Man is not made for water, and yet some of the athletes featured in this spread of surfing photos will leave you wondering where their gills might be.
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 are some of the best surfing photographs out there:
All surfing photographs comes courtesy of Lucia Griggi.