Dan Merkel , SURFING MAGAZINE
Here's Merk with the venerable Century 1000mm ( many classic images ) , and also using the reliable Nikon F2 w/motor . You were taken to a different commitment if you saw what Merkel , Barbour , King , Chang , and others were doing . ( Probably left someone out ) . Merkel was a workhorse , relentless . Barbour was calculated , and precise . After those guys , why worry , Go Get some great shots !
Oh Yeah . P. S . : without those 2 photographers , SURFING MAGAZINE would not exist ....