Watery Wednesday #3: Capitola, California

25 Feb

Sunset Magazine‘s March 2009 issue has named this quaint little seaside community one of the 20 Best (Small) Towns.  Capitola-by-the Sea is 6 miles south of Santa Cruz and is a favorite day trip of ours.  We love to walk around town enjoying the wharf and looking at in the sea and the surfers.  Here are two pictures I took the day after Thanksgiving of 2008.

Fishing Pier

Getting wet

When we were there in  November, there was a lot of surfers waiting for the right timing for the Maverick contest.

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Posted by on February 25, 2009 in Watery Wednesday


21 responses to “Watery Wednesday #3: Capitola, California

  1. Today's Blah

    February 25, 2009 at 7:47 am

    This is a very good photo, I like that surfer trying to catch a wave…

    ewok said: Thanks. I am fascinated by surfers.

  2. Valkyrien

    February 25, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Great shots! Didn’t he just fall off the wave? 🙂

    ewok said: He’s just getting into the water 🙂 when I came to snap his photo.

  3. jewwishes

    February 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    The photos are lovely, and the first one is so serene and classic looking.

    ewok said: I think the place oozes serenity and relaxation.

  4. Linnea

    February 25, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I know Capitola…haven’t been there in ages, though. I always get stuck in Santa Cruz. Your photos are terrific…they should be in Sunset Mag!

    ewok said: You’re too kind with your comments, thanks. I thought taking the entrance to Capitola on the way home from visiting Sta Cruz was the best decision we made. Hubs and I fell in love with this little village. Now, we go to Capitola, then if we still have time, stop by Sta Cruz 🙂

  5. Tammie

    February 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Both of your images are wonderful! I love looking down at the surfer.
    You bring back memories of long ago.

    ewok said: the second pic turned out better than I expected.

  6. Mojo

    February 25, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my! These are wonderful. Our coastline looks nothing like this, so I always find it fascinating to see cliffs right up against the water.

    ewok said: I fell in love with the waves crashing against the cliffs the first time I saw it; I am curious to see your coastline though.

  7. Caprice

    February 25, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I LOVE Capitola and you caught it so wonderfully! I have been blessed to go there the last two summers and always have such a grea time! Last summer I stopped on the cliffs just north of town and watched the surfers. Thanks for sharing this great shot!

    ewok said: I do too. It’s one of those places you immediately feel relaxed the minute you step on it. Lucky me, it’s easily reached by car.

  8. Denise

    February 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    A beautiful little town, and you took a couple of great shots to capture the atmosphere of the place.

  9. Leora

    February 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    That is wet, all right! The top one shows a beautiful sea town.

  10. 2sweetnsaxy

    February 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Love these shots and that last one is really great. 🙂

  11. Raven

    February 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    What a lovely town looks like a great place to visit and I just love the pier – it looks so old and rustice

  12. Alicesg

    February 26, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Amazing photo. Lots to look at in this town. Must be fun to just stand there and watch the goings at the sea. Tried to post a comment in your other blog but wondered why I cant post.

  13. Napaboaniya

    February 26, 2009 at 1:45 am

    One of the best small towns.. I can see why from the pictures. It’s beautiful! 🙂

  14. Barbara

    February 26, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Great shot of the pier. I love the angle you use for the surfer. Smiles B

  15. Your EG Tour Guide

    February 26, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    I LOVE the surf, how it looks and the sound. It looks soooo beautiful.

  16. Carletta

    February 27, 2009 at 9:00 am

    What a great view!
    I love looking down on the surfer.
    These are really great shots.

    (Sorry I’m late visiting this week.)

  17. panaderos

    February 27, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Such views by the sea are the ones that I love most about California. I must say that your area and San Diego are my two favorite places in the Golden State simply because of scenery such as this. 🙂

  18. seniorhiker

    February 28, 2009 at 5:09 am

    The picture of the town is beautiful. Where were you when you shot it? I also like your perspective of the surfer.

  19. Louise Cannon

    March 1, 2009 at 2:29 am

    If I lived close, it would be hard to keep me away from a place like this. I LOVE the ocean. And the town is so quaint. Very cool.

  20. susieofarabia

    March 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Wow – these are both great shots! Nice job!!!

  21. Kilauea Poetry

    March 4, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Terrific shots..and you caught a surfer!!


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