Welcome to Santa Cruz Vibes Magazine’s inaugural issue! I’m Ryan ‘Chachi’ Craig, your photo editor and the contributor for our travel series, “The Chachfiles,” featured in every SC Vibes edition. With 15 years specializing in surfing photography, I became a staff photographer at Surfer magazine. This role allowed me to photograph renowned surfers and explore diverse cultures, landscapes, people, and food. It’s been an incredible journey capturing unique travel moments.
In future issues, I’ll showcase my favorite road memories, but let’s begin this issue by focusing on Santa Cruz. Its diversity, from Big Sur to San Francisco, has fueled my passion for photography when I was just getting interested in the craft. I’m still in love with our coastline’s beauty and grateful to call Santa Cruz home. Join us in celebrating Santa Cruz’s wonders in the pages of Santa Cruz Vibes Magazine. Enjoy the ride!