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.
2017 ended in a puff of smoke for Goleta, so here's to a wet and swell 2018 from Goleta Surfing.
Every year Tom is reminded how much fun it is to get offline, off the grid and out of the comfort zone, even just for a short while.
Here's a little bit of refreshing local history from a Chumash point of view.
Tom shares photos of the Whittier Fire getting dangerously close to Broadcast Peak.
Tom Modugno shares awesome photos from his Figueroa Mountain hike with the gang.
Check out this inspiring short video of a recent and not so recent trip to the desert with family and friends.
Tom follows his curiosity to his biggest history challenge yet, the farmers and story behind Farren Road.