist who co-chaired the assessment with Dr. Sandra Díaz of Argentina, and Dr. Eduardo Brondizio of Brazil and the United States. And that was the primary purpose of this assessment, which aimed to bring the biodiversity crisis to the fore, just as the UN’s previous reports on climate change brought that issue to public attention. “The assessment is also a call for action,” says Settele, calling for promptness in addressing biodiversity loss at its root causes and coordinating a response to the issue across sectors

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and scales. And that includes you, where you are, right now. “Awareness is the entry point, which then could lead to changed consumption patterns,” says Settele. “Less meat for example would lead to much less area needed for food production for humans, plus movement into sustainable and thus preferably more organic agricultural production systems.” Agriculture—particularly raising livestock for meat—is a major driver of land development and the main driver of biodiversity loss, in addition to pollution and climate change, globally. According to the assessment, more than one-third of Earth’s land and about 75 percent of its freshwater sources are currently allocated to raising livestock and growing crops— many of which, like soy, are used to feed livestock. Therefore, choosing to eating less, or not any, meat and animal products can reduce your personal contribution to biodiversity loss (and also climate change). But this is only true to an extent, notes Noah Greenwald, who works on efforts to protect endangered species in the U.S. with the conservation group Center for Biological Diversity. “There’s a temptation to make the solutions about personal choices,” he says. “While they do matter, we should address the biodiversity crisis primarily through government policy.”


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UPON SIGNING THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT IN 1973, PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON HAD DECLARED ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AN UNCONTROVERSIAL ISSUE. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS ROLLED BACK SOME OF THOSE HISTORIC PROTECTIONS. Greenwald points out the U.S. has had a strong single law for protecting species most at-risk of extinction and their habitats in place since 1973: The Endangered Species Act. The law prohibits trade, exploitation and sale of endangered and threatened plant and animal species, in addition to setting aside protected habitat to provide refuge to these species where they live. An international list of endangered species— the “Red List,” maintained by the International Union of the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)— has been used as a guidance tool for making international agreements on global species regulations in which the U.S. participates, such as cross-borders trade in plants and wildlife. Upon signing the Endangered Species Act, President Richard Nixon had declared environmental conservation an

uncontroversial issue, “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed.” Yet today, “as scientists around the world ring the alarm bells on this issue, the Trump Administration has put in place regulations that roll back these historic protections for endangered and threatened species— and that’s a major cause for concern,” Greenwald says. So, while personal choices matter and can make a bold statement, Greenwald acknowledges a serious commitment to reducing biodiversity loss involves working to strengthen government policy. “You can let congressional delegations know you care about extinction crisis and endangered species and want to see more funding go toward preserving biodiversity through the Endangered Species Act,” he says.

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EXPERTS AGREE THAT IT’S CRITICAL—FOR OUR FUTURE AND THE FUTURE OF ALL OTHER LIFE— THAT WE ACT NOW. While it’s not simple to measure the Endangered Species Act’s success, most conservation groups and many independent scientists agree the Act is one of the best national policies designed to protect biodiversity. By 2008, American scientists estimated the Endangered Species Act had helped prevent the extinction of at least 227 species, and the number of species recovered thanks to the Act outnumbered those that went extinct by 14 to 7 up to that year. With the rate of species loss now accelerating globally, it seems like the wrong time to diminish useful Endangered Species Protections. “We inherited a really rich world with a great diversity of species,” says Greenwald. “And as we chip away at that, we just make our world poorer.”

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How an unconventional board rekindled this shaper’s love of surfing By NEAL KEARNEY

