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New Book - Clark Little: The Art of Waves


Clark Little: The Art of Waves

By Clark Little with Jamie Brisick 
Foreword by Kelly Slater
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Over 150 images
  • 10"x10" size
  • ISBN 9781984859785
  • Published by Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House
  • $40.00 (US Dollar)

Book to be released in April, 2022

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New Clark Little hardcover book will be released in April, 2022. We are taking pre-order signups at  You will be one of the first to be notified when the book is released and available to purchase.

Award-winning wave photographer Clark Little shares his most remarkable photographs from inside the breaking wave, with a foreword by world surfing champion Kelly Slater. 

Surfer and photographer Clark Little creates deceptively peaceful pictures of waves by placing himself under the deadly lip as it is about to hit the sand. "Clark's view" is a rare and dangerous perspective of waves from the inside out. Thanks to his uncanny ability to get the perfect shot—and live to share it—Little has garnered a devout audience, been the subject of award-winning documentaries, and become one of the world's most recognizable wave photographers.

Clark Little: The Art of Waves compiles over 150 of his images, including crystalline breaking waves, the diverse marine life of Hawaii, and mind-blowing aerial photography. This collection features his most beloved pictures, as well as work that has never been published in book form, with Little's stories and insights throughout. Journalist Jamie Brisick contributes essays on how Clark gets the shot, how waves are created, swimming with sharks, and more.

With a foreword by eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and an afterword by the author on his photographic practice and technique, Clark Little: The Art of Waves offers a rare view of the wave for us to enjoy from the safety of land.


Clark Little: The Art of Waves - front cover



Clark Little: The Art of Waves - back cover


"For years Clark would voluntarily put his life on the line riding his surfboard at the Waimea Bay shorebreak to experience brief moments of bliss. He was training to become one of the world's most amazing water photographers. Luckily for the rest of us, Clark survived all that for someone to put a camera in his hand. And now we get to experience up-close these moments of bliss."

          –Jack Johnson, musician and environmentalist


"Clark Little is an award-winning master of aquatic photography."

          –Roy Furchgott, New York Times


"One of the most visible and respected water photographers in the world... Clark Little has taken the closeout shorebreak by his home and turned it into high art seen around the world."

          –Keith Hamm, ESPN


"I have been in the ocean my whole life, and to witness her beauty through Clark’s eyes and images always impacts me. His unique perspective and the intimacy he creates allows me to see waves in a new and different way."

          –Laird Hamilton, big-wave surfer and author of Force of Nature


"There are special moments in nature when the culmination of a wave's energy breaks free into fantastical forms. Clark’s exceptional skill is meeting the apex of this energy and capturing it to share these final and most magnificent of manifestations."

          –Mike Stewart, bodyboarding world champion