Another beautiful scene at Big Beach, Maui. When the south swells pick up, the steep shoreline here creates gorgeous breaking waves. The geometry makes these waves literally break on the shore, making them easier to shoot and more dangerous at the same time.
When the swell really picks up most people get out of the water and enjoy the show. There are always a few daredevil boogies boarders who make an impressive effort to take on the walls of water though.
A wa’a (outrigger canoe) catches the shoulder of a wave to ride it to shore at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island. read more
Being able to see into the ocean from inside of a wave’s curl is one of life’s small but glorious rewards. read more
Hawaii is known throughout the world for its big, perfect, surfable waves. read more
A blue wave breaks while approaching the shore at Hulopo’e Bay, Lana’i, giving us the chance to see inside the wave curl–a brief moment in time sought to be seen by many. read more
In Hawaii the sun meets the sea faster than at higher latitudes, creating a shorter sunset and an urgency to witness the brief event. read more
Waves wash ashore in a shallow fan near Poipu Beach on Hawaii’s island of Kaua’i during a bright, yellow sunset. read more
A grom charges down a chest high wave at Sandys on Oahu, a good boogie bording spot. read more
The most southern point in the United States is South Point, Big Island Hawaii. Marked by high winds and tumultuous seas, gnarly spraying waves hit the shore as a rain storm drenches the pacific in the background. read more
A lone surfer makes one of many bottom turns for the morning after catching a set wave in a hidden bay on Hawaii’s Big Island. read more
Motion softens the scene as a surfer catches a wave in Hawaii. Called he’enalu in the Hawaiian language, surfing has its origins here and even a special Pule Kahiko, ancient Hawaiian prayer for surf. read more
Honolulu Surf Riders is another great Hawaiiana painting from Mr. Charles Bartlett. Put on canvas around 1918, his painting shows four surfers catching a wave in Honolulu, presumably in Waikiki. read more