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beach in davenport californiaIf you live in the area, or are one of the many people who actively participates in paddle surfing sports like kayaking, wave skiing or stand up paddle boarding (SUP), you are probably familiar with the renowned surf spot found just up the road in Davenport.  What you may not be aware of is that the famous break, located a mere 20 minutes north of Santa Cruz, also plays host to the annual Davenport Paddle Surf Classic, which is set to take place on November 15th & 16th. This competition offers a truly unique opportunity to experince some of the best kayakers, waveskiiers, and stand up paddle boarders (SUP) around to show off their incredible skill. The competition has been around for many years and includes numerous categories for both men’s and women’s

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davenport ca beach

Clinging tight to the shoreline about 20 minutes north of Santa Cruz along old highway 1 is the sleepy little village of Davenport. The town is named for a Captain John Pope Davenport who first set up shop here in 1867, constructing a 450 foot wharf to aid in transporting lumber from the interior of the mainland, back to Santa Cruz. All that remains of that lumber industry are the remnants of the once proud wharf, dwarfed by the towering white cliffs of Davenport. In its place now is barely more than a brief stopover on the popular coastal highway one route down California's picturesque coastline, but it's certainly worth a more in depth look.

Sand and Surf on Davenport's Beaches

The beaches near Davenport have become popular locations for

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