German ex-pat Patrick Trefz has been living in Santa Cruz for the better part of the last 2 decades. He’s a staff photographer for Surfer Magazine even though lately it seems he prefers to shoot films about the actual characters that shape the surfing community.
We traded places. I’m locked in the cities in Europe and he’s stuck on the Coast in California.
You’ll never surf this wave when it’s going off. So sit back and enjoy the view.
Santa Cruz. December 2009. Photo: Patrick Trefz