He’s the keeper of the flame.

Polynesiacs keep tiki history alive. Ron and Mickee’s Rincon Room is a perfect example.

When Ron designed and built the Rincon Room, named after the close-by and quite famous surf break mentioned in The Beach Boys’ Surfing USA, he turned to local tiki history for inspiration. Oxnard’s 1964 Trade Winds restaurant was classic tiki. The local newspaper deemed it a “museum of artifacts from around the world.” The centerpiece was a grand Tahitian-inspired A-frame soaring 50 feet high. Rope-handled bridges provided passage over waterways to paradise. The lagoon was large enough to hold a full-size Chinese junk.

Read the rest of the story in Polynesiacs: Tiki at Home, page 154.

The Rincon Room, Camarillo, California

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