Pro Surfer Breaks Neck Riding 25-Foot Waves In Big SurShawn Dollar, a professional surfer from Santa Cruz, broke his neck while surfing big waves Monday on the central coast, according to a statement posted on the Titans of Mavericks' Facebook page.
Around 30 People Rescued From Rough Surf In Santa Cruz Over Warm Holiday WeekendAbout 30 people had to be rescued from the surf on beaches in Santa Cruz between Saturday and Sunday as warm temperatures drew big crowds to the water this weekend.
Coast Guard Warns Of Rip Currents At Bay Area BeachesThe U.S. Coast Guard is asking beachgoers in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas to be cautious in and near the ocean Sunday, Coast Guard officials said.
Watch Stunt Rider Surf On His MotorbikeStunt rider Robbie ‘Maddo’ Maddison does what seems like the impossible and catches a wave on his dirt bike.
Rip Currents Caused By Swell Prompts Warning For BeachgoersThe National Weather Service is warning beachgoers of hazardous conditions such as rip currents along south facing beaches in Marin and Santa Cruz counties.
15 Great White Sharks Spotted Near Santa Cruz; Lifeguard Competition CancelledA competition for junior lifeguards had to be called off after more than a dozen great white sharks near the cement ship in the Aptos area south of Santa Cruz.
New Drone Spots Sharks Lurking In Waters Near Popular SoCal Surfing SpotWhen lifeguards at a popular Orange County surfing spot decided to use a high-tech drone to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks, they got a chilling eyeful.
Ewww.... Surfer Butts The Focus Of Scientific Research Into Ocean BacteriaCall it the most literal "beach bum" study ever. Occasionally in science, the topic of your research and the perfect subjects in which to study it correlate in unique ways, case in point -- surfers and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More specifically, surfer's colons.
Hazardous Beach Conditions Expected Sunday Along Bay Area CoastA hazards alert went into effect at 8 a.m. Sunday morning for beaches facing south along the coasts of Marin and Santa Cruz counties, according to the National Weather Service.
Great Surf Weather Arrives With An Added Warning For Beach Goers
6 Extraterrestrial Surf Spots To Try To Catch An Alien WaveWith all the discoveries about extraterrestrial water this month, the question arose -- where is the BEST place to catch alien waves, assuming you had a "wet suit" to protect you from extreme heat and cold (and give you oxygen), that you could survive a 1-2 year space journey to get there, and had a pretty good sponsor to pony up $10 billion or so. There technically is only one place where the surf truly is up...
Sneaker Waves, Strong Rip Currents Warning Issued For Bay Area Beaches This WeekendThe National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement for the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend.