Old Town Goleta held a festive holiday parade with Santa in tow on Hollister Ave this past Saturday.
Tom took a hike on the Central Coast during Thanksgiving week to see the passing storm.
Tom photographs the changing of the seasons, and the waves, in Goleta.
European explorers nicknamed an area of Goleta "Dos Pueblos" because there were two Chumash villages right next to each other.
Tom highlights the old school surfing style of Goleta.
Tom shares photos of a recent trip to Oregon.
Tom reflects on lots of beach days, warm water, and for a couple days... some surf!
We never heard too much about Stephen Rutherford, but the more we looked, the more we found.
Do you know what the big M on Madonna Peak stands for? Tom says it's not what you think.
Short answer: It’s a schooner. Why is our town named after a schooner? There are a few schools of thought on that question.
Grass Mountain is that big pyramid that you can see from most of the Santa Ynez Valley, and you can tell when there's a good bloom going.
We are blessed to live near the largest stretch of undeveloped coastline remaining in Southern California, the Gaviota Coast.
Professional surfer Cole Robbins can make a marginal day of tiny surf look like an epic session, and Zach Brown takes it to another level with his video skills.
Just about every Spring we turn our backs to the ocean and head to the desert, just for a short visit and a change of pace. This year we had a great trip and the tradition continues.
Tom shares photos from a recent hike up Figueroa Mountain.
The pier at Haskells beach has been in the background for all our lives. Who knew its creation was so dramatic?
Tom recounts the surfing and water conditions following the Montecito Mudslide last month.
In the last update, we learned about Doctor Winchester, but when I dug a little deeper into the accusations that Pearl Chase reportedly made about his drug addiction, I stumbled upon an intriguing story that may or may not be "fake news."
Tom Modugno reflects on a day that will never be forgotten... and not because of the surf.
The Winchester Canyon is a beautiful reminder of a man that spent most of his life serving the people of the Santa Barbara area.