Growing up in La Jolla, California Jeff Divine began taking pictures of his fellow surfers in his hometown and got to know and photograph the original alternative sport before the mainstream media blew it up into the commercial kingdom it  has become. He is well known for his work capturing the culture and spirit of surfing from the 1970’s through the 2000’s. In 1971, his work took him to a Senior Staff Photographer position with Surfer Magazine. He lived on the North Shore of Oahu for 10 years until returning in 1981 to Dana Point, California to become Photo Editor for Surfer Magazine and The Surfer’s Journal for a span of 35 years. He has traveled extensively throughout the world to the best surfing locations. Divine has been recognized for his contribution to the sport and surf culture with his 2020 induction into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California and The San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame in 2023.
  • Oceanside Museum of Art -The 70s: Surf Photography by Jeff Divine and Classic Boards from the era. 2007 
  • SFO, San Francisco International Airport - Jeff Divine 1970’s Surf Photography. 2017 
  • Gallery 169, Santa Monica, CA - A Surfing Life - Jeff Divine 2012
  • Mollusk, San Francisco, CA 2014 
  • Crane Kalman, Brighton, UK. Jeff Divine - Surfing’s Golden Age 2008 
  • The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA - Chasing Rainbows -Jeff Divine 2000
    • Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. The Hobbyist, 2018
    • A.Galerie, Paris, France. California Dream - Jeff Divine and Francoise Fontaine 2019 
    • Mollusk, San Francisco, CA - Prism 2019 
    • M+B Photo, Los Angeles, CA - Surfing’s Golden Age - The Sixties Black and Whites by Leroy Grannis and the Seventies Kodachromes by Jeff Divine 2006 
    • Pacific City Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA. 20/20 Art Brewer and Jeff Divine 2019 
    • California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA. The Shortboard Revolution 2014