I didn't know anything about LeRoy until this past weekend after I learned about his memorial tribute being held in Hermosa Beach. Turns out he was a pretty amazing guy who was really the first "surfing photographer" taking surf and beach photos back in the day before surfing magazines even existed.
LeRoy Grannis 1917- 20111969, LeRoy Grannis surfing Hermosa Beach with his Calypso amphibious camera, invented by another aquatic legend– Jacques Cousteau.
Here is a great article and some of his photos.
Here is a look at his memorial tribute held last weekend in Hermosa Beach.