Westside before lunch and Eastside after. Sunny n' warm. Got desperate after too long out of the water due to shit conditions up here and headed south. Lane was clean with SH - HH sets. Packed out with local domination on the outside. Definitely got burnt a couple times. One of such incident involved a set wave that I patiently and politely waited nearly an hour for. The burner in question paddled over after (and we're talking no kick out full with on acknowledgment of the situation for the entire wave until I was left pinched behind a section way on the inside) and offered up the apology of "sorry about that, I had just been waiting for so long" (20 minutes tops). Oh, Santa Cruz. So it goes. Eastside was glassy, smaller, and equally, if not more crowded. That being said, I did manage to pick off a few fun ones at both spots and after how frustrating things have been in the city and nearby lately, it felt good.