2013 was the driest calendar year on record in California’s dry and violent history. As we crested 2013 and slid into 2014 we wondered if the skies would ever open up. While the rest of the country experienced Biblically severe super storms we soaked up the sun, quietly complaining to ourselves about it being “too mild”, wringing our hands and worrying about low water tables and the certainty of wildfires.
Well, today I woke up to rain. The drought is over. And with that downpour comes a shower of videos and photos from Santa Cruz, CA. The bulk of these two videos and all of the photos were captured over these last few very dry months. Enjoy.
Jeff Murphy. Table in “that ditch that Ruben rode”.
Jackson Allen. Toboggan. Freedom 40.
Nathan Parker. Quick ledge to table hop on a brief visit to CA in November. Chasing home from one side of the country to the other.
Mike Hernandez. Wrangler.
Mike Hernandez and Jake Honesto. Satellite of love. Freedom 40.
Jake Honesto. I have heard people describe this pool coping hip as unjumpable. Jake Honesto, agnostic.
Jackson Allen. Bushwacking.
Jeff Murphy. Tiny Bank Big Euro.
Andy Maguire. Badboy at Shells.
Andy let us all know that this will be his last video for Country Clubbin’. An “end of an error…I mean era” as he put it. Andy isn’t done making videos, just done with this project. What’s next? www.steppedindogshirt.com? We can only hope.
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