Tag archives: surfer

Tomson Receives Hero Award
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2023

My congratulations to Montecito-Based former world champion surfer Shaun Tomson, who is receiving the Community Hero Award in San Diego next month at the 25th anniversary gala of Boys to Men Mentoring. For nine years, Shaun, 67, has participated in the 100 Wave Challenge as an ambassador, an event I have covered annually in these […]

Surfer and the Sage: Riding the Waves of Life
By James Buckley   |   June 7, 2022

Shaun Tomson, rated the number one surfer in the world in 1977, has lived in Montecito for the better part of 30 years, and has teamed up with Santa Barbara-based author-speaker-philosopher Noah benShea; the two have published The Surfer and the Sage, A Guide to Survive & Ride Life’s Waves. It’s a small, handsomely produced […]

Personal Surf Film Debuts
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 19, 2020

Santa Barbara surfer and filmmaker Heather Hudson, creator of the groundbreaking documentary surf films The Women and the Waves, has a new film she’s sharing with local audiences. 93 – Letters from Marge is the story of surf pioneer and icon Marge Calhoun (1924-2017) told through letters she wrote during the last years of her […]

Caliente Cocina
By Richard Mineards   |   August 29, 2019

To La Cocina, formerly Somerset, with my snapperazzi Priscilla, to check out the made-over East Anapamu Street eatery, which now features Mexican-Californian cuisine. The charming back courtyard, filled with lavender bushes and gnarled ancient fig trees brought in by flatbed trucks from Northern California and craned in over the rooftops when it first opened after […]

Care and Share Alike
By Richard Mineards   |   September 20, 2018

There were decidedly shady things going on at the Biltmore when Angels Foster Care held its annual al fresco lunch on the impeccably manicured lawn with 200 guests, raising around $100,000 for the 12-year-old charity founded by Michelle Arntz. Despite taking place five months later than usual because of the New Year disasters, the sun […]