May 22, 2020

We wish we were gathering together for our 2020 contest, but we still want to wish all the friends and family of the Santa Cruz Longboard Union a happy Memorial Day! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and we can't wait to see you again in 2021.

April 15, 2020

In this installment of the award-winning documentary series Bay Area Revelations, NBC takes you to three main areas that attract people from all over the world: San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, and the World Surfing Reserve in Santa Cruz.Two of...

April 14, 2020

Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz
November 23, 2019

By today's standards 1936 Santa Cruz was a different place and surfing was more of a novelty than a sport like it is today. But a handful of young men who valued surfing formed the Santa Cruz Surfing Club and rented an abandone...

March 28, 2020

I had a chance to talk with Al Ramadan yesterday afternoon and as many of you know, the parking lots along West Cliff are posted to closure starting tomorrow to limit access.  Some people are not getting the message regarding social distancing and the transmission of t...

January 7, 2018

Cindy and Paul hosted the Club Holiday Party on December 17 at the clubhouse of their mobile home park. It was a night full of great food, ugly sweaters, and vicious battles for the most coveted White Elephant Gifts. The Board gifted Jane with a sports director’s chair...

October 11, 2017

Several club members attended the Boardroom Show (formerly called Sacred Craft) at the Kaiser Permanente Arena on October 9-10, 2016 to check out the shapers, boards, and everything else surf. The show featured board shaping demonstrations/competitions among local well...

October 7, 2017

Although it wasn’t a coalition event, SCLU was well represented in the heats and at the awards ceremony at last October’s Big Chill Out sponsored by Pedro Point Surf Club at Pacifica State Beach.

October 5, 2017

At the October 2016 club meeting, Don Iglesias shared that he had found a cool old ad for Johnny Rice Surfboards featuring a great photo of Rosemari from her 1953-54 school year at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. He made copies of the ad on card stock and pa...

July 1, 2017

It’s been a while since the last newsletter, so here’s a refresher on the Dino's Den questions from April 2016:


  1. When was this arch created?
    (Hint: it was an El Niño year)

  2. Where is it located?

  3. Is it still there?


  1. El Niño Winter, 19...