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Burleigh Heads, 1999
“He’s so elusive, that’s why I love getting photos of him because no one gets photos of him — portraits especially.” –Sherm
Taj takes on a new character
Dressed head to toe — including leather pants
Andy Irons wins the 1998 OP Pro at Huntington Beach
From the trials to the main event
Bells Beach, 1996
The Champ may have lost to Davo, but he ends up with Sherm’s accommodations
A decade before his world title, Sherm plays dress up with Parko in his Coolangata home
The Champ cleans up well
Shane Beschen in a sobering moment at the end of a season.
Even tens need back-up
World-champ Occy gives a speech in Hawaii and holds no punches
‘Cause when you’re the champ, you can say what you want
A.I. and Sunny enjoy some pleasant, summer reading
Surf gods caught being human
A young Dane Reynolds with his CI surfboards…in the bathroom.
“Sherm…you do weird shit.” — Dane
Four-time world champ Lisa Andersen poses nude for Sherm
Sherm was saying, “Baby, take it off” way before Chas
A young Mark Healey leads Sherm to Da Boyz
They get older, Sherm stays the same age
A portrait of Kala Alexander
Kala calls him Steve and Steve calls him friend
Maurice Cole and some pro surfers march to the president’s house.
Stickin’ it to the man, pre-Rastovich
A.I. poses for Sherm in a different place in time.
Larger than life before Sherm even got to him
A young Benji Weatherly follows a legend into heavy waters.
If you’re not in the Pipe House, you better be out at Pipe
Sunny Garcia, like the rest of us, is just a big kid.
But he’s also a big man
Little brother cheers Andy to his third World Title at Sunset
With a cameo from another loved, fallen Kauaian
Sifting through the archives with iconic SURFING photographer Steve Sherman
This week, a posing Patrick Shane Dorian
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