North Shore lenseman puts words to his photographic perspective.
This is one example of what North Shore standout Barron Mamiya does on a regular basis: pulling full rotations, this time at backlit Honolua Bay. Everyone is expecting big things from him.
Sunset in Haleiwa.
When Eddie came to play.
Mark Cunningham in his element.
There’s always a story behind the photo, and that rings true with this image. This photo was taken a few months after Kelly parted ways with Quiksilver, his long time sponsor. He had a GoPro and was getting POV footage at Backdoor. Kelly noticed Erik Ippel and gave the GoPro to Erik to get some shots. Kelly then used his freed up hands to vent his emotions deep in a Backdoor barrel.
Eric Arakawa- Ronnie Burns Waimea Gun In the 8th grade, I asked Eric Arakawa if I could borrow a board for Waimea. He let me borrow this board to try out. It was neon yellow in color, thick, with a 9” single fin. I rode it for the next two years every day that Waimea broke, and I caught my first-20 footer on it in the 10th grade. Eric saw me walking back home from the session and said, “I need that board back, it was pretty big out there. This is my friend Ronnie’s board.” I thanked him so much for the time spent with that board, not knowing who he was talking about. A while later I put it together: it was Ronnie Burns’ last Waimea gun shaped by Eric himself.
Benjamin Sanchis’ line on this beast of a wave at Pe’ahi was so clean and so deep. He pretty much backdoored the wave – a 20 footer – and it was unbelievable to have the front row seat for the entire IMAX-like experience.
Grace, style, and poise rolled into one: this is how you can describe Rosie Jaffurs surfing at Chuns. She’s definitely my favorite person to shoot.
Ezekiel Lau putting in time at early season Backdoor.