With its wide beaches, grass shacks, and long, rolling waves, San Onofre is called ‘California’s Waikiki’

LeRoy Grannis was called the godfather of surf photography. Taschen has just collated his most well-known shots in a 400-page tome, which is sure to make you feel as if you’re on the beach, no matter where you are in the world

 

OAHU, HAWAII

The infamous Makaha shore break in Hawaii launches another victim. This classic shot from 1966 has been used in many advertisements.

 

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA

Diane Bolton was the tandem surfing partner of Hobie Alter (of Hobie Surfboards fame). She is snapped here in 1967.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Young surfers check out the 1964 U.S. Championships from a fully restored 1933 Ford Deluxe (the same model driven by outlaw John Dillinger).

 

OAHU, HAWAII

Sunset Point on the North Shore is a powerful magnet for waves as well as surfers. Grannis snaps surfers on Sunset Beach in Hawaii in 1967.

 

SAN ONOFRE, CALIFORNIA

With its wide beaches, grass shacks, and long, rolling waves, San Onofre is called “California’s Waikiki.” Grannis captures surfers having fun in the sun in San Onofre in 1963.

 

For more images snap up Surf Photography by LeRoy Grannis

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