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July 10, 2017

Jack's Historic Paddle Out - My Weekend In Santa Cruz

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After yesterday's historic paddle out, it would be easy to say that last weekend was all about Jack O'Neill. Our feed alone has been filled with videos and images from the once-in-a-lifetime event and I am honored to say I was able to attend. I got up bright and early to secure a good spot, and lucky for me, it paid off with a nice perch at the top of the stairs where I could see hundreds of surfers file down to the water with their boards.


June 05, 2017

My Weekend in Santa Cruz - A Tribute to Jack O'Neill

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Santa Cruz and the surfing world has no doubt lost a legend with the passing of wetsuit pioneer, Jack O'Neill. Locals, visitors, and the surfing community as a whole, have been showing their love and respect for Jack, and this Sunday, July 9, a memorial paddle out will take place in his honor. The Jack O'Neill Memorial Paddle Out will be held near Jack's home and favorite beach, Pleasure Point, at 11am. Those who will be participating in the paddle out are encouraged to arrive an hour early and parking will be very limited. We hope to see you there and stand (or paddle) beside you on this day where we celebrate the life and legacy of Jack O'Neill! 


May 30, 2017

The Lost Boys Celebrates 30 Years!

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As the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys approaches, Visit Santa Cruz County is bringing a little nostalgia to the beach this summer. A new locations map outlines where key scenes were filmed some three decades ago, enabling fans of the cult classic movie to relive their teenage vampire fantasies (in a family-friendly way) while experiencing Santa Cruz County with a new perspective.

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April 13, 2017

The 5 Coolest Things about Chaminade Resort + Spa

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With a stunning hilltop setting and vibrant landscaped grounds rippling with fountains, it’s little wonder why Chaminade is a favorite vacation and special event destination. The relaxing, nature-filled retreat feels remote yet is only 10 minutes from downtown, offering guests easy access to local attractions and locals a favorite locale for sunset drinks. Whether you’re seeking an atmospheric spot to gather with friends or planning an overnight getaway, here are five more reasons to consider Chaminade for your next leisurely escape.


January 19, 2017

Santa Cruz County Featured in Visit California's "Living the Dream" Commercial

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This month, two prime locations in Santa Cruz County are featured as the backdrops for Visit California’s newest consumer branding commercial. Scenes for Living the Dream - the next incarnation of the state’s “Dream Big” campaign series - shows Davenport Beach and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. The Santa Cruz County Film Commission, a department within Visit Santa Cruz County, assisted with the planning and worked with a location scout and Visit California’s agency of record Mering Carson, to identify the locations and logistics for the production, the filming of which took place last fall.


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