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After a three year hiatus, women will be coming back to surf and benefit the community

Started in 1996 by guys from the West Wind Surf Club, Women on Waves (WOW) was a unique event that gave the women of Santa Cruz County a chance to surf and benefit the local community.

WOW passed through the hands of various producers. Through it all WOW continued as an amateur event that showcased the talent and athleticism of women surfers from all walks of life and all ages from nine to seventy!

After a three year hiatus, Women on Waves is coming back to Capitola on April 13. This year’s proceeds will go to WomenCARE, Women’s Crisis Support – Defensa de Mujeres, and the Barry Hamby Cabrillo College Scholarship.

Go to to learn more and register.