LeRoy Grannis

Grannis photographs documented California surf culture of the 1960s and '70s. His images helped popularize and immortalize the sport  -- and the life behind it -- at a crucial point in its history. "His photos captured the real thing," wrote surfing journalist Steve Barilotti. He was 93. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-leroy-grannis-20110205,0,4301369.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a>

( Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2014 )

Grannis photographs documented California surf culture of the 1960s and '70s. His images helped popularize and immortalize the sport -- and the life behind it -- at a crucial point in its history. "His photos captured the real thing," wrote surfing journalist Steve Barilotti. He was 93. Full obituary

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