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10.16.18 | Published in The Surfers Journal! | Maui Surf Photographer Nick Ricca

i woke up to a great surprise today. A fresh copy of The Surfer’s Journal was in my mailbox, Volume 27.5, the October/November 2018 Issue. In this issue is a feature on Cliff Kapono, an incredible Hawaiian surfer and scientist. One of my photos of him from last winter at Pe’ahi made the cut and was published!

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As a kid, I loved flipping through surf magazines just to see all of the cool pictures. The flawless waves, far off locations, and exciting stories drew me in. Now that I’m a bit older, and print mags are dying in favor of social media and the digital era, I get so stoked to flip through something physical and see photos that got me into this in the first place.

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Mahalo Cliff for charging and being a great human, and The Surfer’s Journal, for keeping the dream alive. If you aren’t subscribed to their magazine you should be, and check out the feature! Till next time.

2.22.18 | Landon McNamara & Mason Pilar at the Maui Tropical Plantation | Maui Music Photographer Nick Ricca

2.22.18 | Landon McNamara & Mason Pilar at the Maui Tropical Plantation | Maui Music Photographer Nick Ricca

Shooting live music is one of my favorite ways to spend an evening. Add some rain to the mix and it gets even better. Last Saturday, Landon McNamara and friends came through the Maui Tropical Plantation for the second stop of their island tour. The venue was packed. The vibes were right. The set was stellar.

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2.10.18 | MAUI YOUTH RIDE THE REUSABLE WAVE | Photos + Blog for REEF

2.10.18 | MAUI YOUTH RIDE THE REUSABLE WAVE | Photos + Blog for REEF

Reef Partners with Rob Machado Foundation to help Haiku Elementary School's fight against single use plastic and impact on the environment. Photos and Article by Nick Ricca.

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1.31.18 | Drone Shots of Big Waves at Pe'ahi | Maui Surf Photographer Nick Ricca

1.31.18 | Drone Shots of Big Waves at Pe'ahi | Maui Surf Photographer Nick Ricca

I recently started shooting aerial photos and video with the DJI Mavic Pro. I'm a bit late to the drone game but I have to say it's one of the funnest ways to create content. I love viewing familiar places from new perspectives.

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12.19.17 | Family Portrait Sessions for the Holidays | Maui Photographer Nick Ricca

The holidays are a time for family. I recently shot a portrait session with one of my best friends, Maika'i, and his family. He's the youngest of four boys, and for the first time in a few years all of the brothers are home on Maui for the holidays. We got together for a sunset session and had a great time! The sunset was epic. I love how it shines through the valley in the image below. I'm filling up a few more slots for December, book your shoot today! 

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12.18.17 | Steven Tyler and Willie Nelson at the Maui Songwriters Festival. | Maui Music Photographer Nick Ricca

12.18.17 | Steven Tyler and Willie Nelson at the Maui Songwriters Festival. | Maui Music Photographer Nick Ricca

I recently had the opportunity to shoot the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. The four day event featured some incredible artists, including Eric Church, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, and more.

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