Leroy Grannis - Documenting Surf Culture

Leroy Grannis was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in documenting California's surf culture back in the day. An avid surfer and surf photographer, his art is constantly referred to when analyzing and understanding surf culture from the start of it all in California in the twenties. From the occasional photography award to being inducted into the Surf Hall of Fame to eventually receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, Leroy Grannis's life and photography will forever remain fundamental in understanding the emergence of California's surf culture. Check out some of his iconic photos below.