Will this one fingered salute be remembered for all time? Photo: ASP/Carey
So iconic it takes your breathe away. Photo: Tom Servais
Just quietly, this might be the best surf photo of all time. Photo: Tom Servais
The drop-in that ushered in a new era. Photo: Lance Trout
As seen on more t-shirts than Che Guevara. Photo: John Severson
5. “The Bird”
At what stage does a surfing photo become an iconic surfing photo? There was a heated argument in the ideas factory that is Surf Europe HQ the other day when I captioned the Parko Slater “Bird” shot as “iconic”. The editor reckoned no one will remember that bird in five years time, let alone 20. I however thought it might just sum up a rivalry that isn’t quite done yet. Anyway it had us thinking iconic. We’ve trawled the net, dug through the archives and came up with a select bunch of surfing images that we think can rightfully be labeled as Iconic. Be interested to hear from you whether we are on the money.
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