Artists: Shannon Payne McIntyre

Shannon Payne McIntyre
Shannon Payne McIntyre is a native San Diegan, surfer, artist, writer, surfboard shaper, filmer and host for “On Surfari,” and most recently a Momma.

Shannon obtained her BA in studio arts from Pt. Loma Nazarene College; where she earned the nickname “Soul Cruiser,” and has kept the mellow surf-seeking gypsy attitude towards life ever since. Shannon donates her artwork regularly to raise funds for the SurfRider Foundation and speaks at Schools, Churches, and Correctional Facilities inspiring people that everyone has unique talents and purpose in life.

She has received notoriety for her creative efforts and travels in numerous publications including SURFER, Surfing, SG, Surf Life for Women, Surfer’s Path, Surf Session France, Beach Girls Japan, Surf Trip Journal Japan, Tracks Oz, Surf Girl UK, Waves Girl Oz, Outside, Men’s Journal, Dandelion, O2, Risen, Big, Cosmo, as well as several San Diego articles, web interviews, and TV appearances.

Many of Shannon’s paintings are inspired by God, combined with her passions of surfing and travels throughout Asia, Indonesia,Polynesia, Melanesia, Australia, South and Central America, Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East.

Shannon says, “I love making it look fun. I do my best to capture that moment in surfing where everything stands still and instant bliss overcomes you. These experiences are burned into my mind when all the colors of the water and surroundings are so intense, and my senses are overwhelmed by the taste of salt water, the sky,sounds of rushing water, joy, and pulsing adrenaline. It’s in these times that I especially give thanks to God for all of Creation, allowing us to be creative, and to Jesus for teaching us to walk on water.”

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Photographers: Emiliano Gatica

Immediately after high school Emiliano Gatica was gripped with a wanderlust that sent him on an extended journey through his homeland, Argentina, and then farther north in search of uncrowded warm water waves in Brazil and then throughout Central America. While combing the coastline of Costa Rica, “Emi”, as he is called by his friends, discovered his penchant for, as well as his urge for capturing and crystallizing pure natural moments on film. Literally “strapped” to the camera he returned to Argentina and enrolled in the Martin A. Malharro fine arts school. After receiving his degree in photographic arts in 1999, he decided to spend a cruisy few months in the US, camera in hand. By sheer coincidence, he found himself on the other side of the camera, modeling for Banana Republic, a “pass go” card right into the epicenter of commercial photography. In 2001 Emiliano signed on as head photographic editor for Mundo Rad! Magazine, a surf publication based in Puerto Rico and distributed through out the East Coast of the US. Drawn to San Diego for it’s consistent surf, close proximity to the surf industry, and a beautiful new wife, he began his next project, 3FinsProductions Image Concepts, producing imagery, editorials, as well as providing print services and web design. As a contractor and consultant, he has helped local San Diego magazine, Surf Shot, to reach a new level of quality by converting it to a full color magazine with high quality printing. You can see his photography and art in Surf Shot’s issues 17 to 25. Currently, Emiliano contributes to many Latin American and American magazines, and provides product photography for South Coast online stores. Some of his most recent projects include ads for Aaron Chang, Mohs International, Rusty, etc. To contact Emi email: