Just before Christmas I flew out to Hawaii to shoot the final stage of the ASP world tour and have a bit of well deserved r’n'r after a busy year. Staying on the infamous North Shore, THE surfing mecca, we had inside connections through local legend, proprietor of Cafe Haleiwa and now good friend Duncan Campbell. I have a long-held acquaintance with his brother Malcolm in California and as the “Campbell Bros.” they are the co-creators of the iconic, design-influencing Bonzer surfboard. We had a great time and got to experience some wonderful moments: shark diving, snorkelling with turtles, flying to the Big Island (Hawaii) and driving the volcano crater trail and more. However, as you’ll see, it was the surfing that took centre stage. With the Vans Triple Crown/ Billabong Pipemasters running it was a surfer’s dream scenario. Thanks to Duncan we got a taste of what this scene is really all about and met some amazing people. I have contributed images and words to the surfing press on and off for several years so this was a total privilege. After editing down from nearly 4000 frames to a select few, here are the results of my efforts. There are many more but this is what I’ve decided to post – for now. A reasonably brief but concise collection that I hope you’ll enjoy. Do let me know, all comments posted are truly appreciated! Now, back to wedding album design!
Tom Carroll, Rockpile
Taylor Knox – top bloke. Pipeline