It would be difficult to name any location that has been more affected and altered by the camera than Oahu’s famous North Shore. Thanks in part to the power of the photographic image; the population of the North Shore has grown to accommodate 18,000 residents and more than two million annual visitors, all in an area just 7 miles long, between precipitous mountain cliffs and the vast Pacific Ocean. The North Shore was once a remote and undocumented playground to Hawaiian Royalty, but with the introduction of the railroad, the Haleiwa hotel and finally big-wave surfers, Oahu’s North Shore has become more of a 24-hour carnival than a lazy country town. Life-long North Shore resident and talented photographer Adam Palmer has captured the many facets of this “seven-mile miracle” and Will Hoover has covered the North Shore beat in the Honolulu Advertiser since 2002. North Shore is a fantastic and beautiful photographic ride from Laie to Waimea Bay.

Photographer: Adam Palmer

Author: Will Hoover