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Bruce Anderson's photo of Steamer Lane

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Steamer Lane

Spot Location: California, Central > Central California > Steamer Lane

Date Taken: . 1021 page views since 25th June 2010.

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Spongerdudette Jun 27, 2010 Rating: 0

Bet thats an amazing sight to see those butterflies all year round. I see that Steamer Lane has very close links with Jack O'Neill and the developement of the ''modern'' wetsuit etc..cool.....okay I cheated I looked it up on Wikipedia :)

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Spongerdudette Jun 25, 2010 Rating: 0

Looks like a nice place.

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Spongerdudette Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 0

Ahhh the Cold Water Classic in Scotland.....more the the freezing cold water classic I reckon. Really don't know what the water temps were at the time when that was held, but I'm surprised that those guys weren't rigid with cold, but you just got to give them respect for being so dedicated to go out in that water. When I see photos on here of riders in places such as Scotland, Canada and such during the winter with ice and snow around, I firstly think ''rather them then me'', and then ''thank goodness for winter wetsuits'' :)

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Bruce Anderson Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 0

Yeah, spongerdudette, this is where the modern wetsuit originated. How odd. Just imagine trying to surf in 54 degree water without one; ever get warmer than that, in England? This is the home of the original "O'Neill Cold Water Classic," too; held here, every year, generally in mid-October. The contest is World-wide, now. They even hold one in Scotland, these days, as I understand it. True?

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Spongerdudette Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 0

Bet thats an amazing sight to see those butterflies all year round. I see that Steamer Lane has very close links with Jack O'Neill and the developement of the ''modern'' wetsuit etc..cool.....okay I cheated I looked it up on Wikipedia :)

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Bruce Anderson Jun 27, 2010 Rating: 0

Yeah, spongerdudette, it is pretty nice; this is to the west of where I do all of my shooting. The road near the cliffs is called West Cliff Drive; it runs for several miles, adjacent to the cliffs, and the beach area in the shot is one of the only ones that can actually be accessed at any point along that stretch of road. Even this beach can be almost entirely submerged, when the tide is high, and there are storms rolling in. The cliffs continue way beyond where the road ends; where the road does end, there's a place called Natural Bridges State Park; in the Spring and all through the summer, the trees there are covered with Monarch butterflies; they migrate there from Central America, every year.

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