The North Shore has some of the most celebrated surf breaks in the world. Heroes are made there, and people die. In December, when the Pipeline Masters are held, and the waves can hit twenty feet, the best professional surfers on the planet are concentrated in a handful of beachfront rentals within a few hundred yards of each other. These houses are the closest thing to an actual backstage that exists on the North Shore. This is where surfing’s elite convene. This is the birthplace of modern surfing, but much of the real action is off limits to the general public.
This limited-edition 288 page hardcover book is an intimate behind-the-scenes tour of the North Shore shot from a perspective rarely seen by outsiders. HI 1K features an exclusive foreword written by Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as well as an astounding 1000 candid photos, portraits and interviews shot over the course of 10 seasons. The rich backstories of these moments are illuminated with dozens of detailed and evocative captions. HI 1K is a lush and voyeuristic journey chronicling the private lives and unguarded moments of the larger- than-life characters that make up the unique surf culture of the North Shore. Get your copy and own a piece of Hawaiian surf history.