ur local board-building community has produced loads of unusual and eccentric shapes over the decades. Whether head trauma from skull-rattling swells or fumes from toxic board materials are to blame, there are plenty of local shapers whose ideas about surf design are unorthodox, to say the least. Joshua Denning can be counted among these “outside-the-box” shaping savants, yet there is a method to his madness. A true student of the craft, Denning’s shaping started with traditional tools and techniques, later diverting into distinct and unique ideas regarding what kind of board would best maximize his stoke. Born and bred in Bakersfield until age 14, Denning had his work cut out for him when he moved to Santa Cruz. Learning to surf in a hotly competitive environment that routinely scorned outsiders was no easy task in the early ’90s. Denning was able to overcome these handicaps, mastering surfing at a breakneck pace; soon he was being scouted by surf brands for sponsorships, winning contents, and even being profiled in a full-length surf film, Respect, in 1998. As time went on, surfing started becoming a “job” for the humble ripper, so he shifted his focus to surfboard building. Through the tutelage of shapers such as Steve Coletta, William “Stretch” Riedel, and Randy French, Denning learned the ins and outs of the craft. It was around this time when he became inspired by the exploits of experimental shapers like San Diego’s Ryan Burch, deciding to forgo conventional techniques altogether. Under the watchful eye of French, Denning created the “Foamy” —a lightweight craft he could use in any conditions that enabled him to have a ball: picking off waves that most serious shredders would scoff at, perfectly content to slide and spin on the scraps.

Here, Denning reminisces on how this free-flying foam creation took shape: “Something happened to me that I never thought would—I fell out of love with surfing. It felt like there was too much pressure to perform, so I literally stripped it all down and decided to shape a board that would enable me to have fun while still offering a challenge. Seeing what Burch was doing on his crazy asymmetrical and unconventional shapes, I wondered what it would feel like to ride an unglassed hunk of foam without fins. The idea was to see how seriously I could not take my surfing seriously. [Laughs.] The breakthrough for the development of the ‘Foamy’ happened when I called Randy French and asked him if I could use his shaping room, tools, [and] materials, as well as his guidance, to help me bring my dream to life. To my surprise he agreed with enthusiasm, saying, ‘Anything to get me out of the office and into that shaping room!’ I showed up the next morning and explained to him what I wanted to accomplish and create together. He walked behind a shipping container into a thicket of wild berry bushes to find a large block of closed-cell foam that was 20-feet long, 4-feet tall, and 3-inches thick [and was] consumed by prickly vines. I rushed home, grabbed some gardening tools, and got to work, hacking the foam free from the bushes. Once I’d cleared out enough space, we used a huge, electric hot wire to cut a massive chunk for me to experiment with. The shape I finished was about 5-feet long and 2-inches thick. The foam was brittle, which made for a very flexible board. French thought it would break if I tried riding it and suggested cutting it down the middle and gluing it back together with epoxy resin. He told me not to worry, but I was stressing inside during the process. The result was far from a perfectly flat shape, but French jumped in with his planer to help with the finishing touches. The result was a perfectly flat, sharprailed 5’2 block, stringer-less miracle that is still my go-to board to this day.”

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and tasting room, Fruition Brewing. With co-founder Tallula Preston, whom Purgason calls his “partner in life and business,” Fruition hit the local microbrew scene in July 2019. As of this writing, the couple lives in Live Oak but is looking to move to Watsonville, where it has both a young business and some old

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not creating such a huge footprint.” Fruition makes 200 to 300 gallons of beer at a time but serves directly from one single tank, which makes for a brewery-to-taproom operation. “We really try to serve everything from our bright tanks and cold box instead of filling tanks and cans or delivering kegs, because it saves on water, chemicals, time, and labor.” The craft beer hub located in East Lake Village Shopping Center uses repurposed wine and dairy tanks for its brewing process because, Purgason philosophizes, “You make do or you do without; we couldn’t afford brand-new equipment.” The recycled materials are more than just cost-saving—they reflect the owners’ values. Purgason says, of the two brewing tanks sourced from Craigslist and the three fermenters inherited

from Capitola’s Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, “Frankly, they’re better quality, made in America, and not being shipped on a slow boat from Asia.” With flavors like olallieberry and hibiscus making their way into some craft concoctions, the couple’s appreciation for the plentiful agricultural region in which they live is evident in the name itself. “Fruition translates into bearing fruit, and we like using the local fruit of our area and supporting local farmers,” the brewer says. “I would rather know the farmer and be able to shake their hand and ask them how they grow.” Having now opened his own brewery with sustainable practices, how did that senior thesis—which Purgason calls a “choose your own adventure” class assignment—end up scoring back in the day? “I got an A.”

