Behind the Scenes: Kauai

All the behind the scenes goodness from our recent catalog shoot in Kauai, Hawaii — except the blackmail-worthy stuff, of course
April 20, 2017Words by Huckberry StaffPhotos by Huckberry Staff

Editor's Note: Mark Twain called Hawaii "one long delicious summer day," and having recently spent a week exploring Kauai for our first Spring Catalog we have to agree. Hawaii’s northernmost island was the perfect proving ground for all our favorite spring gear, and we had the dream team to put it to the test: the greatest surfer of all-time, Kelly Slater; local Kauai legend and shark advocate, Mike Coots; Huckberry Ambassador and former pro surfer Mikey DeTemple; our buddy (and ace poke chef) Mychael Henry and, of course, our Chrysler Town & Country rental minivan. We hope you enjoy the excerpt below, and that our adventures in Kauai inspire you to take a trip of your own. 

 

Making a catalog is hard work. A lot of hard work. But behind all of the glossy pages, tubular waves, and celebrity interviews are the fun moments that bring a team together and make for some damn good memories. 

One man, two different sides. Head of Brand Partnerships Ben O'Meara makes friends for Huckberry. 

 

Pound it. 

 

You can't tell, but Mikey Detemple, pictured on the right, is actually running from one of the majestic beasts pictured on the left. At least, we're not sure what else he would be running from in this picture. 

 

Something seems to be missing here, but we can't quite put our finger on it...

 

The video crew hard at work framing up the shot. Find more of their work here and here

 

Whether it was wide angle landscapes or close ups of a poke bowl, the video crew captured every moment. 

 

You versus the guy she tells you not to worry about. 

 

The catalog team hardly workin'...I mean, hard at work. 

 

This post is part of our Spring 2017 Catalog in Kauai. Explore some of our other Kauaian adventures below:

Exclusive interview with Pro Surfer Kelly Slater 

Hiking with Shark Advocate with Mike Coots

Provisions: Yellowfin Tuna Poké Bowl

Provisions: Hawaiian Monk Beer Cocktail

 

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