"Keeping in touch with photographer and illustrator pals has its benefits and this cover is a good example. Andy Anderson had just completed an amazing editorial assignment for a major New York magazine which as it turned out, used very few of the shots in their story. I remember talking with him about it and asked if I could see some of the outtakes. This one in particular of the surfer on the sand I found to be irresistable and kept it in my files for a later project. When TravelEtc.'s editor, and my longtime buddy, Rick Staehling, decided to feature Hawaii as the cover story, I immediately pulled out this shot of Andy's. We both loved it, so much so it was a shame to put type on it."