Steamer Lane is one of the best and most popular surf spots in Santa Cruz and possibly all of Northern California. The majority of Santa Cruz’s top professional surfers make this spot their home break with names like Peter Mel, Jason ‘Ratboy’ Collins, Barney, etc.
Even though the waves break close to the cliff, my standard lens didn’t have enough zoom to get really good photos of the surfers. I hope to get a telephoto lens sometime in the future when my photography skills improve.
On a side note, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is located on the point of Steamer Lane. They have some pretty cool surfing photos…you should check it out and make a small donation!