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The shorebreak is my comfort zone. I absolutely love it. It's always different. The light, the colors, the water, the sand and what happens to it. And to be there to capture it and share it with the world... what a dream.
- Clark Little

Clark LittleAward-winning photographer Clark Little was born in Napa, California in 1968. Two years later, a move to the North Shore of Oahu (Hawaii) dramatically changed his future. In the 80’s and 90’s he made his name as a pioneer of surfing at the Waimea Bay shorebreak. Clark had a unique talent for taking off on hopeless closeout shorebreak waves and surviving in one piece.

In 2007, Clark discovered his ability and passion to capture the extraordinary beauty of the shorebreak when his wife wanted a picture of the ocean to decorate the bedroom wall. With the confidence of an experienced surfer, Clark went out and bought a waterproof camera setup, jumped in the ocean, and started snapping away, recording the beauty and power of Hawaiian waves. "Clark’s view" is a unique and often dangerous perspective of waves from the inside out, captured in photos for all to enjoy from the safety of dry land.

CBS Evening News
Clark Little on CBS Evening News

In a short time, Clark has gained worldwide recognition for his North Shore shorebreak wave photography with exhibitions in Japan, Canada, Brazil, Spain and throughout the US along with appearances on television shows including CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Inside Edition, Discovery Channel, ABC World News Now, France 2, NHK and Asahi TV programs in Japan.

Clark’s work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum, Alden B. Dow Museum, Science Museum of Virginia, Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (Spain), Parco Logos Gallery (Tokyo, Japan), Gallery X (Tokyo, Japan), Heritage Maritime Canada (Montreal, Canada), The Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton Resorts, and published in National Geographic, New York Times, LIFE, Nikon World, Paris Match, Outdoor Japan, Sierra, Geo, Nature’s Best Photography, Rangefinder, Surfer’s Journal among others. Commercial clients include Apple, Nike, Nikon, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Toyota, Anheuser Busch, Lockheed Martin, Verizon, and XS Energy Drink.

Clark Little
Clark Little awarded the Oceans Photography Award at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC (May 2011)

In November 2009, Clark published his 182-page debut art book, The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little. In January 2011, Clark opened the Clark Little Gallery Haleiwa in his hometown of Haleiwa, Hawaii just down the road from many of the North Shore beaches featured in his photography. Then in February 2014, Clark published his second book Shorebreak, a 160-page coffee table book featuring wave and ocean photography from the North Shore of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, California, Japan and French Polynesia. In 2014, Clark also published a book in Japan "Waves of North Shore" (Parco Publishing).


Recent awards include the Oceans Photography Award from Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards presented at the Smithsonian Museum in May, 2011. Two award winning images were on exhibit for 6 months at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC from April - September 2011.

  • 2014/2015 - Selected as Nikon Ambassador
  • 2011 (May) - Oceans Photography Award - Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards presented at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC.
  • 2011 (May) - Highly Honored Photographer: Endangered Species Award - Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards presented at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC.
  • 2011 The Great Outdoors PDN: Beaches, Island and Underwater Category - Winner
  • 2011 Maggie Award (Western Publishing Association): Best Series of Editorial Photographs - View from the Vortex (Sierra Magazine)
  • 2010 Pele Award for Photography (American Advertising Federation Hawaii): Breaking Point (Kahala Magazine)
  • 2009 Photograph of the Year, People's Choice Award : Geo Magazine


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Appearances - TV & Radio


  • Nautical Channel
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  • RTE (Irish Public Radio)
  • InterFM, Japan
  • JUMP MDR, Germany
  • TBSe FM, Korea
  • KSSK FM, Hawaii
  • KRUU FM, Iowa
  • Hawaii Public Radio