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Meals with Feels

Warm up the gloomy months with these delicious winter dishes

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fter a long, bone-chilling surf session in the frigid winter waters of the Monterey Bay— when even a steamy, too-long shower doesn’t quite do the trick—a hot and hearty meal might be what it takes to bring your core back to temperature. Although, spending hours in the Pacific Ocean in December isn’t the only excuse to treat yourself to an extravagant meal suited for the season. For a filling, farmto-table dish with the rich warmth necessary for the dark and dreary months, try any of these tempting establishments.

Vim

Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin and Parsnip-Fennel Puree in Pomegranate Pork Jus $31 Ever since Jesikah Stolaroff was a kid, she wanted to own a restaurant in her hometown of Santa Cruz. After earning her stripes as a chef in a number of Bay Area restaurants, she’s back in town, and at the helm of her very own finedining establishment, Vim. “I went through so many names for this place,” says Stolaroff. “Many people thought I’d never decide, but when I heard Vim, I knew it was perfect. It means energy and vibrancy and that’s what I want this place to have—a feeling that warms you from the inside.” Stolaroff is all about peak-of-theseason ingredients, and for the winter

months, her menu features a number of hearty and comforting dishes that make you forget about the cold drizzle outside. Our favorite on the menu is the pork tenderloin, which is served over a fennel-parsnip puree with a pomegranate pork jus, and a side of chili Brussels sprouts and charred fennel. “It’s not a heavy winter dish, but it’s still very comforting,” says Stolaroff. Pair the entrée with a Pomegranate French 75 from Vim’s fully stocked cocktail bar—and, yes, there is a happy hour—for a fizzy and refreshing palate cleanser.

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BAD ANIMAL Schnitzel $18 Before he ran the show at bookstore and restaurant Bad Animal, Mississippi-born chef Todd Parker cut his teeth as a cook all over the world. Parker spent a few years living and working in Western Germany, which inspired his unique schnitzel. “It’s one of our signature dishes and we’d probably get a lot of backlash if I took it off the menu,” says Parker. “It’s kind of traditional and it’s kind of not.”

Parker’s schnitzel veers from the ordinary in a few key ways, all of which make for a savory meal with an umami flavor that sticks to your ribs and stays with you in the best kind of way. Instead of the traditional veal, Parker uses pork, and in place of an anchovy garnish, he creates anchovy butter, which he uses to pan fry the pork. The schnitzel is served with a side of koji-laced potatoes in a potato cream sauce.

Parker points out that schnitzel is an excellent dish to make at home, but it takes the experience of a seasoned chef to kick the flavors up a notch. In fact, some of Bad Animal’s German patrons told him that his twisted schnitzel was the best they’d ever had. “It’s easy to get caught up doing things in a traditional way,” he says, “but we’re not in Vienna, so I can do things the way that I want, and take it to the next level.”

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Persephone Quince-Glazed Fogline Farm Chicken $32 Unlike the mythical goddess, Persephone in Aptos does not disappear in the winter months. Locally owned and operated by Aptos-raised siblings Alex Potter, sommelier, and Chef Cori Goudge-Ayer, Persephone is a venue for organic local fare and is truly farm-totable. The pride of their winter menu is the Quince-Glazed Fogline Farm Chicken. The chicken is stuffed with Persephone’s house ricotta, which is made from Claravale Farm’s whole

milk, and flavored with rosemary. After searing and baking the chicken, it’s coated with a quince glaze. The meal is served with baked spaghetti squash, sautéed with fennel, and a scallion polenta. “Quince is such a beautiful fruit, and has a pretty short season. It has a beautiful rosy pink color and a fruity almost floral flavor,” says Chef GoudgeAyer. “The rosemary, squash and fennel has a warming effect. The polenta is

colored a beautiful pale green and has the refreshing taste of scallions.” The sweetness of the quince and the squash, paired with the earthy flavor of the rosemary and the creaminess of the ricotta and polenta, give the dish an interesting and rich flavor profile. The fennel and scallion add color and depth to the mix, and give the dish a look appropriate for the holiday season.

