Local Views of Santa Barbara by Dan Seibert
I woke up at 2:30 this morning and heard a rumbling off in the distance, like in the area of the harbor or west beach. Sounded like front loaders dropping soil into trucks. I thought it might be surf but I have never heard it in the past ten years.
Left the house at 6:00 and stopped at Stearns Wharf. Wow, it looked like a winter storm with waves breaking under the wharf. The harbor patrol was involved in a rescue of one boat, while another was capsized near the wharf.
Then I noticed the many surfers at Sandspit, or is it Sand Spit? Sand Bar?