The Genesis of Surf Photography

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Joel T. Smith and Sandra Kimberly Hall take a look at A.R. Gurrey Jr., the first true surf photographer. For the past 50 years photographs and motion pictures have been the primary source of communication between groups of waveriders into a global understanding of surfing and surf culture.  A.R. Gurrey Jr, who remains relatively unknown today, was not only a highly skilled photographer but a surfer as well, a member of the original Hui Nalu, the Pioneer surf club that claimed Duke Kahanamoku as a charter member.