Santa Barbara Feature

 

Sweet Natural Juice

In the time before iTunes libraries, YouTube clips and live web casts, a traveling surf movie coming to town was a huge event. Every surfer worth his wax would show up for it. In my home town of Santa Barbara, [...]

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19. The Malloy Brothers, California’s First Family of Surfing

California’s surfing family, the Malloys, have been all over the surfing spectrum. Competition heathens, career film makers, high amplitude video segments, big wave hell-men, cold water voyagers, eco-minded spokesmen, are all apt description of the brothers Malloy. In short: Chris, [...]

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12. Cory Arrambide, Winner NSSA Nationals

Every amateur in America dreams of putting an exclamation point on their amateur career by winning Nationals their final year, and this time around Arrambide had the good fortune to do just that. In addition to his win at Nationals, [...]

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6. Bobby Martinez, Highest Rated Californian on the WCT

Bobby Martinez has been on the surfing A-list since he was a little grom winning the Menehune division of NSSA Gold Coast events. His surfing continued to progress and inspire as he moved up the age brackets winning seven NSSA [...]

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5. Dane Reynolds, WCT Birth

A few years ago, Dane Reynold’s competitive drive was debatable; he seemed to favor the stress free Indo film trip to the complexities of WQS life. His ability was unquestionably there, but it remained to be seen what niche in [...]

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Remembering Big Wednesday

The forecasts were claiming the biggest swell in 10 years.  Some were skeptical.  But as Wednesday morning rolled around, the buoys were reading in the 15-foot range at 17 seconds. We all knew we were in for something. Surfers woke [...]

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Our First Time

Some people, when they look back at the younger times in their lives might refer to them as “the good old days.” That’s subject to debate, but for me, things were definitely different back in our previous century. It’s all [...]

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Muddy Waters Blues

I grew up surfing in Santa Barbara at places like the river mouth at Rincon, Hammonds Reef, Miramar, Fernald’s Point, and Santa Clara River mouth. What did these spots have in common? During winter, the waters would turn a chocolate-brown [...]

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