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Warned of frigid water, deadly sharks and crowds of locals, I went prepared with warm wet suit, hood, booties, a wary eye and some common courtesy.

Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz surprised me.  I was overly warm as I sat in the line up chatting with the locals as head-high to overhead sets rolled in.  Well, roll isn't exactly the description; pitched is a more accurate description.  Top-to-bottom waves over a rocky beach.  

Beginners need not apply!  This is for experienced surfers only.  It's a tough in and out of the water off the cliff or over the rocks.

Use caution, respect the locals and enjoy.



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