Blue Water Hunter

Blue Water Hunter


For Sale:
Four man Zodiac Inflatable Dinghy including oars, bench seat, motor mount, foot pump and complete patching kit. $200
Aluminum eighty and steel 72 scuba tanks with J valves and back packs $50 each
Scubapro regulator $50
Honda four stroke outboard 2hp with remote tank and connections $100
Good times in the best hang out in town!

Blue Water Hunter

Blue Water Hunter is the freediving & spearfishing headquarters for Southern California, and offers

Operating as usual

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 12/07/2022

Mark your calendars to get in the holiday spirit Santa Barbara style and head down to the Waterfront for an afternoon and evening of fun at the 36th Annual Parade of Lights!

The theme for this year’s event is “Deck the Hulls” where you can expect a day full of festivities:

12:00 PM – Winter Wonderland on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor with holiday elves, 10 tons of snow, and holiday music. It is rumored Santa may make an appearance!
4:00 PM – The Human-Powered category competition begins with dozens of standup paddlers and kayakers dressed in festive attire who will loop Stearns Wharf spreading holiday cheer
5:00 PM – Holiday tree lighting ceremony will be held on the shoreward finger of Stearns Wharf next to the Sea Center
5:30 PM – Around 30 illuminated watercraft will light up the night as they make their way from Ledbetter Beach down the coast to the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, then back along the coast to Stearns Wharf
The parade will be capped off by a brief fireworks show. Best viewing locations for the boat parade and fireworks include Stearns Wharf, the breakwater, West Beach, and East Beach.

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 11/29/2022

Fresh gear just arrived at


November halibut by


This is one of the many benefits of getting on a airplane and another airplane and then a boat for 10 hours or more to a extremely remote location. Get it done!!!! Expert planning advice offered here at Blue Water Hunter…free!




We watch a lot of Daniel Mann here at the shop. His YouTube shows are chock- full of helpful tips for spearfishing. Every year he comes out with a Christmas guide for spearfisherman which covers the best of the best for spearfisherman, most of the stuff we have in the shop. If you want to check it out, its called “The Spearfishing GIFT GUIDE - Black friday & Christmas ideas 2021”

The ultimate gift for a spearfisherman, the one that says “I really really love you and is investing in the safety and future of anyone you give it to” is a spearfishing course or Freediving course.

We have that course. This weekend starting Friday from 5pm - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday at the Channel Islands! Two slots left!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 11/03/2022

Just in.. Warbaits Nexk Breaker is built with our Unique Head Shape for fishing heavy cover combined with a free-swinging hook which delivers enhanced movement bringing your favorite soft plastics to life.

love these!!!


One of Blue Water hunters regulars gear up and landed this 140 lbs, bluefin beauty..over hour fight caught on bait. Congratulations


Link to our help wanted add in our bio

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 10/24/2022

Three generations of Murray’s and Kads first fish speared.!!! Congratulations

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 10/19/2022

held their monthly meeting at the shop. Super fun event! We started with paella 🥘 101 cooking class and a update on Santa Cruz Island Blue Fin Tuna.

We then shifted gears to a 🦀 supplied by (thanks Brian) really all we could possibly eat.

We ended the night with all sorts of unorthodox cuts for and including a tuna 👁️ which was surprisingly good and a band making clinic.

Wrapped up around 11!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 10/16/2022

Fun times were had by all at the Harbor festival.

Well not by the lobster.

Special guest .czermak who was super pumped…he just got invited to the Billabong Pipeline Masters The event is the final leg of the Triple Crown of Surfing and the final event on the WSL Championship Tour


The man the myth the legend Laird Hamilton coming to Santa Barbara Sunday October 16 7:30 at

“I hope my legacy is one that I made people believe that they can do things that they didn’t think they could do.” – Laird Hamilton

“Laird is flat out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest. He is the best big-wave surfer in the world today, bar none.” Surfer Magazine

A big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports, Laird Hamilton is a hard-charging athlete, renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and hydrofoil boarding. He is the subject of the documentary Take Every Wave, and his bestselling book Liferider tackles human resilience, relationships, business, technology, risk-taking and the importance of respecting the natural world. Explore the courage, ambition and talent that push a person to greatness in an evening with the American icon who changed the sport of big-wave surfing forever.

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 10/11/2022

Fresh Seafood, Live Music, and More at the 19th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival October 15!!!

Celebrate Channel’s bounty and the fishermen who harvest it at the 19th Annual & on Saturday, October 15. This event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., luring seafood lovers to Santa Barbara Harbor for one of our community’s most cherished events. Timed to celebrate the opening of season, the Festival showcases fresh, regional in addition to , maritime education, free boat rides, children’s activities, vessel tours, and more. There’s fun to be had for all ages.

