About this site
This site started back in 1999 via my old 56.6k modem and AT&T Worldnet ISP hosting account. It was one of just a small handful of local websites dedicated to surfing in the Santa Barbara area.
I started the site at the encouragement of a friend, nicknamed Neon, from San Clemente that I met via the alt.surfing newsgroup on Usenet (one of the main online discussion venues before the advent of the now common web-based forum software). It was meant to showcase the longboard surfing of the group of people I was surfing with at the time.
In subsequent years the site went through various phases of development and comparable dormancy. To my surprise, it remains a modestly popular website and, I hope, a useful resource for the Santa Barbara -area surfer looking for a more advertising-free means of checking the surf forecast.
For my part, I am back to surfing now after a good many years away doing other things. I am still riding Tyler Hatzikian's surfboards and still loving the great breaks in and around the Santa Barbara area. We live in a very special place and are fortunate to have such wonderful waves to ride in the midst of some powerful natural beauty.