National Championships: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998
The U.C. Santa Barbara Ultimate Frisbee team began in 1984. In 1985, they became the Black Tide in support of a book written about the oil spills off the Santa Barbara coast.
Black Tide is a highly competitive club ultimate team that competes on the national level. With six national championships, the most in college ultimate, the Tide is a storied team with an incredibly rich history of success. In 2015, Black Tide represented the Southwest at the USA Ultimate National Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For the 2016-2017 season, the team has its sights set on nationals.