The Harbor & Seafood Festival offers an interactive day for visitors and locals alike, reminding us that Santa Barbara Harbor is a working harbor where more than 100 land millions of pounds of seafood each year, adding $30 million to the local economy and beyond.

Come enjoy an abundance of sustainably harvested, high-quality seafood. Meet fishermen face-to-face. Select local fresh-caught lobster, , and sea urchin “” and have them prepared on the spot. Visit specialty food booths for fish tacos, , , barbequed , clam chowder, and seafood paella.

While Juan Dolor, Spencer the Gardner, and Cornerstone play live on a main stage, peruse special festival memorabilia, shop for a variety of art, clothing, and other unique gifts, and enjoy free harbor boat rides aboard the Double Dolphin and Kelpie.

The Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival is presented by the City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department, Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc., and the Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants’ Association, along with various community partners and volunteers.

Visit for more details.


OJ bagging some big boys! Nice work!!!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 10/10/2022

Sunday Funday!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 10/07/2022

Before and after
Nice work Tom and Cindy .lou

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 10/06/2022

Stearns Wharf to Celebrate 150th Anniversary
Saturday, October 8th, 2022 with Fireworks & free boat rides on little toot and a lot of other activity!!!

11:00 am to 7:15pm

Schedule of Events

All Day Pianos on Stearns Wharf (Starting October 4th thru October 23rd )

10:15 AM – 4:15 PM Free rides for children 12 and under, Little Toot

11:00 AM – 11:30, & 12:00 PM Tall Ship Mystic Whaler and Cannon fire

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Scavenger hunt

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Face painting

11:00 AM – 11:45 PM Free concert: Opera Santa Barbara – selection of crowd favorites

12:00 – 4:00 PM Chowder tasting

1:00 PM Yacht Club Parade of Fleet

2:00 – 3:30 PM Free concert: Tequila Mockingbird

4:30 – 7:00 PM Free concert: Double Wide Kings

5:30 – 6:30 PM Celebratory Convocation

7:00 PM Fireworks

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 10/05/2022

13 lbs of pure lobster 🦞 love, hes now tucked away deep inside a cave in the nearest MPA… nice work Scott!


Get ready…get set….
season less than 24 hours away!!! Let the adventures begin!!!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/28/2022

In Blue Water Hunter’s pursuit of the best products in the market in our shop we came across this book by Josh Niland, which is now stocked in the shop.

He is the owner of Saint Peters a fish restaurant that is open in Sydney and was shortlisted in the 2019 World Restaurant Awards Ethical Thinking category. He has a leading approach to using the whole fish and wasting nothing. His philosophy is minimum waste and maximum flavor.

I LIKE maximum flavor!!!!


Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Thursday Sep 29 | 7:30 PM |Arlington Theatre


This white-knuckle look at a life lived on the edge traces the remarkable journey of surf legend Laird Hamilton, an innovator who has revolutionized his sport. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy examines the career of American Laird Hamilton, a man who has spent his life conquering untameable walls of water and changed the sport of big wave surfing forever.

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/24/2022

Sunday funday..walk down to the sandspit or on some sort of floating device and listen to Spencer the gardener at the end marina one. The red arrow points to the event. A perfect Sunday afternoon!!!


Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/24/2022

Don’t know what to do tomorrow? Why not jump on some sort of floating device or take a walk to the sand spit (best beach with a view in town)and listen to Spencer the gardener at the end marina one. A great way to spend your Sunday afternoon!!! Free!!!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/23/2022

At Blue Water Hunter we are always on the lookout for the best products on the market and we are happy to announce Costa sunglasses will be now be offered. Not only are they some of the best sun glasses on the ocean, but they are committed to preserving oceans and waterways while conversing the life within them.

Here are their words: Exploration quenches our thirst for adventure, but there’s more to being a true waterman. It’s our sense of purpose that leaves us truly fulfilled. We are called to seek out a better world by protecting the waters we love and leaving them in a healthier place for generations to come.

tons of trash removed from beaches and coastlines

2.2 m
pounds of fishing nets recycled by Bureo®, our Untangled Collection partner

We’ve seen an increasing amount of marine plastic pollution on our adventures. Plastic is not only building up our landfills, but it’s finding its way into our waterways and oceans at an unprecedented rate. Kick Plastic is an initiative launched by Costa in 2015 to help reduce the amount of plastic we use as a brand and to mobilize a movement to encourage others to cut back on the amount of single-use plastic they use as well.

