Meanwhile, the Santa Cruz Rivermouth was being surfed by a couple dozen locals.
As the water receeded, the sandbar was exposed as if it was a minus tide
Middle Peak at The Lane can be seen breaking during this first major tidal pull
Crowds lined the street to watch the action
One inventive photographer had a remote controlled helicopter buzzing the lineup
Nice sets of waves seemed to coincide with the tidal push
Surf photog extrardinaire Dave "Nelly" Nelson documents the scene from the roof of a car
Another big drain out