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John Bilderback

John Bilderback is an internationally recognized ocean sports photographer. As a SURFER Magazine Senior Staff photographer for twenty years on the infamous North Shore of Oʻahu, his photographs have been on dozens of covers and hundreds of magazine pages. Now a member of the board of directors of the North Shore Community Land Trust, his lifelong love for the ocean has led him to care deeply about stewardship of the land as well. When Hōkūleʻa came to Haleʻiwa in 2013, he became deeply captivated by the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, and the mission ultimately drew him in. Describing it as “the greatest group of people” and “the most meaningful thing” he’s ever been part of, he is now traveling extensively to shoot a book about the voyage, which will be published by Patagonia in the fall of 2017. He has just completed his training to become a core crew member. Photo: Maui Tauotaha

Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope
With the wind in the high twenties and minimal sail up, Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia sail into Te Ava Mo‘a, the Sacred Pass to Taputapuātea. Photo: John Bilderback
Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope
Jennifer Allen & John Bilderback

Part 6, Tahiti

5 min Read
Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope
Photo: John Bilderback
Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope
Jennifer Allen, Jennifer Allen & John Bilderback & John Bilderback

Part 5, Long Live Hōkūleʻa

8 min Read
Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope
Photo: John Bilderback
Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope
Jennifer Allen & John Bilderback

Part 3, New Zealand

6 min Read
Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope
Photo: John Bilderback
Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope
Jennifer Allen & John Bilderback

Part 2, The Sāmoan Way

7 min Read
Mālama Honua: Hōkūleʻa’s Voyage of Hope
Photo: John Bilderback
Mālama Honua: Hōkūleʻa’s Voyage of Hope
Jennifer Allen, Jennifer Allen & John Bilderback & John Bilderback

Part 1, The Curtain of Time

7 min Read

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