In the 1960s, Jeff Divine grew up surfing at The Shores, Blacks, and Windansea. At 16, he bought his first camera, which led to a career during which he served as photo editor for SURFER magazine for 17 years and then landed at The Surfer’s Journal, where he still works today. Following the significant success of his book, Surfing Photographs from the Seventies (2006), Divine recently published Surfing Photographs from the Eighties ( In it, Divine documents the neon-splattered decade and the evolution of professional surfing from inside the barrel.

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