Surfers of Santa Barbara

Heather Hudson

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."

-Heather Hudson

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Miek Furner

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Heather's biography

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.