Blue RiseSunrise from a secret spot on the North Shore. When it is good, often I swim out in the dark and get out of the water five hours later.
Yuki CaveLooking out of a snow-white barrel filled with foam.
TwisterThis is the view underwater looking at a barrel coming towards shore. A second later it is steamrolling me. This picture was on exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington DC for six months this year and was awarded the Ocean Photography Award.
Triple CrownThis is one of the earlier shots taken when I started shooting photography five years ago. It’s taken at sunrise and the yellow and gold curving up the face are reflections off the beach and surrounding mountains.
Sun StarThe silhouette of palm trees and a wave frames the setting sun.
SunshineWhen a slight breeze hits the wave on ultra glassy mornings, it cuts facets into the wave surface creating a sunrise jewel.
Sandy ShackShot while lying down on the dry sand. A second later I am 20 yards up the beach. This picture is the cover of my debut 182-page coffee table book.
Sand MonsterI am standing in knee-deep water as this wave heaves up and over. It is so shallow that the sand is getting sucked into the wave. The sun is directly overhead at noon, which lights up the sand.
Red DirtShot after a historic 30 days of non-stop rain a few years ago. This was the first sunny day, so I jumped into the ocean, which was red from the massive red dirt runoff.
Pink FlashWhere the light from the strobe flash ends, the remnants of the sunset colors fill in. Notice the sand getting pulled into the wave face helping to define the wave.
Big BlueA large North Shore wave makes its way into a shallow sand bank, sucking the sand off of the sea floor into the wave itself.
Black PearlLooking from behind the barrel on an ultra glassy day at Makena Beach, Maui.
Clark's ViewWaimea Bay shorebreak with the iconic church tower framed in the tube. It all began with surfing this wave. The surfboard morphed into a camera.
Crystal BallThe water clarity and white sand beaches is why I love shooting on the North Shore.
Dancing HonuThis Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu in Hawaiian) barely gets under this pitching wave. Notice the bottom of the barrel less than an inch above the shell. The turtles come into shore to eat the seaweed off of the reef, which is where I strategically wait for them.
FlameI send this one to my friends on the mainland during winter blizzards, to remind them what they are missing.
Green CloudBacklit during the sunset, the wave turns green.
Hawaiian SnowWho says it doesn’t snow on the North Shore?
MarlinBackwash wave hits an incoming wave, throwing a glass arch into the sunrise colors. National Geographic used this as a two page spread last summer. The Limited Edition print sold out quickly.
Memorial DayPeople often mistake this wave for Pipe, which is about ¼ mile away. The colors are different since there is not reef below this wave.
Orange CrushSunrise with a strobe flash lighting up the inside of the tube. This is the top seller on my website.
Orange Dream WedgeOne of my new shots from the Wedge in Newport Beach, California.