Steamer Lane

Multifaceted reefbreak located in Santa Cruz, California; the epicenter of Santa Cruz surfing since the 1940s. Steamer Lane, named for the steam-powered boats that motored past in the 1930s on their way to the nearby Santa Cruz wharf, is made up of four separate but overlapping breaks: 1) The Point, a shifty right-breaking wave located to the north, is best from four to six feet, favors a south or southwest swell, and can produce a hair-raising takeoff as the wave explodes off a jutting rock ...