Born and raised in the North Shore, professional photographer Brent Bielmann fell in love with the ocean at a very young age. Using his passion for the ocean as a driving force behind his creativity, Brent has produced some incredible imagery. This season, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Brent to create Pipe, a limited edition Quick-Dry towel. Seen above, our 100% sustainable towel features this beautiful photo Brent captured of the infamous surf reef break during a great afternoon. In celebration of our collaboration, we chatted with Bielmann about his definition of paradise. Hint: It's the Pipeline.
Camera used: Canon 1DX Mark II
"To me, Pipeline is my paradise. It has given me my career and is where I am most content. I have spent countless hours out there swimming around. I have had the most memorable moments of my life there and have also had the worst beating of my life there. I grew up just a stones throw away from there and hope to spend the rest of my days on that stretch of beach."
BB: Early morning moonset as one of the first surfers paddles out to Pipeline.
BB: A perfect peak during one of the Dahui backdoor shootout contests.
BB: An empty wave during the golden hour. I just loved the shape of how the lip though out on this wave.
BB: Pipeline slab on the first reef.
BB: Bruce Irons standing tall on a wave he opted to kick out of. To me, there's something about this image that just stops time in its tracks. I love the feeling of this moment.
BB: Probably the most famous image I’ve had the pleasure of capturing at Pipeline. Guilherme Tamega frozen in time in a massive Pipeline backlash.