Life in Hawaii revolves around the ocean, the tides, and the island’s white-sand beaches
Hawaii-born Mike Coots was five years old when he caught his first wave on a bully board. A passionate surfer ever since, Coots feels more at home on and in the water than anywhere else. If he’s not riding waves, you’ll find Mike exploring the seafloor with a camera in hand, taking photos of sharks.
Fred Farrel did not grow up in Hawaii but has lived on the island his whole adult life, enthusiastic about the ocean and surfing. Over the years, Fred has become something of an expert on Kaneohe Bay and its 79 patch reefs. At over 90 years old, he still goes to the ocean almost daily, whether it is swimming, diving, body boarding, or doing shallow water reef photography.