Santa Cruz Surf School
Cowell’s Beach Surf Shop
Rent surfboards, boogie boards, wetsuits and other beach gear near the wharf, where veteran staff offer local tips and lessons.
Sanctuary Exploration Center
Operated by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, this educational museum near the beach boardwalk is an interactive multimedia...
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Hosting jazz luminaries since 1975, this nonprofit theater is for serious jazz cats snapping their fingers for famous-name performers in...
The breakfast spot covetous locals don’t want you to know about (hide your guidebook). ‘Mike’s Mess’ is the kitchen-sink standout.
131 Center St · interesting places nearby
Santa Cruz Surf School information
Wanna learn to surf? Near the wharf, friendly male and female instructors will have you standing and surfing on your first day out.