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Clark Little grew up on the North Shore of Oahu and made his name as the pioneer of surfing the Waimea Bay shorebreak. Clark had a unique talent for taking off on hopeless crunchers, getting launched and surviving in perhaps the nastiest shorebreak in the world.
After Clark stepped away from the incredible thrill of going big at Waimea, he realized that he longed to be back in his element. Clark has returned to various North Shore shorebreaks to capture the beauty and power of these monstrous waves from the inside out. What he has achieved through the lens of his camera are images never seen by those who reside on land.
I enjoy the power and beauty of the thick bombs that roll through. Now I can capture some of those heavy moments without getting slammed. Well, most of the time.
Clark has captured images like none other, with a keen eye for that perfect barrel, backwash, or reef shot. He has expanded his repertoire to include not only crushing pits, but also crystal waves that resemble hand-blown glass and picturesque island moments that reflect the awe-inspiring splendor of the Hawaiian Islands.
Clark Little's images encapsulate the breathtaking beauty and power of the Hawaiian ocean, and depict a world that few, if any, have had the chance to experience.
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