Surf Fashion at Rincon

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By David Powdrell

So here’s the deal…Surf fashion intrigues me. 

Over my years as a surf photographer at Rincon, I’ve discovered that the people watching comes a close second to watching the surfing at the annual Rincon Classic surf contest. 

From experience, I know that surfers don’t spend a lot of time primping.  Hats are grabbed while on the fly, hair can be a bit scruffy, oft times uncombed.  Jackets, t-shirts and shorts are usually wrinkled.  I like that. 

Sunscreen, a water bottle, shades, a bar of wax and the right surfboard are the priorities.    

That said, I feel the need to share a few photographs of stylish surfers and surfer supporters from prior Rincon Classics.

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ParvoPup Feb 09, 2019 10:26 PM
Surf Fashion at Rincon

I remember Surf Fashion in the late 70's when all my buds wore pukka shell necklaces, dingy white longsleeve thermal shirts with a plaid lumberjack tied around the waist. Levis of course and flops, no socks. Vans came later. Top with a pair of Maui Jims if you had a job.

a-1549791452 Feb 10, 2019 01:37 AM
Surf Fashion at Rincon

Dave, that photo with the three little kids is priceless. I hope the parents all get copies.

Sprigofsage Feb 10, 2019 08:23 AM
Surf Fashion at Rincon

Fun pics Dave! Love the hats. Thanks for sharing a little cali!

Flicka Feb 10, 2019 09:45 AM
Surf Fashion at Rincon

Terrific pictures, thanks. The clothes look like throwback to the 1960s.

buffalobaby Feb 10, 2019 01:23 PM
Surf Fashion at Rincon

Parvopup you described my surfer boyfriend that I dated in 1975!

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