2017 Festival Schedule (Tentative)

The 2017 schedule makes up the 80th edition of Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival. This year's festival is scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 29 and run through Sunday, July 9th. All … [Read more...]

Semana Nautica 3-Mile Ocean Swim

When & Where Sunday - 7/2/2017 - 9:00AM • East Beach • Course Map Contact Info Tony Sholl (805) 897-2680 Email Event Director Event Registration **On site, the day of event     • … [Read more...]

Mullen & Henzell One-Mile Ocean Swim

When & Where Saturday - 7/1/2017 - 9:00AM •  East Beach •  Course Map Contact Info Tony Sholl (805) 897-2680 Email Event Director Event Registration *On site, the day of event. • … [Read more...]

Semana Nautica 6-Mile Swim

  When & Where Sunday - 07/09/2017 • Race Begins at 9 a.m.; Check-In Begins at 7:30 a.m. • Goleta Beach start; Hendry's Beach finish • Registration Info Coming Soon Contact … [Read more...]

New Event: Run to Surf Adventure Challenge

The Semana Nautica Association is pleased to announce a new event joining our festival schedule in 2017. The second annual Run to Surf Adventure Challenge will be taking place at Leadbetter Beach Park … [Read more...]

2017 Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award

The Semana Nautica Festival will recognize an outstanding male and female ocean swimming athlete in 2017 with the Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award. To qualify for this distinguished … [Read more...]

CBVA Men’s & Women’s Santa Barbara Open

The California Beach Volleyball Association hosts a Men's & Women's Open tournament in Santa Barbara every summer connected to Semana Nautica. Held at East Beach in front of the Cabrillo Bath … [Read more...]

Semana Nautica 15k

The Semana Nautica 15k, held annually on the 4th of July, is the oldest running race on the Central Coast. It will be the 63rd running in 2017. The 15k run will start and finish at Hollister … [Read more...]

Ocean Swimmers of the Year: Olivia Smith & Chris Braden

Based on results from throughout the 2016 festival, the Semana Nautica Association in pleased to announce that Chris Braden and Olivia Smith have earned the distinction of Ocean Swimmers of the … [Read more...]

2016 Semana Nautica Event Recaps

The 79th Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival is underway in Santa Barbara, attracting thousands of competitors and fans to a handful of special events from June 29 through July 10. The festival … [Read more...]