European surf trip with Kilian Garland

European surf trip with Kilian Garland
It's been a great trip so far in Europe. I went straight from Virginia Beach to Spain. I was lucky to know a local named Jose who did everything he could to set me up with spot my first night and a ride to the event.  Jose was in Santa...

On the road with Kilian Garland

On the road with Kilian Garland
July 2017 - I arrived in Durban on a full moon and the time difference made it so I woke up very early. That made it easy to enjoy the sunrises and get a dawn patrol in. I would be in South Africa for a month not just to surf and...

Harbor life in Santa Barbara

Harbor life in Santa Barbara
What's it like to ditch land for the ocean? Take a look through the photos of Chris Garcia (@splintercat) at the life of Ryan Nufer, a local surf instructor, drone operator and water photographer from Goleta living aboard in the Santa Barbara Harbor.

"Kilgar", a surfing short film

"Kilgar", a surfing short film
Our team rider Kilian Garland has recently dropped a new edit and it does not disappoint. "Kilgar,” is a surfing short film that featuring surfing by Kilian Garland in his local Santa Barbara waves and his quest to land on the dream tour. To help Kilian achieve his goal go...

Leadbetter Unicorn Waves

Leadbetter Unicorn Waves
Photography by Chris Garcia. Insta: @splintercat We’ve had a strange couple of years in the Santa Barbara harbor. From being locked in by sand bars to the fabled Hurricane Marie, from 10 years of drought to torrential downpours. For better or worse things have been abnormal in Santa Barbara to say...

Ryan Nuffer's Endless Winter

Ryan Nuffer's Endless Winter
Everyone’s heard of “The Endless Summer,” Bruce Brown’s prolific 1966 surf film that followed Mike Hynson and Robert August on a surfing trip around the world. Only thing is, summertime in Santa Barbara is the pits for surfers. Pretty much every ounce of Southern Hemisphere Juice is blocked by the...

Kilian Garland x Jeff Chavolla: Clipped

Kilian Garland x Jeff Chavolla: Clipped
Kilian Garland has been making waves on the American professional surfing circuit this year. Kilian is at the top of the ratings for the American leg of the Qualifying Series after taking a quarter final at the Vans Pro East Coast Surfing Championships and then winning the WRV Outer Banks Pro....

The Refugio Shark Attack

The Refugio Shark Attack
Two weeks ago news emerged that a free diver had been attacked by a Great White Shark while spear fishing at Refugio State Beach, a popular campground and park with a sheltered, south-west facing cove located fifteen minutes north of UCSB. Thankfully it was reported that the diver, though sustaining minor injury to his...

Kilian WRV Outer Banks Pro

Kilian WRV Outer Banks Pro
Kilian Garland struck off for his annual East Coast surf contest circuit last month and was greeted with a pleasant surprise; fun waves to surf in Virginia Beach!  The summertime surf contest circuit back east can be a grind, often lacking contestable waves or conditions. However this year has been a...