World famous surfer and local to the Santa Cruz community, Darryl “Flea” Virostko takes recovery to another level with his non-profit organization Fleahab. Started in 2010, Fleahab aims to “provide a sober living environment, created to integrate exercise and a healthy lifestyle into the recovery process for those afflicted with drug or alcohol addiction.”
On April 23, Santa Cruz volunteers will be hosting World Book Night, an international event intended to spread the love of books.
Ventana Surf Co., a local Santa Cruz company, builds hollow wooden surfboards to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to toxic foam boards. The company uses 100 percent recycled wood to build unique, custom and sustainable boards for your next trip to Steamer Lane.
Professional and amateur surfers compete in hopes of winning the title of champion and a grand prize of $40,000. Between October 26 and 30, spectators gathered around along the cliffs to watch the show, many accompanied with cameras or binoculars.
In a ranking released by Surfer Magazine last month, UCSC was named one of the nation’s top 10 surf colleges. The rankings were not numerical. Instead, colleges were given a more specific assessment: UCSC was named the best college for those who “Want to Surf 300 Days a Year.”
This week, wounded service members came to Cowell Beach for a surfing trip they’ll never forget. Local businesses and volunteers made the week an awesome experience for the participants, allowing them a chance to relax and rehab at the same time.
Santa Cruz recently hosted Surfing America Prime Series. The best under-18 amateur surfers in the world competed for a spot on the national team.
Reigns to an international Big Wave Invitational put back in the hands of the surfers.
Surfing, trophies, sponsors and success: He’s got it all even though he is only 13 years old.
Shane Desmond, a Santa Cruz surfer who placed second at this year’s Mavericks surf competition, sits down with City on a Hill Press to talk about his start in surfing, what he loves about the sport, and the historically big waves at Pillar Point on Feb. 13.