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Mermaids Sighted on OCEAN DAY

Posts Categorized: Santa Barbara CA

5 Common SUP Beginner Mistakes

Darren Forward Stroke

Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) is for everyone. Well, it can be for everyone. Sadly, there are those who become deterred after their first paddle and sign off on the ocean sport. So what exactly goes wrong for that percentile of potential paddlers? Is it the cold wet element or the sore muscles the morning after? There are countless reasons this comes about, but what it boils down to is the sport is more technical… Read more »

Initiation Paddle

Night Kayak

It was late June and a warm night was about to fall. I had let the rest of the staff go home and I stood behind the counter, counting the sales for the day. I heard a group coming through the back door and looked up to see a gaggle of guides, mermaids and friends mosey through the back door. They shouted their hellos and set about socializing and putting on gear. I watched… Read more »

A Locals Guide to Santa Barbara

Lead Guide tours channel islands national park

I recently moved back to Santa Barbara after being away for four years and it feels like I am seeing the town in a whole new light. When asked where I was from, the most common response I received when I spoke of my hometown was “Why did you leave?” To tell the truth, now that I am back, I really don’t know. Santa Barbara has so much to offer whether it is windy… Read more »

Do You SUP and Share?

panorama Santa Barbara dock SUP

Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUPing). The phrase brings up images of people catching waves with their paddles airborne or gliding across the ocean top. The new sport is evolving and still expanding, but one thing is for sure; it is here to stay. So if the sport is more than a fad, how are you going to become a part of it? My suggestion? Come into the Paddle Sports Center and check out our Adventure¬†Co-Op.¬†… Read more »

Whales!

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I just recently watched the documentary film called The Whale. This film showcases the life of an Orca, named Luna, stuck all alone in the fiords of British Columbia; a place called Nootka Sound. It is a beautiful story about humans and whales that I highly recommend (bring along some tissues!). If you have an urge to visit a whale in person, then the Santa Barbara Channel beckons you! The amicable California Gray Whale… Read more »