2019 Semana Nautica carries on Santa Barbara’s summer sports tradition

An official 2019 Semana Nautica festival poster SANTA BARBARA, CA —The 2019 edition of Santa Barbara's longest-running sporting festival is almost upon us, as numerous local events will unfold over … [Read more...]

2019 Festival Schedule

The 2019 schedule makes up the 82nd edition of Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival. This year's festival is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 26th and runs through Thursday, July … [Read more...]

2019 Ocean Swimmer of the Year Point Series

The Semana Nautica Festival will recognize an outstanding male and female ocean swimming athlete in 2019 with the Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award. To qualify for this … [Read more...]

Wenger, Glenn recognized as 2018 festival awardees

Ryan Wenger and Sylvia Glenn have been named as Semana Nautica's distinguished 2018 festival honorees for the Athlete of the Year and the Jeff Farrell Award. The Athlete of the Year is reserved for a … [Read more...]

Gaitan, Bish crowned as Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmers of the Year

The final results are in and Andrea Bish and Miles Gaitan have been crowned the Ocean Swimmers of the Year for the 2018 Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival. The Ocean Swimmers of the Year will be … [Read more...]

Santa Barbara’s Semana Nautica Kicks Off June 27

SANTA BARBARA, CA — Featuring some of Santa Barbara's favorite sporting events as well as some fresher upstarts, the 2018 Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival is all set to take over local beaches … [Read more...]

2018 Festival Schedule

The 2018 schedule makes up the 81st edition of Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival. This year's festival is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 27th and runs through Sunday, July … [Read more...]

McAvoy, Kosmo Family receive Semana Nautica’s special honors

The Semana Nautica Association is thrilled to announce its special award winners from the 2017 summer sports festival. Arjun McAvoy has been voted as Athlete of the Year while the Kosmo Family has … [Read more...]

Smith, Steffen earn Semana Nautica’s ‘Ocean Swimmer of the Year’ title

Olivia Smith and Taylor Steffen were the top swimmers at the 2017 Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival, each winning multiple races on their way to being crowned Semana Nautica's Ocean Swimmers of … [Read more...]

Semana Nautica’s 2017 festival produces record turnouts, new champions

As the festival's final Santa Barbara sunset fell into the sea, Semana Nautica's 11-day run in 2017 came to a close with another amazing chapter completed for Santa Barbara's 80-year-old sports … [Read more...]