Klopf, Chris

Semi-reclusive surf photographer and videographer from northern California. Klopf was born (1950) and raised in Mill Valley, just north of San Francisco, started surfing in 1960 at age 10, and began shooting photographs in 1965. Surf magazines began publishing Klopf's work in 1970, and he's since been featured in virtually every American and Australian surf magazine.

With his still photography, Klopf often pulls back for a wider angle. "The wave comes first," surf journalist Steve Barilotti ...