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DINING GUIDE Downtown 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS

HULA’S ISLAND GRILL

PACIFIC THAI

ZOCCOLI’S

California twist on Hawaiian island grill and tiki bar. 221 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz,

Authentic Thai cuisine and boba teas in a modern and casual dining atmosphere. 1319 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 420-1700, www.pacificthaisantacruz.com

Iconic delicatessen, sandwiches, salads, sides. 1534 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 423-1711,www.zoccolis.com

With a focus on inventive small plates and cocktails,

(831) 426-4852, www.hulastiki.com

515 Kitchen & Cocktails has been offering a nuanced

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take on internationally influenced California cuisine in downtown Santa Cruz since 2006. 515 Cedar St., (831) 425-5051, www.515santacruz.com

AQUARIUS DREAM INN Spectacular oceanfront dining just off the beach in Santa Cruz. One of Santa Cruz’s top dining destinations, Aquarius offers seafood and organic Californian cuisine. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Sundays. 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, www.dreaminnsantacruz.com

BETTY’S EAT INN Locally owned burger joint with a fun vibe. Features award-winning burgers, fries, salads, beer, wine and shakes. Soak up the sun on the outdoor patios at all three locations. Expanded menu and full bar at this location only. 1222 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, (831) 600-7056, www.bettyburgers.com. Other locations: Midtown (505 Seabright Ave.) and Capitola (1000 41st Ave.).

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A Santa Cruz institution with amazing beach, boardwalk and wharf views. Open every day, featuring nightly specials and a full bar. 106 Beach St., Santa Cruz, (831) 423-3827, www.idealbarandgrill.com

KIANTI’S PIZZA & PASTA BAR Located in the heart of Downtown, stands boldly amongst fellow businesses with it’s vibrant colors and welcoming atmosphere. The indoor lively and update vibe is a crowd pleaser, with weekend performance. For those preferring a more relaxed experience, dine within the heated patio and cozy up to the fireplace. Kianti’s is as kid friendly as as they come. 1100 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz (831)469-4400 www.kiantis.com

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PONO HAWAIIAN GRILL AND THE REEF Traditional Hawaiian grill, poke bar, fresh ingredients, full bar. 120 Union St., Santa Cruz, (831) 426-7666, www.ponohawaiiangrill.com

SOIF RESTAURANT & WINE BAR A comfortable place to drink great wine, eat food that is as good as the wine, and then—if the wine is to your liking—buy some and take it home. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 105 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 423-2020, www.soifwine.com

STAGNARO BROS. SEAFOOD INC.

Serving up smoked barbecue, craft beer and live music. 1618 Mission St., Santa Cruz, (831) 458-

Seaside eatery turning out fresh seafood staples on the Santa Cruz Wharf with views of the Pacific. 59 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz,

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(831) 423-2180

Harbor THE CROW’S NEST Iconic restaurant and bar located at the harbor. 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, (831) 476-4560, www.crowsnest-santacruz.com

Midtown AKIRA Sushi made with fresh-caught seafood and locally grown produce. 1222 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 600-7093, www.akirasantacruz.com

CHARLIE HONG KONG Vegan-oriented menu. Southeast Asian fusion, organic noodle and rice bowls. Chicken, beef, pork and salmon offered. Family and dog friendly. 1141 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 426-5664, www. charliehongkong.com


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FOOD&DRINK DINING GUIDE EL JARDÍN RESTAURANT

MALONE’S GRILLE

Delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine featuring locally grown, fresh ingredients. 655 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, (831) 477-9384, www.eljardinrestaurant.net

Long-standing eatery and pub offering steak, seafood, burgers, vegetarian options and patio seating. 4402 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, (831) 438-2244, www. malonesgrille.com.

LA POSTA RESTAURANT With inventive Italian dishes crafted from local and seasonal ingredients, La Posta is a neighborhood restaurant that brings the soul of Italian cuisine into the heart of Seabright. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. 538 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 457-2782, lapostarestaurant.com.

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SEABRIGHT BREWERY Rotating beer selection, with dog-friendly outdoor patio. 519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 426-2739, www.seabrightbrewery.com

TRAMONTI RESTAURANT Made with organic, local or Italian-imported ingredients, Tramonti’s authentic recipes reflect its family traditions and the simplicity and warmth of true Italian cuisine. The original Italian-style thin crust is baked in a brick oven, with fresh for di latte mozzarella and San Marzano tomato sauce. 528 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 426 7248, www.tramontisantacruz.com

Westside/Scotts Valley BRUNO’S BAR & GRILL Offers American cuisine for lunch and dinner all week long and brunch on the weekend, plus onsite and offsite catering and banquet space for special events. With two bars, it’s the perfect spot whether you are craving burgers, steaks, ribs or salads, or just want to have some fun in Scotts Valley. 230 Mount Hermon Road, Ste. G., (831) 438-2227, www.brunosbarandgrill.com

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Serving up smoked barbecue, craft beer and live music. 1618 Mission St., Santa Cruz, (831) 458-2222, www.facebook.com/ missionstbbq

PARISH PUBLICK HOUSE British-influenced pub food with full bar. 841 Almar Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 421-0507, www.parishpublickhouse.com

SUSHI GARDEN Japanese cuisine specializing in fresh sushi, creative rolls and hot entrées. Spacious dining area with live music performances every Friday and Saturday night. 5600 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, 831-438-9260, www.sushi-garden.com

VIM Vim is named for the energy and vitality that it brings to the Santa Cruz culinary scene. Patrons are invited to linger over approachable New American cuisine, decadent desserts, and modern cocktails. Chef Jesikah Stolaroff brings the feeling of home together with local ingredients and refined technique to create food that fills the heart. 2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, (831) 515-7033, vimsantacruz.com

Eastside/Capitola AVENUE CAFÉ

Grass-fed beef, fun atmosphere, and a great beer menu. 1520 Mission St., Santa Cruz, (831) 425-5300, www.burgersantacruz.com

Serving traditional breakfast and lunch, along with some Mexican favorites. 427 Capitola Ave., Capitola (831) 515-7559, www.avenuecafecapitola.com

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Burn Hot Sauce hand-made sauces are fermented for a year with local organic peppers, and are loaded with natural living probiotics. Spice levels range from mild to wild. Available at Santa Cruz Westside and Live Oak Farmers Markets. (831)888-6576

Burn Hot Sauce hand-made sauces are fermented for a year with local organic peppers, and are loaded with natural living probiotics. Spice levels range from mild to wild. Available at Santa Cruz Westside and Live Oak Farmers Markets. (831)888-6576

CASCADES BAR & GRILL AT COSTANOA

CHILL OUT CAFE

California cuisine, local, organic, and handcrafted ingredients. 2001 Rossi Road at Hwy 1, Pescadero, (650) 879-1100, www.costanoa.com

Breakfast burritos, espresso drinks, beautiful garden. 2860 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 477-0543, www.chilloutcafesantacruz.com


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EAST SIDE EATERY, PLEASURE PIZZA Offering traditional pizza, as well as new and exciting tastes and textures. 800 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 431-6058, www.pleasurepizzasc.com

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SUSHI GARDEN Japanese cuisine specializing in fresh sushi, creative rolls and hot entrées. Relaxing atmosphere with a beautiful koi pond. Separate sake bar with extensive list of sake pairings and local wine/beer during dinner. 820 Bay Ave.,831464-9192, www.sushi-garden.com

Quaint atmosphere specializing in ramen, sushi, Japanese tapas, beer and sake. in the heart of Pleasure Point. 830 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 464-2586,www.smilekaito.com

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MARGARITAVILLE

Soquel

Waterfront restaurant offering a lively setting for casual Californian cuisine and cocktails. 231 Esplanade, Capitola, (831) 476-2263, margaritavillecapitola.com

PARADISE BEACH GRILLE Fine dining in the Capitola Village. An awardwinning beachside restaurant with spectacular ocean views. 215 Esplanade, Capitola, (831) 476-4900, www.paradisebeachgrille.com

