Santa Cruz Waves

Since 2014, Santa Cruz Waves has delivered a high-quality publication jam-packed with inspirational journalism, jaw-dropping imagery and local advertising that helps act as a guide for both visitors and locals alike.


The Magazine

Our bi-monthly magazine features local legends, events, environmental stories, eats & drinks, opinion pieces, amazing photographery, and so much more!   

Why Subscribe?

You may be wondering, "aren't you a free magazine?" And to this we say "why yes, we are! And proud of it!" Santa Cruz Waves explores global issues through a local lens, and it is important to us to share our product beyond Santa Cruz County! The magazine is a delightful way to explore Santa Cruz from afar, and makes an incredible gift for out-of-town friends and family. Subscribing to Santa Cruz Waves supports local journalism!



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Dive into the Archive

Did you miss an issue? Check out the archive in our shop. We can even dig up older issues for you!

Support us on Patreon!

If you're interested in supporting Santa Cruz Waves further, please consider donating to our Patreon! For as little as $5 per month you can keep this epic little biz going strong!

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