Zak Noyle ’ 04

Moment of Calm

This was shot at Pipeline, on the North Shore of O‘ahu, a moment of calm before the approaching storm, but just like these times, the storm will pass. Find your solitude and ride the wave.

Award-winning surf photographer Zak Noyle is an island guy with a lifelong love of the sea. Based on O‘ahu, he spends countless hours in the water, creating dramatic imagery and artful interpretations of the world’s most magnificent oceans. His father, Ric Noyle, also a photographer, introduced him to a camera at an early age, and by the time Zak was a freshman at Punahou, he already had photos in ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Transworld Surf. In 2010, at age 25, he became a senior staff photographer of Surfer Magazine, a position he still holds. He shoots across the globe, and his images have appeared in many national publications and advertising campaigns, including for Chanel, Apple, Michael Phelps and Mastercard. He has also won numerous awards, including “Best Photo of the Year” by Surfer Magazine in 2011. See more of Zak’s work at

© Zak Noyle

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