THE POINT CHOPHOUSE A traditional neighborhood steak “chop” house restaurant where generations of local families, friends and visitors to the area meet to celebrate in a casual setting. With good honest food, local draft beer and wine, and premium cocktails, the Point Chophouse offers something for everyone—even the little ones. Dinner and happy hour daily; breakfast and lunch weekends. 3326 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, (831) 476-2733, www.thepointchophouse.com

PONO HAWAIIAN KITCHEN & TAP CAPITOLA Hawaiian-style kitchen featuring 16 rotating taps with craft beer from the islands and beyond, Sabe cocktails, ciders, wine and, of course, the aloha spirit! Pupus, poke plate lunches and more. 3744 Capitola Road, 831-476-7458

THE SAND BAR Capitola’s new hot spot for great food, cocktails, and weekly live music. 211 Esplanade, Capitola. (831) 462-1881

SHADOWBROOK Fine dining with a romantic setting, cable car lift. A Capitola tradition since 1947. 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola, (831) 475-1511, www. shadowbrook-capitola.com

SOTOLA California farmstead concept focusing on local farms, ranches and seafood. In convivial quarters with an outdoor patio. 231 Esplanade Ste. 102, Capitola, (831) 854- 2800

Indoor and outdoor dining with a beachfront deck, where American dishes, including seafood, are served. 203 Esplanade, Capitola, (831) 4754900, www.zeldasonthebeach.com

CAFE CRUZ Rosticceria and bar, nice atmosphere, fresh and local. 2621 41st Ave., Soquel, (831) 476-3801, www.cafecruz.com

SURF CITY SANDWICH Fast-casual dining with craft sandwiches, gourmet soups, salads, and a micro-taproom. 4101 Soquel Drive, Soquel, (831) 346-6952, www.surfcitysandwich.com

TORTILLA FLATS For more than 25 years, their Mexican food has blended the fieriness of Mexico with the sophistication of French sauces, and the earthiness of the Yucatan and complexity of Santa Fe with all the freshness and lightness that Californians expect. 4616 Soquel Drive, Soquel, (831) 476-1754, tortillaflatsdining.com

Aptos/Watsonville AKIRA Now in Aptos, sushi made with fresh-caught seafood and locally grown produce. 105 Post Office Drive, Ste. D,  Aptos, (831) 708-2154,  akirasantacruz.com

APTOS ST. BBQ Santa Cruz County’s best smoked barbecue, craft brews and live blues every night. 8059 Aptos St., Aptos, (831) 662-1721, www.aptosstbbq.com

BITTERSWEET BISTRO With its vast menu options from burgers to filet mignon, locally sourced produce, fresh fish and amazing desserts, the varied ambiance is perfect for an intimate dinner or casual gathering with family and friends. Enjoy a local beer on tap in the lounge while watching one of your favorite sports. Relax during happy hour with a handcrafted cocktail. The heated outdoor patio welcomes good dogowners and their furry friends. 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos, (831) 662-9799, www.bittersweetbistro.com

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FOOD&DRINK DINING GUIDE BURGER. Grass-fed beef, fun atmosphere, great beer menu. 7941 Soquel Drive, Aptos, (831) 6622811, www.burgeraptos.com

CAFE BITTERSWEET Breakfast and lunch served Tuesday through Sunday. Outdoor dog-friendly patio. 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos, 831-662-9799, www. bittersweetbistro.com

CAFE RIO Enjoy ocean-front dining with breathtaking views. 131 Esplanade, Aptos, (831) 688-8917, www.caferioaptos.com

CANTINE WINE PUB Winepub serving wine, craft beer, cider,

MANUEL’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

SANDERLINGS IN THE SEASCAPE BEACH RESORT

Traditional, delicious recipes, cooked fresh daily, served with a genuine smile. 261 Center Ave., Aptos, (831) 688-4848, www.manuelsrestaurant.com

Where your dining experience is as spectacular as the view. 1 Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos, (831) 688-7120, www. sanderlingsrestaurant.com

PALAPAS RESTAURANT & CANTINA

SEVERINO’S BAR & GRILL

Coastal Mexican Cuisine. Extensive tequila selection. Happy Hour, and dinner specials. 21 Seascape Blvd., Aptos, (831) 662-9000, www.palapasrestaurant.com

Award-winning chowders, locally sourced ingredients. 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, (831) 688-8987, www. severinosbarandgrill.com

PARISH PUBLICK HOUSE

SUSHI GARDEN - WATSONVILLE

Two full bars, rotating taps, delicious pub fare, patio seating and thirst-quenching cocktails. 8017 Soquel Drive, (831) 688-4300, theparishpublick.com

Japanese cuisine specializing in fresh sushi, creative rolls, hot entrées and unique house specials. Casual and friendly atmosphere.   1441 Main St. Watsonville, 831-728-9192, www.sushi-garden.com

bubbles, and tapas. 8050 Soquel Dr, Aptos,

PERSEPHONE

www.cantinewinepub.com, 831-612-6191

Persephone serves a seasonally changing farmto-table menu with influences ranging from Italian to Middle Eastern. All of the dishes are based on the locally available products and produce. Locally owned and family operated. 7945 Soquel Dr., Aptos, 831-612-6511, www.persephonerestaurant.com

FLATS BISTRO Coffee, pastries and wood-fired pizzas. 113 Esplanade, Rio Del MarBeach, Aptos, (831) 661-5763, www.flatsbistro.com

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San Lorenzo Valley COWBOY BAR AND GRILL Sandwiches, steaks and American fare served in a kid-friendly joint with a countrywestern theme. 5447 Hwy 9, Felton, (831) 335-2330, www.feltoncowboy.com

THE CREMER HOUSE The perfect spot to enjoy a cold, handcrafted beer, a glass of local wine, or a homemade soda while trying dishes using local, organic, farm-raised sustainable ingredients, as well as vegetarian items. 6256 Hwy 9, Felton, (831) 335-3976, www.cremerhouse.com

SUSHI GARDEN - APTOS Brand new location in Rancho Del Mar Center, serving fresh sushi/sashimi and delicious hot entrées in a spacious dining area and large communal bar seating. 38 Rancho Del Mar, 831-661-0721, www.sushi-garden.com

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Future-friendly alternatives to wasteful coffee consumption | By ARIC SLEEPER

W

hen caught in the relentless cycle of the workweek— where thoughtful planning slowly gives way to convenience—it can be easy to forget about the long-term consequences of purchasing coffee in a disposable cup, especially at 8 o’clock in the morning. However, that convenient single-use cup or coffee pod will probably end up in a landfill. There, it will slowly release greenhouse gases into the air, and slowly break down into harmful micro-plastics. For those who want to curb the environmental impact of their morning routine, there are a number of future-friendly ways to get your morning fix. Trim the Waste: Buying one disposable coffee cup per day adds up to around 23 pounds of waste each year. Try to shave those pounds with a stainless steel coffee canister, or a hand-blown, cork-banded glass coffee mug like those sold at The Zero Shop in Capitola.

Unwanted Emissions: Once buried in a landfill, both coffee cups and coffee grounds emit methane into the atmosphere. A greenhouse gas, methane is about 25 times more harmful than carbon dioxide.

coffee filters can still be wasteful. Remember that even a paper filter can be reused multiple times, or composted with the grounds. Go a step further and kick the paper habit entirely with an organic cotton filter, or one made from metal.

A Second Life: After brewing up the morning pot, use the leftover grounds to amend the soil in a garden, or even better, add it to the compost pile. Scientists at Lancaster University in the U.K. are even working on a biodiesel derived from coffee grounds, which could be fueling cars in the far future.

Choose Wisely: About 600 billion single use cups are distributed across the globe each year. To help reduce this number, avoid corporate coffee chains that offer mainly disposable paper cups. Instead, patronize local cafes that offer reusable ceramic mugs for those drinking inside, or ones that encourage customers to bring their own container by charging for disposables.

Attack of the Pods: Even the creator of Keurig’s single-use cups has disavowed his invention, which is too small to be processed by many recyclers. These convenient yet costly little cups create about 966 million pounds of waste each year. Going Paperless: Using a glass pourover is a great environmentally friendly way to make coffee, but using too many

Ditch the Bag: Most single-use coffee bags are lined with the same plastic as disposable paper cups and are not recyclable. Instead of bringing coffee home in a single-use bag, buy beans in bulk, and bring a reusable jar or bag of your own.

