10 Iconic Surf Photographers

The state of California made it official on Monday; today’s International Surfing Day, so pack your laptop, get in your car and head over to the beach, stat! “It’s a way to celebrate California’s surfing heritage and raise awareness about the need to protect our oceans, waves and beaches,” according to a statement from the Surfrider Foundation. Meanwhile, if you can’t play hooky, you might as well indulge in some of these glorious images of tan bodies jumping waves. We give you our roundup of the world’s best ever surf photographers:

Leroy Grannis

Ricardo Bravo

Clark Little

Ron Church

Jack McCoy

John Witzig

Ron Perrott

Aaron Chang

Jonn Severson

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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