• About the juror

    Ed Grant & his camera, recently a Nikon D300, have traveled together for almost 4 decades, about the same amount of time he spent as a high school classroom teacher. Since retiring in 2002, he has photographed Half Moon Bay's famous big wave surf break called Mavericks, capturing images of the men & women who surf the monster wave. Recently, a pictorial he shot of legendary big wave surfer, Jeff Clark, shaping a big wave gun, was featured in a window display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Grant's skills as a photographer have landed him magazine cover shots & features in books, publications & television broadcasts as well as the Editor's Choice of a Nikon Photo Contest.

    Ed is also the creator and curator of the annual Half Moon Bay photo show "Mavericks: Everest of the Seas"