Lueras, Leonard

Writer, publisher, and photographer from Honolulu, Hawaii; best known as the author of the handsome and authoritative Surfing: The Ultimate Pleasure, a large-format illustrated history of the sport published in 1984. Lueras was born (1945) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, raised in Southern California, and began surfing in 1959. He received a B.A. in communications from California Western University in San Diego in 1967, then began a 15-year stint as a reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser.