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30 May 2020
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Shredding Steamer Lane 

As the sun peeked through the clouds over the calm waters of Steamer Lane, the Santa Cruz surfing community anxiously waited as the announcers for the 2015 Coldwater Classic kicked off the event with the local qualifying rounds on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. The…

No Stranger to Steamer Lane 

A swell rolled in from the northwest last Wednesday morning as 16 unsponsored surfers paddled out at Steamer Lane for the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational. Among the contestants was local product Shaun Burns. Burns, 22, was competing in the contest for the second year in a row, this time with his sights set on a victory in Santa Cruz’s biggest surf competition.

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Riding the Glass Wave 

When Lisa Orr-Donnelly began surfing in Santa Cruz in the 1970s, she said she was vastly outnumbered by males — about 25-to-1. “There were about 20 girls in all of Santa Cruz who surfed at that time,” Orr-Donnelly said. “Maybe a couple dozen.” Orr-Donnelly is…