New movie ’42’ heightens awareness on Jackie Robinson Day

If you’re tuning into an MLB game today and aren’t terribly familiar with baseball and its customs,  then you might be asking yourself, “Why are they … [Read more...]

‘Hana Surf Girls’ benefits UCSB surf team

A small but hardcore crowd of surf fans cheered enthusiastically as the lights dimmed at UCSB’s IV Theater Saturday night, transporting them to the … [Read more...]

Upbeat ‘Soul Surfer’ keeps it simple

As far as inspirational true-life stories go, Bethany Hamilton’s is as moving as they get. The surfer’s optimism and determination are laudable in the … [Read more...]

Fans can vote for Sundance Beach’s ‘Viewer’s Choice Award’

Sundance Beach’s 4th annual Surf Video Contest brought big waves to downtown Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theater this weekend in a series of 10 short … [Read more...]

‘The Westsiders’ provides gritty portrayal of Santa Cruz surfers

Between all the beautiful sun and sand, it’s hard to picture there being a “dark side” to surfing, but Josh Pomer’s “The Westsiders” reveals this … [Read more...]

SBIFF still has lots to offer

With a week under its belt, the Santa Barbara International Film festival has already played host to so many surfing and action sports films that it's … [Read more...]

SBIFF revisits skiing’s Bill Johnson

“This course was designed for me,” Bill Johnson said right before his downhill ski race in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, “and everyone else is here to … [Read more...]

McCoy’s 25th film makes premiere at SBIFF

Jack McCoy’s “A Deeper Shade of Blue” is not a surf movie. It’s a movie about long boards, short boards, skimboards, Hawaiian beach boys, finless … [Read more...]