WINTER 1961 VOL. 2 NO. 4
This was SURFER’s fifth cover, back when it was a quarterly titled “The Surfer”. At first glance, the image looks like one of those early Waimea images, but was actually shot in Huntington Beach during a surf contest in 1961. This was the first of many artistic creations by Severson to grace the cover of the magazine. He would add color and design to make the black and white surf images pop on the cover. The shot reappeared on the cover of the photo annual issue in 1964, which was a testament to how great they thought the shot was.