This deluxe collection of vintage surfing photographs by the late cult surf documentarian Ron Church offers a glimpse back at a small, innocent brand of West Coast surf culture. An amateur surfer, adventurer, and cameraman with deep-sea explorer Jacques Cousteau, Church was among the earliest photographers to take a professional interest in the sport. For Ron Church: California to Hawaii 1960 to 1965, publisher Tom Adler selected offbeat moments from Church’s multi-image studies, piecing together an evocative, often moody collection.
“Ron Church: California to Hawaii 1960 to 1965." Text by Steve Pezman, Brad Barrett, and Ron Church. Foreword by Steve Pezman. Introduction by Brad Barrett. Edited by Tom Adler. Co-published by T. Adler Books and the wave-rider’s Bible, The Surfer’s Journal. Boxed hardcover. 180 pages.