PADDLING OUT: 31st Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest

The Santa Cruz Paddlefest is always a highlight of my year! The gathering of the paddle surf tribe in Santa Cruz, CA, to surf the world-class waves on offer at Steamer Lane, is a special time and place to be alive. The Lane always seems to deliver the goods for the competitions, but every once in a … [Read more...]

EVENT: Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2015

2015 was such an amazing year at the 29th annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest! The event changed hands to new organizers, saw many familiar faces and a few new ones. Check out the best photos and action from the event in the two stories I wrote for Canoe & Kayak Online; New Era of a Classic and A Kayak … [Read more...]

EVENT: 2014 Santa Cruz Paddle Surf Festival

The Santa Cruz Paddle Surf Festival is truly a highlight of my travel schedule every year! I love getting together with the kayak surf tribe and surfing the spectacular waves at Steamer’s Lane with a few good friends. This year I hadn’t been in my surf kayak for something like 10 months before the … [Read more...]

EVENT: Santa Cruz Paddle Fest 2013

3/22-24/2013 Another amazing weekend of surf kayaking at the Lane with the surf kayak tribe from all over the world. A huge thanks to all the organizers, ASU & Dennis Judson for keeping this event alive and thriving. Such a special place and gathering point for amazing people. This year … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: TL Surf- A New Chapter

Tyler Lausten is a true waterman. He got his start riding waveski in Maui after finding a ski at a yard sale. It came naturally to him after his time river kayaking as a kid on the mainland. He learned composites construction through outrigger canoe building for Kai Waa in Maui and then talked Mark … [Read more...]