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2013 Photo Annual

The best photos from the best photographers in surfing. On newsstands now.

| posted on November 11, 2013


When photographers are shooting images every day they start to see life in pictures. It’s like they’re looking through a lens at all times. They start to build compositions of everything, eliminating objects and isolating the subject matter, or placing it in the perfect spot in the composition. The same goes for light and shade; every scenario gets worked out before the camera enters into the equation.

Since photography is a visual medium, this framing and composing can consume a photographer’s every waking moment. But if anything, this obsessiveness prepares them for that fleeting moment when all the elements come together.

The pages of the 2013 Photo Annual are a small slice of the wide and diverse spectrum of surf photography on display each month in SURFER Magazine. They are fine examples of photographers successfully making quick and calculated decisions when that peak moment arrives. They are the payoff from long days devoted to capturing new and innovative perspectives on waves and surfing.

They are the best photographs taken by the best photographers in the business today. Enjoy.

Grant Ellis
Photo Editor, SURFER Magazine

Buy the 2013 Photo Annual, on newsstands now.

  • surferreader

    The link for PC seems to only let me subscribe to the regular magazine.
    How can I buy the right to see just the photo annual on my PC?

  • Emy

    When is the Photo Annual available in Australia?

  • partyboy

    How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Thanking you in advance for your prompt reply.

  • Paul

    I let my subscription lapse after that HORRIBLE piece on Alana Blanchard in your last issue. Please consider sending me the Photo Annual free so my last issue of surfing after subscribing for 23 years doesn’t leave such a bad taste…I’m serious.