Leroy Grannis

Each decade has given surfing a slew of era-defining imagery and if you delve into the 1960s, many of the most stunning were taken by Leroy Grannis. Between stints in the military Grannis became a firm fixture of the Southern California surf clubs of the '40s and by 1946 had photographs printed in the book California Surfriders. His work became prominent in the booming surf media and once waterproof camera housing became readily available Grannis became the number one name.