The Santa Barbara Independent Surf Edition 2008

Mon, Oct 27, 2008


Ethan Stewart barrel Santa Barbara Independent
The Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara’s free weekly newspaper, released their annual Surf edition last Thursday. Ethan Stewart landed the cover with a backdoor barrel.

The newspaper features two noteworthy surf articles. The first article, Santa Barbara, Surfers and the Interweb, discusses how the Internet has affected surfing in Santa Barbara. Local websites like Santabarbarasurfing.com, Goletasurfing.com, The Rincon Surf Blog and Santabarbarasurfer.com have centralized information regarding Santa Barbara suf conditions, environmental issues facing the central coast of California and pictures of some of the legendary Santa Barbara surf spots when the swell is hitting. The article also contains pictures of Santa Barbara resident Bobby Martinez, part-time resident Kelly Slater, Spencer Regan, Brandon Smith and Trevor Gordon tapping into some local gems.

The second article, From Goleta to the Golden Gate, is an interview with Maverick’s charger and big wave surfboard shaper, Randy Cone. Randy talks about the transition from moving from Goleta to San Francisco, shaping world-class big wave guns (Randy Cone Designs) and the scene at Mavericks.

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