Clients - Commercial

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • American Savings Bank
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Apple video
  • Aurinkomatkat
  • Blame Laird Coffee
  • Canadian Curling Association
  • CBS TV (Hawaii Five-O)
  • College of William & Mary
  • Coloplast
  • Conservation International
  • Crocs
  • Dallas Fortworth Hospital Council
  • Epson
  • Equinix
  • Facebook Health Center
  • Hamilton Thorne Inc.
  • Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP)
  • Hurley International (Nike)
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • IBA - International Bodyboarding Association
  • The Image Company
  • Irving Burton Associates
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Maritime Research Institute Netherlands
  • Mesa Airlines
  • National Geographic
  • National Health Federation
  • National Print Group
  • Nikon
  • NOAA
  • Nordstroms
  • Pacific Specialty Insurance Company (PSIC)
  • Profutura
  • Rash Wetsuits
  • Sector 9
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Toyota
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • XS Energy Drink
  • Under Armour
  • Verizon
  • Warner Bros.
  • and others....


Editorial Projects

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  • 4-Seasons (Germany)
  • AA South Africa*
  • Alma Surf (Brazil)*
  • Aloha Street Magazine (Japan)
  • Avianca Airlines
  • BBC Focus
  • B!isss*
  • Boat U.S.*
  • Carmel Magazine
  • Carve (UK)
  • CHIP (China)
  • Debate (New Zealand)*
  • Delta Airlines: Sky*
  • Digifoto Pro (Netherlands)
  • Digital Photo (Germany)
  • Digital Photographer Magazine (UK)
  • Digital SLR Photography (UK)
  • Donga Science (S Korea)
  • El Mundo Magazine (Spain)
  • El Fanzine (Mexico)
  • Etiqueta Negra (Peru)
  • FINE Magazine*
  • Flipside Magazine (UK)
  • Fluir (Brazil)
  • Four El*
  • Geo / Geo International
  • GeoLino (Germany)
  • Goethe (Japan)
  • Gulf Connoisseur (UAE)
  • Hawaii Ai*
  • Hawaii Style (Japan)
  • Hana Hou - Hawaiian Airlines*
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • iate (Brazil)*
  • JAL 'Ehue (Japan)*
  • The Kahala*
  • Krakoosh
  • La Vie (France)*
  • Laguna Beach Magazine
  • Liquid Edge
  • Mabuhay (Philippines)
  • Maui No Ka Oi*
  • Marine Leisure (S Africa)*
  • Men's Journal
  • NPhoto
  • Nalu (Japan)
  • National Geographic*
  • National Health Federation News*
  • Natur (Germany)
  • Nature's Best Photography
  • Nikon World*
  • Noble House Magazine*
  • Ocean (Japan)
  • Outdoor Japan (Japan)*
  • Popeye (Japan)
  • Paris Match (France)
  • Photo District News
  • Photo Life (Canada)*
  • Photo Solution (Canada)*
  • Practical Photography (UK)
  • Rangefinder
  • Reader's Digest
  • Salt (Netherlands)*
  • Scandinavian Review
  • Shutterbug
  • Sierra Magazine*
  • Standup Journal (France)
  • Surfer Magazine
  • Surfgirl (UK)
  • The Surfer's Path
  • Surf 1st (Japan)
  • Surfing Life (Australia)
  • Surfer's Journal
  • Surf Portugal*
  • Surftime (Indonesia)*
  • Stern-View (Germany)
  • Swiss Airlines Magazine
  • Trump Hookipa Magazine*
  • World of Design (China)

