Kenny Braun’s Black-and-White Photos Capture the Drama of the Texas Surfing Scene

There’s nothing better than sitting in your home or office, scrolling through photos of beautiful feats of athleticism you’ll never be able to accomplish. To help with this process, we present to you a series of gorgeous photographs from Kenny Braun’s book, Surf Texas, which we first spotted on It’s Nice That. As the title suggests, Braun’s photographs depict Texas’ surfing scene from Galveston to South Padre, a subculture that remains relatively unknown despite Texas being one of the top six surfing states in the country. I, for one, am still trying to wrap my head around cowboys and surfers coexisting in one place.

Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun

Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun

Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun

Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun
Photo Credit: Kenny Braun