R.I.P. Leroy Grannis

Leroy Grannis in action. Photo: John Grannis

Leroy Grannis in action. Photo: John Grannis

Surf photography pioneer Leroy Grannis passed away Thursday at the age of 93. Grannis documented surfing in 1960s and 70s like it had never been done before and is widely considered the father of the unique art. His son John told the LA Times the following, “There’s surfing royalty, and he was one of the kings, he inspired so many big-name photographers that consider him their mentor.” Our thoughts and condolences go out to the friends and family of Leroy.

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