  • Adlaide Advertiser (Australia)
  • The Australian (Australia)
  • Beijing Evening News (China)
  • Berliner Zeitung (Germany)
  • Daily Express (UK)
  • Daily Mail (UK)
  • Daily Mirror (UK)
  • Economic Daily (China)
  • Excelsior (Mexico)
  • Guardian (UK)
  • Herald Sun (Australia)
  • Honolulu Advertiser (US)
  • Honolulu Weekly (US)
  • Honolulu Star-Bulletin (US)
  • The Independent (UK)
  • Japan Times
  • Journal de Montréal (Canada)
  • Kompas (Indonesia)
  • Kyunghyang Shinmun (S Korea)
  • La Repubblica (Italy)
  • La Stampa (Italy)
  • Mainichi Shinbun (JP)
  • Monterey County Herald
  • New York Times (US)
  • New Zealand Herald
  • OC Register (US)
  • Santa Barbara Independent (US)
  • Shibuya Keizai Shinbun (JP)
  • Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)
  • The Maui News (US)
  • The Sun (UK)
  • Telegraph (UK)
  • Metro (UK)
  • People's Daily (China)
  • TC Palm (US)
  • Xinhua News (China)
  • Xinmin Evening News (China)

Online Media
  • ABC News
  • AOL News / Pixetera
  • ESPN
  • LIFE
  • BBC
  • BBC Brazil
  • BBC India
  • BBC Mundo
  • BBC Russia
  • Conde Nast Traveller (Italy)
  • Conde Nast Traveller (US)
  • Corriere della Sera (Italy)
  • Discovery Channel
  • Elle
  • Fox News
  • Gizmodo
  • Go Pro
  • Huffington Post
  • Huffington Post Japan
  • Hurley
  • MSN (Brazil)
  • Outside Magazine
  • Hurley
  • KLM Airlines (iFly)
  • La Figaro (France)
  • Linternaute (France)
  • My Lohas (Japan)
  • (Public Radio)
  • Popular Photography
  • Quicksilver
  • Reader's Digest
  • Spiegel Online (Germany)
  • Stern (Germany)
  • Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
  • Surf Channel
  • Transit (Japan)
  • Vanity Fair (Spain)
  • Weather Channel
  • Yahoo News



Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Group Exhibition
    Mutuo Centro de Arte
    Barcelona, Spain
    Feb 19 thru Mar 8, 2015

  • Group Exhibition & Festival
    MACBA: Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona, in the El Convent dels Angels
    Barcelona, Spain
    March 14 (Sat), 2015

Current Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibition
    Héritage Maritime Canada
    Old Montreal Port
    Montreal, Canada
    July 2014 - June 2015

  • Exhibition
    Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
    Dana Point, CA, USA
    Permanent Exhibition

Exhibitions Archive

  • Solo Exhibition
    Waves of North Shore

    Gallery X, B1 Floor
    Shibuya PARCO part 1 Bldg
    Shibuya, Tokyo Japan
    July 2014

  • Exhibition
    Aperture Gallery
    547 W 27th St, 4th Floor
    New York, NY
    May 2014

  • Exhibition
    Greenroom Art, Film & Music Festival

    Yokohama, Japan
    May 2014

  • Exhibition
    Seeing Zero
    Milk Gallery
    450 West 15th Street
    New York, NY
    May 2013

  • Solo Exhibition
    Hawaii Photographer Series: Clark Little
    American Savings Bank
    Hawaii (29 cities)
    All 57 locations
    Nov 2012- Jul 2013

  • Exhibition
    Greenroom Gallery Japan
    Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
    May 24- Jun 9, 2013

  • Solo Exhibition
    Clark Little Photo Exhibit
    Parco Logos Gallery
    Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
    December 2012

  • Solo Exhibition
    Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
    Kailua-Kona HI, USA
    Jan 1- Feb 7, 2012

  • Exhibition (award show)
    Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibit
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    Washington D.C
    April 16 - Sept 25, 2011
    *Clark awarded Oceans Photography Award

  • Exhibition
    PDN Outdoor Photo Exhibition
    Hilton Salt Lake City Center
    Salt Late City, Utah
    August, 2011

  • Exhibition
    Greenroom Art, Film & Music Festival

    Yokohama, Japan
    May 2011

  • Solo Exhibition
    Clark Little Solo Show
    Evo Timesinfinity Gallery
    122 NW 36th St
    Seattle, WA 98107
    April 1 - 30, 2011

  • Solo Exhibition
    The W Hotel - San Diego
    San Diego, CA, USA
    July 2010 - May 2011

