Steamers Lane, Santa Cruz, CA Conditions Report | July 2nd Photo Tour

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Pro surfer Nat Young crushing Steamers Lane yesterday afternoon for the crowd

Yes, Steamers Lane is the most Hollywood surf break in the USA.  Kinda like Squaw is the most Hollywood ski resort in the USA.  Just take a look at these photos.  Where else on Earth can you stand this close to professional surfers while they shred a mini skate ramp directly in front of and below you?

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The full scene at Steamers

Yes, I said professional surfers.  Nat Young was out in the water yesterday after I got out.  Nat is from Santa Cruz and is currently in 6th place on the Word Championship Tour.

slash and splash for the crowd
slash and splash for the crowd

STEAMERS LANE CONDITIONS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON:

– 2-4 foot

– Head high sets (long waits for these sets)

– Glassy

– Not too crowded for Steamers

– Plenty of waves until high tide swamped it around 6pm

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Nat Young

Steamers was a blast yesterday, with fun waves at Off the Wall and Middle Peak was working on the bigger sets.  The bigger sets were clean with great shape and a fun ramp to work with.  I saw a couple guys get barreled on a few head high sets that came through.  The bigger waves went a good ways and gave the boys some room to work.  Nat Young and some of the groms were throwing 360s and absolutely crushing the lip.

For July 2nd, it was a hell of a day.  This time of year is notoriously flat and windy in Nor Cal.

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steamers lane santa cruz

SANTA CRUZ FORECAST:

– The waves are supposed to drop a lot today, then come back up to the 2-4 zone for the long weekend

– Ocean Beach in SF is forecasting 10 ft. waves this weekend…

Nat Young
Nat Young
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Nat getting tricky
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Crowd splash
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Never seen girls on this rock before
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4 thoughts on “Steamers Lane, Santa Cruz, CA Conditions Report | July 2nd Photo Tour

  1. Nice report and good to see you yesterday Miles! The energy has faded a touch today for sure, but there’s still some great sets coming in out there. That forecast is looking pretty good too!

  2. Yes, yesterday afternoon was mental…I was at a different spot, more off the beaten path, and it was glassy and head high, and some sets were well overhead…..it was mental for this time of the year.

    Get sum, Z

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