Rosemberg, Tito (1946 – )

Wayfaring surfer-boardmaker-photojournalist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; among the best-traveled figures in the sport's history.

Rosemberg was born (1946) in Rio, the son of a journalist father, and grew up in comfort just off the beach at Copacabana. He began surfing at 16, at nearby Arpoador Beach, on a thin plywood "madeirite" board, kicking into waves with the help of swim fins before standing up, fins and all.

A year later, Rosemberg began taking photos of Rio's still-embryonic surf sc...