  • Exhibition
    Science Museum of Virginia
    Richmond, VA, USA
    Jun - Sep, 2010

  • Solo Exhibition
    Surfindian Gallery
    Pacific Beach, CA, USA
    Jul - Aug, 2010

  • Exhibition
    Greenroom Art, Film & Music Festival

    Yokohama, Japan
    May 2010

  • Exhibition
    Ocean Art Gallery
    346 S. Cedros Avenue
    Solana Beach, CA, USA
    April-May, 2010
  • Exhibition
    Hurley Campus
    Costa Mesa, CA, USA
    April 2010

  • Exhibition
    Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art
    Midland, Michigan, USA
    Jan - Apr, 2010

  • Solo Exhibition
    Teeple Hansen Gallery
    Fairfield, Iowa
    Feb - Mar, 2010

  • Exhibition
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    July 2009

  • Solo Exhibition
    Chinatown Boardroom
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    Jan - Mar, 2008


  • Facebook Health Center
    Facebook Campus, Silicon Valley
    Digital prints on canvas.

  • Toyota Netz Showrooms
    Tokyo and Saitama, Japan
    Three 40"x60" aluminum prints (framed) purchased for showroom display.

  • Starbucks Coffee
    Waikiki, Hawaii
    "Garden Isle" is licensed to Starbucks Coffee for their newly remodeled store in Waikiki, Hawaii at the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave. The digital print is 8'x7' and is the main artwork for the store.

  • Bay Photo Signs
    Scotts Valley, California
    "Big Blue" and "Pineapple Express" are licensed to Bay Photo for company signs sized 43"x96" outside their new headquarters and lab.

  • American Savings Bank
    57 Branches throughout Hawaii.
    Photography licensed to American Savings Bank for signage exhibition to be in all American Savings Bank branches in Hawaii. ASB is Hawaii's thrid largest bank.

  • Clark Little Art Car Exhibiton - Toyota City Mega Web Showase
    Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
    Photography licensed to Toyota for month long exhibiton of "Clark Little Toyota FJ Cruiser Art Car" at hip Venus Fort Complex and Toyota City Mega Web Showcase in Tokyo.

  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
    Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
    11 digital prints on aluminum exhibited at the oceanfront Pahuia restaurant, resort ballrooms and courtyard.

  • Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
    Dana Point, CA, USA
    20 pieces displayed throughout the hotel. Largest piece are 6 feet wide.

  • The W Hotel
    San Diego, CA, USA
    14 pieces displayed throughout the hotel. Largest piece is 14'x9' and hangs as the centerpiece in the lobby.

  • Pflueger Honda
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    Two pieces hang in the downtown showroom with the largest piece being 10'x6' at main entrance.

  • Verizon G'z One
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    Four large visuals used for two story Hawaiian themed Verizon Booth at US Open of Surfing. Largest were two 9'x18' pieces of 'Flying Honu' and 'Red Dirt'.

  • Starbucks Coffee
    Waikiki & North Shore, HI, USA
    Various pieces hang in the two stores.

  • Science Museum of Virginia
    Richmond, VA, USA
    Three large wall installations will hang during 2010 Summer. Pieces will then travel throughout Virginia during 2011. Largest piece in middle measurers 10'x6'.

  • Hawaiian Island Creations
    Waikiki, HI, USA
    10' high piece wraps the pole in the center of the Waikiki store.

