Video Contest Judge: Branden Aroyan

3rd Annual Rincon Video Contest Judge

886712_10200751160330028_151948160_oBranden Aroyan has traveled to many exotic locations around the world photographing expeditions and filming documentaries about people, nature and surfing. Emmy Award winning Director of Photography for “Alaska Dreams”, his passion for photography has carried him far from the beaten path and helped foster an appreciation for the Earth and its inhabitants.

After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Illustration / Advertising in Santa Barbara, California, Branden’s work has supported environmentally minded companies, editorial projects and group and solo art exhibitions. The driving force behind his organic clothing line, Low Tide Rising is founded on his appreciation and desire to preserve the flow and beauty of nature. Says Branden, “ I like to give a true impression of a place, person and activity so we have a wonderful sense of being there.”

Branden Aroyans Rincon Video Contest Winner “Home Sweet Home”

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Video Contest


RC15 Video Contest


Rincon Classic Video Contest


The 3nd Annual Rincon Classic Video Contest

Sponsored by Channel Islands Surfboards
& The Santa Barbara Independent

Win a trip to Las Flores, El Salvador



 Details & Tickets Here.

Win a dream surf trip to Las Flores, El Salvador, custom CI surfboard, Hurley wetsuit, and much more! All proceeds go to charity. Details & Tickets Here.


RC14 Online Registration


Online Registration for the 2014 Rincon Classic will start on December 1st and run thorough December 31st or until all spots are filled.  To ensure you spot in the contest we encourage you to register sooner than later.  Cheers

2013 Rincon Classic Heats On Demand

Connor Coffin Versus Bobby Martinez

2013 Quiksilver Rincon Classic Results


2013 Quiksilver Rincon Classic Presented by Channel Islands Surfboards Dedicated to Daisy Love Merrick

Conner Coffin Wins 2013 Quiksilver Rincon Classic

2013 Rincon Classic Wrap Up

Story By Ethen Stewart

Beach scene. Photo Aroyan

Good things come to those who wait. After more than two months of false starts and crummy-surf causing delays, the 30th Annual Rincon Classic finally hit the water at the end of Bates Road this weekend and the fabled locals-only surf competition did anything but disappoint.

2013 Rincon Classic Photo Highlights

Day One & Day Two Highlights Video