Photographers, Pro Surfers & Paddleboarders

There was no mistaking him at the shore break holding the fancy camera in its huge water tech housing, talking story with local spongers and family vacationers alike, and kindly posing for photos with a shaka on his hand. It was Clark Little! As he was leaving I jumped up and drug Mochi with me, building up the courage to go up to him and say hi.

Clark was born in Napa Valley and grew up on Oahu. He became a pro surfer and was known for his skill in surfing Waimea Bay shore break. Though since 2007 he quickly gained notoriety for his amazing shore break wave photos.


I was so happy I got to meet him! Although Mochi was pretty disinterested.


Not only did I get to meet Clark Little, but he was also with Pat Towersey! “Punker Pat” grew up in Newport Beach, CA and became a pro surfer by age 12. He now competes in a lot of paddleboarding races and is known for the selfies he takes while surfing.


It was awesome to be able to meet him too. And take a selfie with him.


And lastly, I met Kai Lenny, who I found out is pretty talented himself. His basic description is “waterman” and he was born and raised on Maui.


It was a great day at Makena.




  1. Caryn   •  

    That is a great blog!! And from our favorite wave photographer!! I can’t believe you were brave enough to go talk to him. Good job Ashley!! Mochi needs a lesson on how to appreciate celebrities!!

    • A&B   •     Author

      He is an amazing photographer, I’m so glad I got to meet him!

  2. Aunt Joni   •  

    That’s fantastic! What fun to meet and watch these guys!!

    • A&B   •     Author

      It was awesome! I was pretty starstruck heehee 🙂

  3. Marie Scheimer   •  

    Hi Ashley and Brandon,

    Happy 27th birthday to Ashley. I just spent some time looking at all your beautiful pictures. It has been a few months since I last visited your website. I always enjoy the beautiful pictures and reading about what is happening in your lives on the island.

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Ashley.
    Love and happy memories,

    • A&B   •     Author

      Hi Marie! Thank you so much for the sweet note, and for the birthday wishes this morning! It’s been a great bday so far 🙂 Love to you and Joe!

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