Surfers of Santa Barbara
What does surfing mean to you?
" Not a day goes by that I don’t think about getting in the water.
I feel so fortunate to have found an endeavor early in my life that I am absolutely and completely passionate about!
Throughout my life, no matter what challenges I have faced on land, I know that, I’ll always have the ocean. Surfing saved my life.
For it is there, that I am home."
Erin Caird hd
Gabe Venturelli hd
Heather Hudson is a film producer living in Santa Barbara, California, where she is a community volunteer, a wife and mother of two sons.
The one constant in Heather’s life is her absolute love for surfing and the ocean.
She begins most of her days with a surf session at a world class surf break in south Santa Barbara County, where she is known for her graceful longboard style.
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UCLA in 1984, Heather worked in advertising until she became a full-time mother in 1991.
In 2007, she started her film production company, Graciegirl LLC, and created the groundbreaking documentary surf film, “The Women and the Waves,”with co-producer and mentor, Peck Euwer of Swell Pictures Inc., Santa Barbara.
For 16 + years, Heather has supported and volunteered for "Heal the Ocean," a successful Santa Barbara-based non-profit citizen's action group committed to ending ocean pollution.
In 2012, she was named to the Heal the Ocean Board of Directors where she heads up fundraising and events.