hoku and the north shore for afar magazine

I had the great opportunity to work with Tara Guertin at AFAR on a ‘resident’ story on the North Shore of O’ahu.  It’s always a treat to get to go back to the islands.  I spent three years on O’ahu when I was 8-11 yrs old and it still feels like home every time I go back.

The two day story took me to all of ‘Hoku’s’ favorite spots on the North Shore.  I got to sample some lau lau, chocolate haupia pie, and some garlic shrimp.  My favorite part was spending an hour on Pipeline beach watching the big surf before heading back to the airport.  When it’s breaking big,  pipeline is a uniquely powerful and raw experience.   Thanks Tara and AFAR!

And some outtakes:

Surf N Sea board shop.


Willi Edwards / Surf Instructor

Acai bowls are popular on the North Shore

The Pipe

This guy is on his cell giving details on the surf report.


Banzai Pipeline.

Turtle Bay




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