Growing up in the late 60s, photographer Jeff Divine was a participant and witness to the young days of surfing, before mass popularity made an influence. Here we bring you a sampling of his beautiful photographs from the sunny 70s surf scene. Taken mostly in Hawaii and California (near his native La Jolla), these images capture the original look so emulated in the throwback photography of today.
Jeff Divine spent 35 years with Surfer magazine, 16 as photo editor. He now works as photo editor for the excellent Surfers Journal. See more of his work at jeffdivinesurf.com or purchase his beautiful new book ‘Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine.’