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F-ONE GIVES YOU WINGS By ALOE DRISCOLL

“It’s funner than surfing Mavericks,” claims Tyler Conroy, a regular at Mavericks. We are driving up the coast to go surf foiling, a sport I have never tried but Conroy has been obsessed with it since he first set foot on a hydrofoil surfboard two years ago. A hydrofoil is comprised of a long metal mast and two sets of wings that attach to the bottom of the board and allow it to lift above the water. “You feel like a bird,” Conroy says. Conroy is an ambassador for F-One Foil, a global company that produces hydrofoils, kites, and boards for a variety of watersports. Founded in 1996 and based in France, F-One got its start producing kiteboards. The company expanded to pioneering kites in a range of different sizes, and developing a proprietary kite with a delta-C patent, which is now the most widely sold kite in the world. About 10 years ago, kite racers began experimenting with hydrofoils to increase speed, and F-One began engineering kite foil designs. At the time, only one size of hydrofoil was available;

however, the company developed a series of products that opened up the market to amateur kiters and made the sport accessible in lighter winds (since foil creates less drag on the water). With the development of its hydrofoil line, F-One expanded beyond kiteboarding to include surfing, stand-up paddle (SUP), windsurfing, wakesurfing, and the relatively new sport of wingsurfing. “We went from one category to six categories in a few years,” reflects Nico Ostermann, F-One’s North American distributor. F-One has set me up with a 5-foot Rocket surfboard ($899, all prices from bayareakitesurf. com) and a Gravity Hybrid Carbon 1800 Hydrofoil with a 65cm mast ($1,748). When Conroy and I pull up to the spot, the waves are thigh-high and junky. I wouldn’t bother surfing these waves with my favorite groveler, but Conroy is as ecstatic as a dog in a bacon factory. “Hydrofoiling makes crappy waves really, really fun,” he insists. The foil board paddles and

duck dives like a normal surfboard, but when I catch my first wave, it transforms into a possessed pogo stick and launches me straight into the air. “You have to keep your weight forward,” laughs Conroy as he flies by. He pumps above the surface chop, gliding far out onto the shoulder and carving back into the whitewater, generating speed in places where a traditional surfboard bogs. When the wave finally dribbles down to nothing, he kicks out but doesn’t slow down—he just keeps pumping back to the lineup and straight into another wave. By the time we get out of the water, I still haven’t gotten the hang of the foil board, and I’m shocked to realize that four hours have flown by. “Surf foiling is the hardest of the foil sports to learn,” Ostermann tells me later. “You should try the wing.” The wing is a hand-held kite that harnesses the power of surface wind, used in conjunction with a hydrofoil board, which taps into associated swell energy in the water. Wingsurfing is similar to kitesurfing; however, according to Ostermann,

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friendly than the week of kiteboarding lessons I took last year, which I spent encased in a harness and a tangle of lines, literally tied to an instructor. I kneel on the board, grasp the handles of the wing and lift it into the wind. The board begins to coast along the water and I climb to my feet. Just like that, I am wingsurfing—kind of. I make three trips downwind, wingsurfing a quarter mile down the beach and then walking back up again, since I haven’t yet learned how to go upwind. Though it’s hard to carry the hydrofoil SUP and the wing flapping in the wind, I feel like I could do this all day, or at least until my arms fall

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am writing in a coffee shop and the woman sitting next to me is on her laptop, chewing kale salad— loudly. She is an attractive brunette wearing nerdy glasses and looks to be about 30, but all I can focus on is the kale crunching between her teeth. Am I the only one noticing this? I can’t be. She is now devouring a cacao protein bar and with the strength and decibel of a lawn mower. Not even the barista’s coffee blender can compete. If someone were to run into the coffee shop screaming “tsunami!” no one would be able to heed the warning. This woman is a risk to public safety and she needs to be contained. I can see only two options. One,

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