Paul organized a trip to the Channel Islands with some of best and funniest guys. This was my first trek out to Santa Barbara’s islands – five of the eight off the coast of California. I was so pleased to not get sea sick, though Paul almost came close to losing it a few times. The guys scored some great waves. I was about to paddle out but got a little scared after our captain told me that on numerous occasions he had witnessed 20-foot Great Whites come up and bump the boat. The 250 yard paddle through crystal clear water didn’t look very fun after that. I played with squids instead. Here are a few shots of our grand adventure. Enjoy!