In coordination with SURFER’s fifty year anniversary and as part of its mission to preserve and archive, the Surfing Heritage Foundation has been working with SURFER Magazine to protect the sport’s most important collection of surf photography. Starting with the Ron Stoner images, the Foundation has been digitally scanning, color correcting and meta-tagging all of Ron’s old transparencies. The work, done in house by SHF Photo Editor Steve Wilkings, includes replacing old mounts and cross-referencing the images for easier retrieval.
It’s been a time consuming and expensive process, supported by SURFER and largely by SHF member donations. The images are remarkable and will help the Foundation produce exhibits and save the images in perpetuity. We hope you enjoy some of these Ron Stoner digital scans.
Be on the lookout for more classic material both online and in print as SURFER will be celebrating its fiftieth year documenting the world of surf.