Greetings, ACE members! On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, our annual ACE Day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will take place. Entitled Surf’s Up, Undertow!, the event includes: ONE-HOUR ERT session on Undertow, Mini Golf and VAULT: Laser Maze tournaments with prizes, Boxed lunch in the Coconut Grove, QA session with a special Boardwalk employee – TBA, […]
UNDERTOW On-ride POV is now posted!
We just filmed the first-ever mounted POV on the new Undertow at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on 1/18/2014. Check out video of the awesome ride below. An official grand opening of the coaster is expected in the spring of 2014. Built by Maurer Söhne to replace the aging HURRICANE that operated from 1992-2012. Prior […]
Interview with Tom Canfield – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk VP of Operations
A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of interviewing the VP of Operations for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Tom Canfield! Tom is the son of Charles Canfield, who heads the Seaside Company. I talked with Tom regarding the upcoming 2013 season, updates with Undertow, and other lesser known things about the park! I’d […]
SCBB’s 2013 UNDERTOW coaster project: Construction Update #4
Update #4 – “Let’s Go Fly Some Track!” Welcome to the fourth deconstruction update for the Hurricane! Progress is moving at a fast pace now and track pieces are being removed. Today was the second day for track removal and it was pretty exciting to watch! It is definitely very odd to see the structure with […]
SCBB’s 2013 UNDERTOW coaster project: Construction Update #3
Update #3; September 21, 2012 – The Endeavour of a Lifetime It was yet another exciting day at the Boardwalk! Why was it so exciting? You’ll find out, as you scour this UNDERTOW construction update! Today definitely had the most action going on in terms of the Hurricane deconstruction. A KING crane was on hand removing some of the […]
SCBB’s 2013 UNDERTOW coaster project: Construction Update #2
Welcome to our second UNDERTOW construction update at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Today, the sun was shining, the breeze was blowing, and a blue crane was being used to help dismantle the Hurricane. While any track removal has not begun (as far as I could see), it appeared that the loosening of bolts and such was […]
UPDATED: SCBB’s 2013 UNDERTOW coaster project: Construction Update #1
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 – YouTube video added! Welcome to the first construction update for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s new-for-2013 coaster project, UNDERTOW! Updates will be posted weekly on our site acenorcal.org unless otherwise noted. But enough, jib-jab, let’s get to the update Today was the first visit I had made since last weekend. Not […]
Weekly Construction Updates for the Boardwalk’s Undertow to begin soon!
Hey, everybody! It’s me Nicholas Laschkewitsch, assistant regional representative for the American Coaster Enthusiasts, Northern California region! With the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk being my local park, I thought it would be a no-brainer to continually check out the construction of their new-for-2013 coaster, UNDERTOW! I will be making a trek down to the park […]