About the Book
A nostalgic look at the early work of surf photographer Alex Williams. 150 action packed pages of Black and White images through the 70's of Scotland, Devon and Cornwall featuring the early greats of British Surfing, Tigger Newling, Steve Daniel, Nigel Semmens, Malcolm Findlay, Eric Davies, Rod Sumpter, Chops Lascelles.
Alex Williams first picked up a camera at the age of 10 in his native village of Bantham in South Devon to take pictures of the local wildlife. However, he soon turned towards the ocean where many of his contemporaries had taken up the growing sport of surfing during the 1960's. This passion for waves and surfing led Alex to formally train as a photographer in 1974. Four years later, he was to have the cover shot on the first issue of Atlantic Surfer, the UK's first colour surfing magazine. What followed was a phenomenal growth in the industry which led Alex on a journey to every continent on the planet for nearly forty years. From France to Fiji, Holland to Hawaii, there are few who have escaped the lens of Mr.Williams. His pictures have appeared in dozens of international magazines around the world. Alex continues to travel the world to capture the very best of the world's waves, however his home remains in Bantham and he continues to be inspired by the surf around the British Isles