Credit: Courtesy

The surf-skate community is giving a rousing sendoff for photographer Scott Starr, who died earlier this month at his home in Montecito. He was 61. Trained at Brooks Institute, Starr was a prolific and much-loved photographer of surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding, and an archivist of films and television clips featuring the board sports. He also photographed and participated in freestyle Frisbee, and in 1988, won the amateur world championship with doubles partner Tom Cole. A paddle-out and celebration of life will take place on the afternoon of 10/21 at a local beach and due to limitation on numbers, pre-registration is required to attend with Mike Taylor (

Scott Starr shot this cover photo for the Santa Barbara Independent‘s December 10, 1998, issue. | Credit: Courtesy

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