Surfing in Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz is located on the northern tip of Monterey Bay on California's central coast. Surfing was first introduced to the U.S. mainland in Santa Cruz by three visiting Hawaiian princes in the late 1880s. Since those early days, the Santa Cruz surfing culture has blossomed into a thriving lifestyle. Many of the world's most highly regarded surfers hail from Santa Cruz. In fact, Santa Cruz, or "Surf City" as its known, has become a popular destination for surfing aficionados of all ages. Surfing in Santa Cruz is a concise historical overview of the diverse and colorful surfing culture inhabiting the area.
ISBN: 9780738570761
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 193
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Thomas Hickenbottom is a fourth-generation central coast native and a surfer for over 50 years in Santa Cruz. He began wave riding back in the balsa era of the late 1950s. During the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Hickenbottom represented the Santa Cruz surfing community in contests up and down the California coast. He is also a member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society, the Santa Cruz Longboard Union, and is actively involved with the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, which also added a great deal of energy and historical information to the formation of this book.
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