A Golden State of Mind
by Ryan Bort
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
For Fans of: Vampire Weekend, Beck, The Beach Boys
Zach Yudin might be the consummate Californian. He surfs. He’s laid back. He eats Mexican food. He idolizes the Beach Boys. With close-cropped, beach blond hair and soft blue eyes, he’d blend right into the pages of RVCA’s fall catalog. He currently lives in Santa Monica, but is also well-versed in NorCal culture after growing up an hour outside of San Francisco in Davis.
When we first speak, he’s just deplaned in his hometown, ready to meet up with his family and drive out to Lake Tahoe for a much-needed between-tour vacation....