Puerto Rico's Surf Culture: The Photography of Steve Fitzpatrick

Steve Fitzpatrick

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Since the 1968 World Amateur Surfing Championships were held in Rincón, Puerto Rico has been on the international map of world-class surfing destinations. But it wasn't until photographer Steve Fitzpatrick relocated to San Juan in 1992 that the island's outstanding surf conditions and culture had a dedicated documentarian. Steve has spent the last two decades chasing nearly every swell with his camera, and has now distilled the absolute best images into this collection of more than 160 images. Pulled from an archive of more than 50,000 captures, this dramatic group of images presents the best surf Puerto Rico has to offer and the talented, athletic personalities that relentlessly harness its awesome power. Complete with images of the island's stunning natural beauty and a scientific analysis of Puerto Rico's well-endowed oceanographic situation, hardcore surfers and non-surfers alike will be impressed by this stunning work.

Size: 11" x 8 1/2" | 160+ color photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764341953

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Arguably the most widely published photographer working out of the Caribbean today, Steve Fitzpatrick's dedication to documenting Puerto Rico's surf has been unrivaled over the last two decades.