Santa Cruz, From Above

Aerial footage of Kyle Buthman and Austin Smith-Ford dodging a jetty to score barrels

Some takeoffs require more commitment than others. In this clip of Santa Cruz residents Kyle Buthman and Austin Smith-Ford at one of their local breaks, hesitation isn’t an option. Unless, of course, you want to be slammed into concrete jacks. For those willing to chance the man-made dangers that also make the wave what it is, a clean and short barrel awaits.