This is one of the most moving pictures I have taken. There are a lot of rules in photography to create an amazing image, but sometimes it just comes down to place and time. This picture is Tom Pohaku Stone leading the ceremony of Lester Falatea’s paddle out at Pipeline two years ago. I got there before the sun came up and as it started to rise the sky just came alive with amazing color.
University of Hawaii picked up this picture for their 2011 Hawaii and the Pacific new and current book catalog. Click here to check out their catalog. While perusing the catalog look for the book Waves of Resistance, written by Isaiah Helekunihi Walker. He is a good friend of mine and an amazing historian and a gifted surfer.