Getting battered by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go. But, as this min-doc from The Inertia reveals, Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, for the North Shore local, it’s all in a good day’s work.
But the Waimea addict didn’t grow up snapping shots with his father’s camera like so many photographers do. He instead set out to capture his longtime stomping grounds when his wife came home with a framed photograph of Waimea shorebreak, an image he figured he would be able to easily replicate.
Having never owned a camera, he threw a cheap ‘waterproof’ casing over a cheaper point-and-shoot and headed out to the beach. Since that first attempt, Clark has not only emulated his wife’s purchased wall art, but—with a gallery in Haleiwa and international recognition—has become a heavily respected fixture of wave photography.