As an accomplished waterman the ocean and beach are a part of daily life for Rocky McKinnon. It is his mission to connect the community with the ocean in any way possible by creating programs that are all-inclusive for any activity level or background. That could be shaping a custom surfboard
for a surf enthusiast, giving top of the line coaching and lessons to tourists and locals alike, or exposing southern California to the sport of outrigger canoe surfing. In each of these endeavors he shares his appreciation of mother nature and teaches respect for the ocean environment.
He works directly with Surfrider by donating his stand up paddle boards and taking volunteers for Huntington Harbor clean ups. His outrigger canoe program and its participants bridge beach clean-ups with a new way to experience the outdoors.