SURFING’s staff is the youngest in all of surf media and its energy is reflected in every image, word and edit. We live the life we celebrate and practice what we preach. Our passports are full. Our stories are rich. We’re dripping wet from the last session and our phones are buzzing with evening plans. Combine that joie de vivre with our unparalleled access to surfing’s superstars and it’s easy to see why we tell the stories you want to hear. Maybe they come from a trip to uncharted waves, the latest WCT event or in a profile of surfing’s next superstar. Maybe they’re conveyed in a magazine article, an online flipbook or a full-length movie. It doesn’t matter. The voice, the message and the fun remain the same. SURFING Magazine – forever young. Visit surfingmagazine.com.
Starting as a seedling in the 1970s, Surf Ride has grown from the ground up, sprouting first in Oceanside, and branching out to a second location in Solana Beach. With both store fronts rooted along the Pacific Coast Highway, Surf Ride is committed to providing their customers with as many product choices as possible and to get everyone as stoked on riding the elements as they are. 2014 marked Surf Ride’s 40th anniversary as a family-owned surf shop. Visit www.surfride.com.
California Department of Parks and Recreation manages more than 270 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. These treasures are as diverse as California: From the last stands of primeval redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast; and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia. Responsible for almost one-third of California’s scenic coastline, California State Parks manages the state’s finest coastal wetlands, estuaries, beaches, and dune systems. Our workplace consists of nearly 1.4 million acres, with over 280 miles of coastline; 625 miles of lake and river frontage; nearly 15,000 campsites; and 3,000 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. For more info, visit Parks.CA.gov.
After years of going to work sandy and salty after a morning surf, young inventor Chris Crawford saw a need in the market for portable, pressurized water. Taking his knowledge of integrated water systems from a career in the pool construction business, Chris developed the first Rinse Kit prototype in his garage. Inspired by the countless "where did you get that?" and "that thing is awesome, how does it work?" questions, Chris decided to open his garage door and take his creation to the public. Chris knew that in order to do so he would have to build a team of like-minded individuals that would not only share his passion for the outdoors, but were committed to achieving his vision of offering this simplistic yet life-enhancing product to the masses.
At RinseKit we take pride in being the guardians of Chris’ vision. We wake up every day with the same goal of adding value to our company, so that everyone who uses this revolutionary product will find benefit in it’s use, just like we all have. Whether you’re rinsing off like Chris after a surf session, cleaning muddy boots from a hard day’s work, or washing your dirty dog before it jumps in the car, we hope that the RinseKit helps you find more time in your day to do the things you love. Visit RinseKit.com.