Coming at you live from Santa Barbara – Less ice but hopefully more tubes

My wife and I may have left our hearts in San Francisco (along with a pretty nice rent controlled apartment!), but we left ’em for the beautiful beaches of Central California. From here on in the new outpost for Ice Tubes West is Santa Barbara, CA.

We’ve been here for about one week, and I’ve already scored some nice little waves. While it’s been flat since then my alternative to surfing is to bike to the beach for a dip in the ocean, which I did today in my board shorts on a balmy November afternoon 🙂

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  1. Charles Bohannan November 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Congratulations! I’m living in SF by way of Oahu’s North Shore and have been thoroughly enjoying your posts, which I receive by email. I’ve only surfed twice since I got here in March. I guess you could say I’m taking a break. Thanks for your stories. What brought you to Santa Barbara?



    1. Thanks Charles! SF must be a big change from Hawaii. How are you finding it? We lived in the city for close to 14 years, and for us it was just time for a change of scenery.



      1. We love SF. I’m here in the Mission with my wife and 3 of our 4 kids. It’s the right place and right time for us. We spent a really long time in the Islands (I’m originally from Big Island) and we need a change and a place to grow for awhile. I’ve been getting your updates for quite some time now; actually and curious how the East Coast connection fits into your story? Feel free to just email me at, too. Aloha




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