Pleased to get this obit of Surfer magazine founder John Severson away in The Times.
Severson was a sharp, charismatic and talented guy; good with words and images; a fine surfer and a family man. He figured out something that many of us would envy: how to make money when young, then quit a conventional job and live life on his terms - in Hawaii, surfing and painting. The photo here, of Greg Noll at Pipeline, is one of his most famous.
Thanks, as ever, to Matt Warshaw for his help.