IN THE SPIRIT FEATURING:Aaron Cormican aka Gorkin, owner of Gorkin Surfboards

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m an ex-pro surfer turned surfboard builder who was fortunate enough to travel the world seeing and learning about different cultures of life. Coming from a small town like New Smyrna it was eye-opening to and amazing to experience these types of things without being in the classroom. My favorite places are mainly Where it’s tropical so I can do my other favorite thing besides surfing which is fishing! Catching a fish and making a batch of fresh fish tacos with a cold drink and sunset in hand is a favorite. Now I’m back in New Smyrna building surfboards for friends, team riders, and traveling surfers enjoying some of the finer things my town has to offer.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOST RECENT PROJECTS?

My most recent project or venture is been basically my board brand. I spend a ton of time indulged and trying to learn as much as I can about this great craft!

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE YOU HAVE COME UP WITH USING AN ACC PRODUCT? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND IT? 

I’m into Latin life it’s so adventurous and fun hence the margarita style drink we have come up with for this one.

WHEN YOU ARE COMING UP WITH NEW DISHES OR DRINKS, DO YOU HAVE A SOURCE(S) FOR INSPIRATION?

Anything Latin is a good base for me to get my taste buds fired up.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT OR BAR, WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK DO YOU RECOMMEND IT, AND WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE CAN A VISITOR EXPECT?

Clancy’s is kinda a local go-to for me. It’s like the show Cheers “ everybody knows your name”. Any day can be a good day to pop in there as we are a little beach town and always have fun people around to sit at the bar have a drink or beer and chat with

WHAT INFO ABOUT COCKTAILS DO MOST PEOPLE MAKING DRINKS AT HOME NOT KNOW THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO THEM?

Just go for it!! My rule is there is none, haha, I’ll mix and match flavors to see what I can come up with and be very surprised. Go light on salt cause you can always add it later, hate over-salted dishes. Same for drinks, taste buds might say hey I like this today

 

FAVORITE ACC FLAVOR?

Georgia Peach Fruit Blend

 

WHAT TRENDS (EITHER LOCAL OR INDUSTRYWIDE) ARE YOU NOTICING TAKING SHAPE AND HOW? 

Social media has been a huge thing in the last few years with people such as myself being able to market a business and have a low overhead for marketing.

 

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? 

If you’re looking for a great surfboard custom-built for surfing or your wall to hang up and look beautiful I think I know a guy! gorkinsurfboards@gmail.com Feel free to check the Instagram and see what I get up to with surfboards @therealgorkin


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