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 sign up for our mailing list and 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.

Got Our Start in 2012

Events Held
Kids Served
Volunteer Hours Contributed
Smiles Created


Services & Support

  • Media Professional to help with PR
  • Fund-raising/Grant writer
  • Photo wrangler to help upload and manage our huge volume of images
  • Location to store our 24′ box truck when not in use


  • 2 Beach Wheelchairs cost $2400 ea
  • 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.

  • 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 and leading 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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