The parallels between surfing and godliness are obvious: with little more than a thin piece of wood and initiative, men and women may not only walk on water–they may glide down it…over and over and over again. Every day, people take to the beach and swim enthusiastically toward masses of water that, should a surfer delay a stroke or misread a wave’s angle, could snap their necks and swallow them whole. Man is not made for water, and yet some of the surfers featured below will leave you wondering where their gills might be. Without further adieu, here’s some of the best surfing photography out there:
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All surfing photography comes courtesy of Lucia Griggi.