Santa Cruz is 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey, California. It's one of three harbors on the Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz is also a surfing mecca--home to Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, two of the best surfing destinations in North America. Both of these spots are within a mile from where this shot was taken.
Handheld at 1/60th second at f/8.0. ISO 100
This is a rare perspective of Walton Lighthouse from inside the harbor channel, made possible by a minus tide and tons of sand deposited by winter storms in the Pacific. These storms brought little precipitation to Californa, but lots of surge, swell, and surf.