Ronald Brennen “RB” Brown
Ron was born in Santa Barbara to RB Brown and Laverne Brown. He was an only child. He graduated from SB High. In the ’60s Ron was one of the best longboard surfers at Rincon. He was a sponsored professional, touring both coasts for surf contests. In the ’70s he was the longtime Channel Islands Surfboards shop Manager, good friends with Al & Terry Merrick. Ron then led an adventurous, eclectic lifestyle spending several years on Oahu’s North Shore managing Wyland Art Galleries and surfing everyday. He travelled the Pacific in large sailboats before returning to SB, where he worked in various ocean oriented businesses including managing West Marine, Boater’s World and hosting a fishing show. Ron is survived by his wife Terese, his two children Julia Brown and Justine Vallee and his granddaughter Koko. A very informal SB style paddleout, will be held August 1 at noon, at the big picnic area of Leadbetter, west end of the parking lot. BYOB and pictures. RIP RB!