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  • 28 August 2013

    How Did Santa Barbara Get its Name?


    How Did Santa Barbara Get its Name? The Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino sailed through the channel between Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands in December of 1602. There was a dense fog during the voyage and when the fog cleared the islands could be seen in the distance. The channel was named Santa Barbara because […]

  • 8 June 2013

    5 Things to do in Santa Barbara for Father’s Day

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    Have you made any plans for Fathers Day? Is your dad an adventure junkie, an outdoor enthusiast or just a nature lover? Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to make some plans. Why settle for a backyard BBQ, when we have lots of amazing adventures for the whole family in Santa Barbara, Santa […]

  • 25 March 2013

    Why Surf in the Winter?


    There are many iconic images surrounding surfing: Bronzed bodies in bikinis and board shorts gallivanting on the beach, long boarders hanging ten, hot babes everywhere, bonfires burning, guitars strumming, and of course, extreme stoke. In mainstream media, surfing has become the internal search for the eternal summer. What many visitors to the California coast do […]

  • 24 October 2012

    A Santa Barbara Legend: Landon Smith

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    It is safe to say we get a lot of applications from folks who want to teach surfing in Santa Barbara. I think there is an allure attached to the title “surf instructor.” Of course it is a special sort of person who can properly teach surf techniques and get guests of all ages and […]

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