Santa Barbara California

Serving Santa Barbara county and surrounding areas with beach based events.

Our events include:

  • Beach obstacle course
  • Tandem surfing
  • Body-boarding
  • Kayaking
  • SUP
  • Outrigger Canoeing

We would love to have you join us as a participant family or volunteer. Please choose the appropriate link to the left to sign up. We also encourage you to follow us via our social media accounts using the links above so you can keep up with all the fun Best Day has in store.

Having a Blast Since 2012

Events Held
Kids Served
Volunteer Hours Contributed
Smiles Created


Services & Support

  • Media Professional to help with PR
  • Fund-raising/Grant writer


  • 2+ Popup tents for shade
  • Raffle prizes

Meet Our Team

  • Heather Smith
    Heather Smith Co-Chairperson
    Heather enjoys bringing smiles and ocean experiences to both the Best Day participants and the wonderful volunteers who make the events so successful.
  • Jen Gamez-Sparrow
    Jen Gamez-Sparrow Chapter Co-Chairperson

    Sharing my love of the ocean with kids who may not have the same opportunities that I do  brings me great joy.

  • Emily Zacarias
    Emily Zacarias Volunteer Coordinator

    “Supporting children and young adults with special needs is a life-long passion for me. I love every aspect of this day–from the enthusiastic volunteers, to the parents cheering their kids on, to the smiles of all the participants as they ride the waves–it truly is the Best Day ever!”

  • Ann Pieramici
    Ann Pieramici Media Coordinator

    “Having family members with special needs has helped me appreciate the value of programs like Best Day. Kids get to be kids for the day and experience the joy and possibility of the ocean.”

  • Robin Elliott
    Robin Elliott Chapter Team Member

    Robin combines her appreciation of the outdoors with her goal of helping children with special needs to thrive by sharing her time and skills with Best Day.

  • Mike Wathen
    Mike Wathen Water Teams Leader

    Nothing beats a good day at the beach! Sharing riding a wave is my favorite part of Best Day Foundation.

  • Shannon McMahon
    Shannon McMahon Social Media Coordinator

    Shannon combines her love for children and the ocean as a volunteer supporting Best Day’s social media programs.

Special Thanks to our Generous Supporters

Contact Us

Thanks for connecting with us! We are a volunteer organization so sometimes it might take a day or two for us to respond.

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