A true IcoN of the sport of SurfiNg JohN SeversoN has passed away at the age of 83. 1933-2017. JohN is oNe of my favorite surf film makers ever & his life was full & magical. To that i say, legeNds Never die. He will live forever through his MagaziNe, photos, paiNtiNgs, aNd films !! I waNNa celebrate his amaziNg life aNd pay homage to how maNy he has iNspired. / RIP JS / you are deeply loved by maNy iN the tribe.
via ENcyclopedia of surfiNg:
Seminal surf world writer, editor, publisher, photographer, filmmaker, and artist from San Clemente, California; best known as the founder in 1960 ofSurfer magazine. “Before John Severson,” surf journalist Sam George wrote in 1999, “there was no ‘surf media,’ no ‘surf industry’ and no ‘surf culture’—at least not in the way we understand it today.”
My favorite of his films. Pacific VibratioNs 1969
THE FOUNDER OF SURFER. A lifetime of achievmeNt ceremoNy : )