Photo Gallery: South Swell In Santa Cruz

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Jason "Ratboy" Collins takes a break from slaying halibut and cod to rip the waters of his hometown. Photo: Nelly/SPL

When most people think of Santa Cruz visions of big and cold Steamer Lane pop into their heads, but the reality of the NorCal surf town is that it’s pretty damn good on a summertime south swell. You won’t see dudes in trunks but there are ramps galore and plenty of talented local surfers to take advantage of them.


Santa Cruz's Nic Lamb reaping the rewards of a south swell in Santa Cruz. Photo: Nelly/SPL