Santa Cruz

The elusive harbor mouth in Santa Cruz lights up for a select crew. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Nat Young

Santa Cruz’s finest Nat Young comes dangerously close to the jetty while setting up for a backside barrel. Photo: Nelly/SPL.

Homer Henard

Santa Cruz’s Homer Henard used to be famous for making crazy faces in the barrel. Perhaps it’s the sketchy jetty jacks that have him in serious mode here. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Santa Cruz HarborStyle master Julian Sekon displays perfect foam ball riding technique at the Santa Cruz harbor mouth. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Oceanside Harbor

Sets like this one breaking off the end of the Oceanside Harbor jetty are the types of things that can ruin a nice little pleasure cruise in a heartbeat. Photo: Checky

San Diego County

A deadly San Diego County right peels off for locals…Photo: Checky

San Diego County

Is there a better time of year in San Diego than late December/January? We think not. Photo: Checky

San Diego County

Pick your own peak in SD…Photo: Checky

Darryl "Flea" Virostko

A rejuvenated Darryl “Flea” Virostko pulls into the glory hole somewhere past Santa Cruz city limits. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Tyler Smith

NorCal’s Tyler Smith at an undisclosed and throttling beach break. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Cory Lopez

Cory Lopez tees off in San Diego County. Photo:

San Diego County

Who would like a nice serving of pig dog for breakfast? Photo:

Cory LopezFlorida’s Cory Lopez seems to be adjusting to life as a Californian pretty well…Photo:


Mavericks flexes for the Christmas morning crew. Photo:

MavericksUnknown about to cop several tons of water on the head at Mavericks. Photo:


A clean up set at Mavericks scatters the crowd. Not a lot of duckdiving going down on 9’+ surfboards. Photo:

Pat Gudauskas At Mavericks

Party wave at Mavericks with Rusty and Greg Long. Photo:

Pat Gudauskas Mavericks Wipeout

2010 ASP World Championship Tour rookie Pat Gudauskas and amigo go for a wedging peak at Mavericks…see photo below for the resulting carnage. Photo:

Pat Gudauskas Mavericks Wipeout

Note the extension of the dude’s leash who took off behind Pat Gudauskas. Photo:


Taking off under the lip on a twenty footer takes more than balls, it takes sheer determination. Ken “Skindog” Collins at Mavericks. Photo:

Joel Tudor

Joel Tudor prowling the bowl at one of his beloved San Diego spots. Photo:

San Diego

Poor man’s Pipeline in San Diego with local boy “Joe Joe”. Photo:

Taylor Knox

Home for the holidays, WCT veteran Taylor Knox ripped all over north San Diego county including this session at Tamarack. Photo: