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Brady, Leonard (1949 – )

Trenchant, often caustic surf photographer and journalist from Honolulu, Hawaii; author of "Whatever Happened to Big-Wave Riding?" a 1983 Surfer magazine article that helped launch a resurgence of interest in big-wave surfing.

Brady was born (1949) in Honolulu, and began surfing in 1963 at Waikiki; he received a B.A. in art from Maui's Mauna Olu College in 1971, had his first Surfer article published in 1974, and his first photographs published in 1975. One year earlier, Brady and fellow sur...