About Us 

Salt Water Divas is an all women’s surf group founded in 2012 by Toyo Yamane-Peluso. It was created to support women surfers in the Santa Barbara and Ventura area.

Our community mission is to:

  • Create a positive community among local surfers at all local surf breaks.
  • Support surfing to women of all ages and all levels of surfing abilities. .
  • Organize coaching sessions, social events and travels together on Surf Safaris.
  • Use surfing as a lifestyle activity to promote health and wellness.
  • Help protect coastal resources and be a positive influence in the community.


Salt Water Divas is a dynamic and diverse sisterhood, and encourages women of all ages and levels to develop surfing skills, have fun, and share the stoke. 

Join us for fun, community, and waves!


2018 Community Leadership Team


Founder / Organizer Toyo Peluso
Administrator
Viviani Balbi
Community Outreach
Chantel Miller
Events Coordinator
Alex Mooney
Vendor Relations
Alex Cooper
Tech Specialist
Jenny Talavera


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