California road trip: Santa Cruz, oh you're not that far!

"Up in the North West, we got it good, Little soggy, but we've got it good
Can't help thinking that I wish i would, 
Move my ass down to Santa Cruz ... I got a feeling i don't want to lose, Pulling into Santa Cruz"

With the strict parking/camping laws in Santa Cruz, we kept it classy and stayed at New Brighton State Beach Campground (*if anyone has any van-sleeping tips for Santa Cruz, we'd love to hear them in the comments below...)

And when we weren't camping? We were surfing.

Paddling out at Pleasure Point and the Hook,

Watching big sets roll through during a contest at Steamers Lane,

Or just cruisin' at sunset.

Thanks for the waves... we can't wait to come back!