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/22/2022

Throwback Thursday…early photo of Simon Severson and me in Lahaina Hawaii. We grew up in the ocean in one form or the other. Simon’s brother Benji and Dan recently launched cloathing line that is “inspired from our history and heritage in a surf culture in our passion for putting brush to canvas into paper and board wave from Baja to Makaha and every ride in between we encourage the creative personality and everyone”.

Amen brother!!!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/22/2022

Fresh shirts from Uroko, our first clothing line that we added and has been a great partner. Here’s a few words from them (Alex):

If you have been riding waves or fishing for any length of time, you often feel like you are a sea creature. It was hard to keep me away from the water, let alone get me out of the water once I finally was in it. Most of my friends were the same way and shared the same feelings as I did. Not much has changed, except now I spend more time at work than by the massive Pacific Ocean that I love.

The Japanese word “uroko” means “fish scales”. I thought it was fitting for a small line of clothes that would represent the passion ocean faring people have in their hearts. If you love the sea or the creatures in it, and perhaps at times feel like a sea creature yourself, then I hope you enjoy the T shirts that I make in celebration of it.

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/21/2022

The Friendship Paddle is honored to paddle for a Goleta “Goodland” native. Chris spent his youth wandering our coastal bluffs, exploring the Santa Barbara backcountry, and surfing local breaks. Chris is keenly attuned to the natural beauty and his artwork adorns my house Blue Water Hunter and restaurants, offices, public spaces, and many private homes around Santa Barbara and the world. His art reflects a life centered on healthy living and being present with nature. It encourages us to slow down and appreciate the landscape around us; to pay more attention to its shapes, light, and colors; and to be mindful of the importance of nature on our well-being.

Chris is a loving husband to wife Julie, a father and friend to his son Malakye (15) and his daughter Zenia (13). In 2021, Chris suddenly fell ill and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer. Since November 1, 2021, Chris has been unable to breathe regularly, due to a large tumor pressing on his lungs and esophagus. Chris has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments with immunotherapy to follow.

Over the years, Chris has generously donated his art to support countless local charities, schools, and educational programs. To support Chris and his family please click on the link in our bio.


putting his Raider to work dodges the taxman to land a somewhat scuffed up a pair of solid mahi-mahi. Nice work!!!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/15/2022

Ed Gillet within a little money or supplies, no support crew and an off-the-shelf sea kayak, paddled alone nearly 2,500 miles from Monterey Bay to Maui in 64 days. No one has ever equaled his feat, before or since, despite numerous failed attempt. I asked him why, what was the Motivation he told me because it was there. What a stud!

The trip was never designed to set a world record, land sponsors or attract media attention. It was simply a voyage Gillet felt he could afford and was capable of accomplishing while still pushing the extreme limit of his physical and mental abilities.


50 lbs White Sea bass downsize by the tax man. Good thing he left the best parts!


Found at Simonton Cove, San Miguel Island…anyone know who it is?

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 09/12/2022

Elijah Acosta continuing the Hawaiian island tradition of night dıvıng. Nice haul!!!!

As kids my brother and I would power up our Darrel Alen night lights with 10 d batteries (or was it eight?) and hunt for lobsters and anything that was edible off of Maui. We bare handed many of lobster and had the soul leave our bodies as curious turtles would emerge from the darkness to see what we were up to. Many fun adventures where had!!!


Tomorrow at the


Greyson getting in on the Mahi-mahi action!!!


Lots of Mahi-mahi action out in the water folk’s …get them why they getting is good!!!’


Bluewater Hunter is excited to offer a freediving course on September 9, 10, 11
The course will cover the most efficient and safe techniques.
With a high emphasis on safety students will master the proper skills to effectively dive up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters or deeper.

Seamus Callaghan the instructor is a Level 3 Free Diving Instructor Trainer and 30 plus year veteran of the diving industry. Seamus is also an accomplished Spear-, winning numerous titles over his career, including USA National Spearfishing Champion.

$495 + 250 for a boat trip to complete the open water at the Channel Islands

Limited class size, contact the shop to secure your spot

What a epic day!!!

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 08/30/2022

Mark Rodgers also landed a toad last week.


Raf Colasante lands a trophy 🏆 and a free hat from Blue Water Hunter. Apparently the Mesa lane going off right now 😉

Photos from Blue Water Hunter's post 08/28/2022

This is 3 generations of spear fisherman diving together! little bro shot his first not so little halibut 29lbs on the halibut rodeo set up (involves a surf leash…it’s a long story). It took him for a wild ride!!! He’s “ ” now. I bet!!

Congratulations 🎊🎉🍾

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117 Harbor Way Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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