Black Surf Santa Cruz


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Black Surf Santa Cruz
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of exemption for Coastal Conservancy approval of grant funding. The project will serve approximately 720 members of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and People of Color and other communities historically excluded from the sport of surfing through one-day surf lessons and multi-week ocean training programs that include swimming lessons.

Contact Information

Erin Gravley
Agency Name
State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Northern California
Other Location Info
Santa Cruz County Beaches - Cowells Beach, Pleasure Point County Park Beaches, Capitola Beach, Monterey Bay Local swimming pools including, but not limited to, Simpkins Swim Center and/or Harvey West Pool located in Santa Cruz, CA Beaches and parks within Santa Cruz County including but not limited to Cowell’s Beach (City of Santa Cruz), Pleasure Point County Park Beaches, Capitola City Beach, the intertidal and nearshore coastal zone at these locations, and use of associated facilities such as bathrooms/benches.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14 Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt under Title 14 California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) because it involves regular operation of coastal locations that will be visited with no expansion of use.
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