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Midtown state of mind

Stuck in the middle in Santa Cruz's pumping Midtown.

Updated: March 25, 2011, 1:30 PM ET
By Jake Howard

One of the features that makes Santa Cruz arguably the best surf town in California is its abundance and variety of surf spots. There are few places like it. Think about it, Huntington is supposed to be "Surf City," but all it's really just one long stretch of sand that starts closing out anytime sets climb over four feet. Ventura and Santa Barbara may be comparable with a potent combo of pointbreaks and beach breaks, but only in the winter, and only if there's enough west in the swell ...

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