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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Fire Dancers

Head to the coast for sunset, or possibly foggy, evening and night shooting at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  After that we'll check out the local fire dancers.


Sunset is at 7:44 pm.  We will meet at 6:45pm.

The event will end at approximately 10:00 PM.



To join the event, please download the Liability Waiver form here and sign and bring to the event

If you know you won't be able to attend, please change your RSVP immediately so another member can.

If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be considered a No Show.  No Shows will be penalized per this group's No Show policy.

Attendance for this event is limited to 33.   A lottery will be held on August 15 and selection preference will be given to supporters/donors.   Those selected will be notified within 2 days.  A waiting list is available in the event of a cancellation. If there is a cancellation, Meetup automatically notifies the next eligible person on the wait list.  If you're that person and unable to attend, please change your RSVP to NO right away or the dreaded No Show policy will apply.

When you sign up, you'll need to answer a question before you're done.  If you don't answer the question, you will not be eligible for the lottery or to attend.


Parking at the Boardwalk - street meters or pay lots (lots are more expensive)


Parking for Fire Dancers - Joolz will give directions when we meet at the Boardwalk

photos © Joolz Haugen


What to bring:



A shutter release cable or intervalometer (not mandatory, but makes life easier for long exposures)

Spare batteries and memory cards

ND filter might be useful

Vibration Reduction/Image Stabilization lenses if you have them, for low light shots on the Boardwalk

The usual variety of lenses plus any special kinds could all be useful at these venues, particularly the Boardwalk

Red light (or flash light that can be switched to red light) (optional)

Dress warmly and in layers, hat, gloves - we'll be right on the water and may have fog so it may be cold

Drinks, snacks


We will reschedule in the event of rain. We will continue if it is foggy or fog-sprinkling.



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  • Gaganpreet

    It was great !! Kudos to Organizers for arranging and organizing this event. group members were friendly..i had good time. Learned and explored something new. now waiting for next event ;)

    August 27, 2012

  • Laura Northrup P.

    Thank you to all the organizers of this event!

    August 27, 2012

  • Wing

    Great Group. It was a lot of fun. A lot of Photo Ops. Thank you everyone coming. Thank you Sarita and Joolz to host this event!

    August 27, 2012

  • Bharathwaj S.

    Very well organized meetup. Thanks Joolz, Saritha and Wing.!

    August 26, 2012

  • Shubhika T.

    Great meetup, variety of shots to take. Joolz, Sarita and Wing - great job guys and thanks for organizing!

    August 26, 2012

  • Froukje B.

    Fun to hang out with the other photographers. I never shot the Boardwalk from the beach before, that was a great angle.

    August 26, 2012

  • Jing W.

    You see the casino arcade?

    August 26, 2012

  • Jing W.

    Grassy area at west end of arcade

    August 26, 2012

  • Jing W.

    Aloha terrace I think

    August 26, 2012

  • ken c

    What is the location we meet at?

    August 26, 2012

  • Gaganpreet

    Anyone for carpool ? i am driving from south san jose area.

    August 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you have a

      August 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you have one more extra seat available for today's carpool?

      August 26, 2012

  • AJ V.

    Anyone i can carpool with. I lived in San Jose. I will share transportation costs.

    August 24, 2012

  • Laura Northrup P.

    I'm coming from Redwood City. Is anyone else coming from near that area and interested in a carpool?

    August 24, 2012

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