If you consider yourself lucky enough to call Santa Cruz home you’ve got access to a plethora of pleasurable activities to engage in. Hiking. Live music. Breweries and beaches by the score. Strolling by the cliffs during sunset. All of this is fun and entertaining but what people often forget about pr overlook are the opportunities for adventure offshore? After all, Santa Cruz is situated in the Monterey Bay Wildlife Reserve and boasts some of the most beautiful and wildlife rich waters on the West Coast.
I’m a Santa Cruz native, and I’ve been blessed to grow up surfing, spending hours gazing upon the shoreline in between waves, marveling at my good fortune. Yet even with that experience, full of wildlife and ocean energy, isn’t quite the same as taking a proper offshore excursion with a knowledgable guide. Someone like second-generations Italian fisherman Joey Stagnero.