""When you've just survived a four-hour session fighting off wave-hungry groms at com-heavy 56th Street, this big book of photos from a simpler time is the perfect remedy. Grannis, a member of the Surfing Hall of Fame, took some of the most iconic pictures of the pivotal '60s to '70s era. '...most of all, gorgeous.""
From the Publisher
This collection, drawn from Grannis's personal archives, showcases an impressive selection of surf photographs--from the bliss of catching the perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahu's 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 free-spirited nature of an era--a time before shortboards and celebrity endorsements, when surfing was at its bronzed best.