Maybe this kid wants to do one of those home trade/swap things for a period of time. I think those are popular in Europe. I've got a crib right on the Atlantic with numerous breaks within a short to 40-60 minute drive. Don't have near the swell such as found around this young buc but the seafood here will blow ya doors off.
If you're really in Santa Cruz, kid, look up the hard-core locals there; they'd have the chops, they'd have the stories & they'd have the wave counsel that is true.
Dude if you live in Santa Cruz just go look for Frosty, he will teach you all you need to know for Mavs! But yeah there is a lot of local knowledge there that can help you far better than an intraweb forum can.
ya if you wanna go big, start at the lane on big days, then patricks point up in humbolt then maybe mavs. mavs is the most serious, its a hectic wave
for clarification (thanks BP, I have a lil experience, but not a lot)) I never surfed mavs, but a sizable day at the Lane and some stuff on north shore...enough to know I dont want to mess with mavs, at all I think