Favorites of Surf City

Surf. Coffee. Santa Cruz.

Favorite Santa Cruz spots by Stacy Suen


  • My favorite coffee and study places in Santa Cruz:
    1. (1.) Midtown Cafe : They get their coffee from Intelligentsia !!
      (2.) Cafe Iveta: They have amazing homemade scones!
    • Hot spots for surfing around town:
      1. (1.) Cowell's Beach: Nice gentle waves; Perfect for beginners!
        (2.) Steamer's Lane: More on the advanced level; very popular spot for locals
        (3.) the Hook: Mid-advanced level surfs
      • To check out the tides and good times to go out in the water, check out
      • Surfline
  • Random places I enjoy in Santa Cruz:
    • West Cliff Drive: a nice morning run along West Cliff to start the day
      Seymour Center: great place to explore and learn about some of the local sea neighbors we have..such as the grey whale
      Pogonip Trail: a fun hike with little hidden gems...like a koi pond!