  • Medical Center
    Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
    Three large pieces including a wall piece 10' x10'.
  Facebook Health Center - Facebook Campus - Silicon Valley
Starbucks Coffee - Waikiki Store - Kapahulu Kalakaua
Apple Stores - Worldwide
Toyota Ntz - Japan
Bay Photo Company Signs
American Savings Bank - Installation

Movie & Book Signing Events

Events Archive

  • Shorebreak Shooting at The Wedge
    Demonstration & Meet
    The Wedge, Newport CA
    September, 2013

  • Hurley Store Lahaina
    Meet & Greet
    Lahaina, Maui
    August, 2013

  • Natures Best Photography Japan Awards & Clark Little Talk Show
    Cafe Nescafe Harajuku
    Shibuya, Tokyo
    June, 2013

  • Meet & Greet + Signing
    Patagonia Oceans Theater
    Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
    Dec 2012

  • Movie & Signing
    Toyota Mega Stage
    Toyota City Showcase
    Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
    May, 2012

  • Movie & Signing
    Heather Brown Gallery
    Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
    May, 2012

  • Movie & Book Signing
    Waimea Ocean Film Festival
    Four Seasons Hualali
    Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
    January, 2012

  • Movie & Book Signing
    Surfer The Bar
    Turtle Bay Resort
    Kahuku, HI, USA
    January, 2012

  • Movie & Book Signing
    Pacific New Media
    University of Hawaii
    Art Auditorium
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    October, 2011

  • Guest Lecturer & Presenter
    Western Neurosurgical Society Conference
    Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Hawaii
    September, 2011

  • Movie & Signing
    Patagonia Oceans Theater
    Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
    May, 2011

  • Movie & Book Signing
    Waimea Ocean Film Festival
    Kahilu Theatre, Big Island
    Kamuela, HI, USA
    January, 2011

  • Movie & Book Signing
    REI Seattle - Flagship Store
    222 Yale Ave N
    Seattle, WA, USA
    September, 2010

  • Movie Event
    Maui Photo Festival
    Hyatt Regency Maui
    Kaanapali, HI, USA
    August, 2010

  • Movie & Book Signing
    Featured Artist Program
    University of Hawaii
    Pacific New Media
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    August, 2010

  • Movie & Book Signing
    Evo Headquarters
    Seattle, WA, USA
    June, 2010

  • Movie & Book Signing
    5th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    May, 2010

  • Movie & Book Signing
    Artist Feature Program
    University of Hawaii
    Pacific New Media
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    February, 2010

  • Movie Event
    California Surf Festival
    Brooks Theater
    Oceanside, CA, USA
    November, 2009

  • Movie Event
    Swell - An Evening of Art Inspired by the Ocean
    Whistler Conference Centre
    Whistler, BC, Canada
    September, 2009

  • Movie Event
    Maui Photo Festival
    Hyatt Regency Maui
    Kaanapali, HI, USA
    September, 2009

  • Movie Event
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    July, 2009

  • Movie Event
    The Shorebreak Art
    Ocean Beach, CA, USA
    July, 2009

  • Movie Event
    The Shorebreak Art
    The Dream Inn
    Santa Cruz, CA, USA
    July, 2009

Awards & Recognition

  • Oceans Photography Award
    Awarded May, 2011
    Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
    Award winning photographs exhibited at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC Apr 16 - Sep 25, 2011
    Award presented May, 2011

  • Highly Honored Photographer: Endangered Species
    Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
    Photography of endangered green sea turtles in the surf
    Award presented May, 2011

  • 2011 The Great Outdoors PDN
    Photo District News
    Beaches, Island and Underwater Category Winner
    Annual awards for outdoor photography presented by monthly trade publication for professional photography, Photo District News (PDN). "Rainbow Shave Ice" was one of 7 winning photographs awarded in this category.
    September, 2011

  • Maggie Award
    Best Series of Editorial Photographs
    Western Publishing Association
    Magazine: Sierra
    Article: View From the Vortex
    May, 2011

  • Pele Award for Photography
    American Advertising Federation - Hawaii
    Magazine: The Kahala
    Article: Breaking Point
    April, 2010

  • Photograph of the Year
    Geo Magazine
    People's Choice Award
    February, 2010

Clark Little Shorebreak, North Shore Hawaii

Clark Little at work on the North Shore of Hawaii

Clark Little - Surfing Waimea Bay Shorebreak

Clark Little surfing Waimea Bay shorebreak 1990's

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