Check out our first issue of 2017!
Our January/February issue features our annual Rincon Classic Program and plenty of great features! CLICK TO READ THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE NOW!
Here is a taste of whats inside!
PHOTO ESSAY: NICK LIOTTA Intro by Chuck Graham
Nick Liotta graduated from the now-defunct Brooks Institute of Photography four years ago, and carries the formal education he earned there into his professional work—which is the allure that came with the astronomical tuition at that fabled institution. The best teachers in the world can’t make up for drive and raw talent—both of which Liotta has in abundance. Check his portfolio in this issue to form your own opinion.
TRAVEL: LONG DISTANCE CONNECTION By Nicole Frank
Everyone knows Bali is just the departure point for true Indonesian adventure. Not that the wondrous island of longstanding Hindu tradition isn’t a beautiful place to visit all on it’s own, but the word has been out on Bali for about 25 years now—if it’s distant jungle-lined beaches and less-populated reef set ups you’re after, prepare for another couple of days traveling once you de-plane in Denpasar. That’s what Nicole Frank did with her pal Mike McCabe, and they’re still reeling from the experience.
DROPPING IN ON ABBY BROWN By Colin McCrindle
Single-Double, that’s what the paddle heads call winning both the Molokai and Catalina races in one season. It’s a rare-enough accomplishment for veteran pros—much less for a young woman with barely two-years’ experience. But that’s just what Santa Barbara’s own Abby Brown has done in 2016. With a strength-to-weight ratio that rivals the fittest men around, Ms. Brown will be setting records for years to come, particularly since she’s not yet old enough to legally drink the beer she’s most obviously earned.
DROPPING IN ON TIM CURRAN By Greg Hoover
Being a Curran in the land of Curren (even down in Ventura) can’t have been easy. But inventing inverted aerial surfing and laying down one’s
own grooves on guitar has a way of differentiating a guy—even from a legend. “His Christian faith brought good to an area known for its hardcore
localism,” Hoover writes of the ground-breaking surfer of 90s reknown. “That’s what it needed at the time, a surfer and a family to represent
and bring out the good in the Silver Strand area of Oxnard.”