Also surfing for MSA, off-again-on-again South Bay resident, Mike Siordia, took on a heavy field in the 30-39 division. In the last year between launching his own surf label, the Bandits, Siordia has been clocking time at the point break perfecting his South Bay hotdogging steeze with his trademark hair flip. In the 14-19 division, Redondo Beach’s Hudson Ritchie held the title of ultimate South Bay surf gremlin under the flag of Hope Ranch Surf Club.
“Mike and Hudson both blew minds in the early rounds,” said Porfilio. “Hang fives to hang tens — they were on fire.”
Siordia made it all the way to the semifinals. Ritchie placed fourth. El Segundo’s Jesse Hinkle’s beachside understated demeanor, much like his teammate Porfilio, works to his disadvantage in a contest scenario. His personality reflects in his surf style. Judges often overlook calm smooth style for flashy big maneuvers.
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La Cumbre Country Club!
Hope Ranch was the site of Santa Barbara’s first air show, presented by daredevil Lincoln Beachley, in 1914. A crated biplane arrived by train and was assembled on the shores of Laguna Blanca. Beachley thrilled the crowd by making thirteen consecutive loop-the-loops to break the world record of nine. He lost control, falling in a spin and crashed into an old oak tree. Despite a few cuts and bruises, he was still able to attend the banquet given that evening in his honor at the Potter Hotel. More about the Grand Potter Hotel to come soon.
Lincold Beachy with Laguna Blanca Lake behind him.
The Potter Hotel
Hope Ranch has long been known for its many recreational facilities. As early as 1829, the lake was a fashionable spot for picnicking by the residents and guests of Santa Barbara. More than once, as an expression of the old Santa Barbara hospitality, Laguna Blanca lake in the 1860’s was re-christened by the Mayor in honor of a visiting dignitary. For example, it became “Lake Fenton” in honor of the visiting Governor of New York…..Of course, as soon as the dignitary was on the train for home, it reverted to it’s traditional name, Laguna Blanca Lake.
The Lake on January 5, 2016
Rueben Fenton Governor of New York in the 1860’s
July 2014 Laguna Blanca becomes a dry lake bed due to the great Drought of the 2010’s
I have been very busy getting the Estate of the late Fred Kavli prepared for active marketing at the end of January. The Estate on over 4 acres and approximately 11,700 square feet home is amazingly set on a private point in Hope Ranch with beautiful south/westerly views of the ocean, islands, beautiful sunsets and UCSB point. Stay tuned!
Inspired By the Master Santa Barbara Architects
Rebuilt in 2007 this home blends splendid with simple, function with quality and stunning with spectacular. This fine home joins Dave Shelton custom Wrought Iron details, gorgeous Granite surfaces, striking Alder wood doors with Travertine floors that flow throughtout. Spacious and inviting with 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 half baths, a 7 Car Garage, Food and Butler’s Pantries, a Craft Room and Outdoor Shower. The peaceful, ocean view Master Suite enjoys a private fireplace, sitting alcove, sunset patio, stunning marble bath with steam room shower and a large walk-in closet. Completing the second story is the Ocean View Office and Exercise Room, both open out to the ocean view patio.
Don’t miss the Open Houses in Hope Ranch Today! There are only 22 homes available in this incredible community and the best offerings are Open Today!
4.1.2012 Hope Ranch Open House Map