Mr. Granniss pictures are most startling because the scenes they record and breaks they document are pristinely beautiful -- New York Times, New York New York Times, New York New York Times, New York New York Times, New York June 1st 2006
Woodies were the ultimate surf wagons, guys rode redwood boards, those must have been the days. -- Transworld Surf Magazine, June 2006
a 13-by-16-inch oversized beauty called LeRoy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s. -- San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego June 2006
From the Publisher
Collectors edition limited to 1000 copies, numbered and signed by LeRoy Grannis. This collection, drawn from Granniss personal archives, showcases an impressive selection of surf photographsfrom the bliss of catching the perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahus famed North Shore. An innovator in the field, Grannis suction-cupped a waterproof box to his board, enabling him to change film in the water and stay closer to the action than other photographers of the time. Equally notable is his work covering an emerging surf lifestyle, from "surfer stomps" and hoards of fans at surf contests to board-laden woody station wagons along the Pacific Coast Highway. It is in these iconic images that a sport still in its adolescence embodied the freespirited nature of an eraa time before shortboards and celebrity endorsements, when surfing was at its bronzed best.