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12 Epic Instagrams You Must Follow for a Glimpse at North Shore’s Massive Surf

When in doubt, don’t go out. Or just scroll through these Instagram feeds.


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Surf’s up! With the Billabong Pipe Masters and the Vans Triple Crown surf competitions happening this week, just about everyone on O‘ahu wants to check out the massive waves that are rolling in on the North Shore. Unfortunately, you can’t just ditch your 9-to-5 job to drive to the other side of the island. We feel your pain, so we decided to compile a list of Instagram accounts that showcase the beautiful and enormous waves that you’re missing out on. 

 

1. Zak Noyle 

 

 

A photo posted by Zak Noyle (@zaknoyle) on

 

You may recognize Zak Noyle’s work in our Mauka to Makai issue (his photo was featured on the cover), or from SURFER Magazine, where he is a senior staff photographer. Noyle dives deep and takes a few hits to capture beautiful and massive waves. Take a look at his Instagram and you’ll see what we mean. Fun fact: His father is commercial photographer Ric Noyle

 

2. Clark Little 

 

 

A video posted by clark little (@clarklittle) on

 

Clark Little, duh. He captures vibrant and mesmerizing photos of waves at shorebreak. With more than 1.2 million followers, he’s kind of a big deal. Watch the video above. 

 

3. Alex Kilauano

 

 

A photo posted by Alex Kilauano (@alexkilauano) on

 

This Kailua native is a videographer for SURFER Magazine and showcases his work on IG. You’ll find gorgeous videos and photos of the Pacific Ocean in all its natural beauty.

 

4. Eric Sterman 

 

 

A video posted by Eric Sterman (@ericsterman) on

 

Eric Sterman is a drone guy. He captures pro surfers including Carissa Moore, John Florence, Jamie O’Brien and others from the sky. This talented North-Shore surfer/photographer/videographer has a knack for filming in a unique perspective. Watch the video above.

 

SEE ALSO: 2015 SURFER POLL AWARDS

 

5. Jake Marote 

 

 

It’s hard to imagine that Jake Marote started his passion for photography with an iPhone, before upgrading to a GoPro and finally a professional DSLR camera with a water housing. Since then, his IG has been filled with euphoric shots of crashing waves. 

 

6. Brooke Dombroski 

 

 

Brooke Dombroski captures more than just beautiful surf images–she also epitomizes the beach lifestyle. Live out your endless summer dreams through her Instagram, and try not to get too jealous.

 

7. Vans Triple Crown Surf 

 

 

Can’t make it to the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing? Go straight to the official source for all the latest updates.

 

8. Jaime O’Brien (JOB) 

 

 

A video posted by Jamie O’Brien (@whoisjob) on

 

Who is JOB? You may see him doing crazy stunts on his YouTube channel, stuff like sewer surfing. But if you want to see POV shots of him surfing in barrels, this IG is for you. Watch the video above.

 

9. World Surf League 

 

 

A photo posted by World Surf League (@wsl) on

 

Get updates on the Billabong Pipe Masters competition. The World Surf League broadcasts surf competitions live on its website, which is mobile-friendly, too. 

 

10. Reggie Abbott

 

 

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If you’re not into watching surf videos or epic wipeouts, take a look at this calming IG. Reggie Abbot captures waves in an artistic way, as if time could stand still. Or it could remind you of that stomach-dropping scene in Interstellar. Either way, it’s still beautiful.

 

11. Billy Kemper 

 

 

A photo posted by Billy Kemper (@billykemper) on

 

Professional surfer, or professional thrill-seeker? You may have seen photos of Billy Kemper charging massive waves for the Pe‘ahi Challenge on Maui (and winning the tournament), but you can also catch footage of him riding waves at Pipeline on his account.  

 

12. Billabong 

 

 

A video posted by Billabong (@billabong) on

 

After all, it is called the Billabong Pipe Masters. Watch the video above. 

 

READ MORE STORIES BY BRITTNEY NITTA-LEE

 

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