My wife and I were in Santa Cruz during the weekend of the 2010 Mavericks big wave contest. While we went to visit friends, family, and the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Reserve, everyone else was out to observe the power of the ocean. This photo was taken on the day of the contest on Santa Cruz’s Westside.  When the waves get big in Santa Cruz everyone comes out for a peek. There is no disputing that Santa Cruz is the real Surf City, USA.

– Erin Feinblatt