He and his sons are really patient with the kids, teaching them to surf, and there’s this great little wave out in front of their place, a perfect spot to push people into waves and give them that that feeling.
And make the most of it he did, documenting everything from a budding Jamaican surf scene, to a shark-fighting world champion, to hardened, road-weary locals in the Great Lakes, to one of the most insane Eddie events in history, where competitors like Makua Rothman rolled the dice with a maxed-out Waimea Bay.
Up now is SURFER Photo Editor Grant Ellis, whose year was punctuated by historic moments, both in his personal life, as well as in his day job as a surf photographer with almost twenty-five years under his belt.
There were these amazing little barrels, and Tyler paddled out on this funky, beak-nosed, sort of ’70s-looking pintail that made the resulting image look really cool and complimented the water color”. Bruce Irons, Pipeline.
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