Thursday, October 27, 2016

Santa Cruz Surfcams: Capitola - Cowell's Beach - Pleasure Point

Santa Cruz Surfcams: Capitola - Cowell's Beach - Pleasure Point.


Known as one of America's surfing capitals, Santa Cruz is famous for its active community, moderate climate and natural beauty, with beaches and waves that are known all over the world. The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, Redwood forests, and Natural Bridges State Park are just moments away. It is home to University of California, Santa Cruz, a premier research institution and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
These are various surfcams from the Santa Cruz area.





Friday, May 2, 2014

Capitola from above

Published on Apr 29, 2014

Filmed over two beautiful mornings in April, 2014 using my Phantom 2 with the H3-3D gimbal, GoPro Hero3+ and GAUI FPV setup. Zero post stabilization used, only minor color correction.

Some History on Capitola
The original settlement now known as Capitola grew out of what was then called Soquel Landing. Soquel Landing got its name from a wharf located at the mouth of Soquel Creek. This wharf, which dates back to the 1850s, served as an outlet for the produce and lumber grown in the interior. In 1865, Captain John Pope Davenport, a whaleman at Monterey, moved his operations to be near the wharf. Unable to capture any whales, he moved his operations the following year to Point Año Nuevo.

In 1869, Frederick A. Hihn, who owned the property in the vicinity of the wharf, decided to develop it as a seaside resort. At first he leased the area to Samuel A. Hall and the area became known as Camp Capitola. Most authorities believe that it was Hihn who chose the name of Capitola, but they are unsure as to why he did so. Several possibilities have been asserted, one being that it was named for the heroine of The Hidden Hand, a novel by the popular author E.D.E.N. Southworth, favored by Hall's daughter Lulu. Capitola is known as the oldest beach resort on the West Coast.

Capitola is a popular tourist town because of its trendy shops and restaurants on the shore directly connecting to a fishing wharf and its large, sandy beach.

Music
Artist: Muse
Album: Absolution Instrumental
Song: Blackout (instrumental)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Celebrate Mother Nature. Have you talked to your Mother today?

Twice a day, Everyday, Mother Nature puts on a spectacular performance. 
Most of us are so busy that we don’t take a moment to pay attention.

Nature pays attention to those of us who are aware. 
The more we celebrate her, the more she cares for us.
Have you talked to your Mother today?



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Most Amazing Beautiful Planet Earth

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Sunset - California United States

Sunset - California United States
Sunset - California United States

Sunset - California United States
Sunset - California United States

Sunset - California United States
Sunset - California United States

Sunset - Half Moon Bay, California United States
Sunset - Half Moon Bay, California United States

Sunset - Half Moon Bay, California United States
Sunset - Half Moon Bay, California United States

Sunset Beach- Half Moon Bay, California United States
Sunset Beach- Half Moon Bay, California United States

Sunset Beach- Southern California United States
Sunset Beach- Southern California United States

Sunset on the Beach- California United States
Sunset on the Beach- California United States

Sunset from the Water - California United States
Sunset from the Water - California United States

Monday, February 17, 2014

Rowdy Waves: Seabright Beach, Jan 23 2014


Seabright Beach, Jan 23 2014