Santa Cruz Magazine


Nic Hernandez

At the ripe, old age of 10 and no taller than four feet, Nic’s surfing is polished and well exceeds his age. Growing up on the Eastside of Santa Cruz has allowed little H’dez to fine tune his skills. His [...]

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Adam Replogle

Respected as much for his big wave prowess as for his free surfing, the 36-year-old Replogle is an ex-competitive surfer living in Santa Cruz with his wife and two daughters where he’s also a partner in the Billabong Surf Shop. [...]

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Austin Smith-Ford

Santa Cruz’s Eastside is proud to present its newest favorite son — Austin Smith-Ford. He’s one year out of high school and  taking his First Peak Pleasure Point skills to the world stage. Smith-Ford’s travel experience is already extensive, his [...]

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Damn, I wish I was in California right now

You’ve got your couple of weeks of Christmas vacation right around the corner. A couple of weeks is plenty of time to take a jaunt to somewhere warm with plentiful shorelines. You start to look at tickets to various tropical [...]

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The Heart Path

“For me, there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length, and there I travel, looking, looking breathlessly…” [...]

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Tales from the Pro Circuit

Surfers on the professional contest tour live a life of envy for some, and to others a life of hassles and bullshit. Love it or hate it, these freakishly talented human beings who have logged hundreds of hours of heats [...]

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