On Friday night, friends, family and plenty of people looking to party congregated in Honolulu’s Chinatown to celebrate the screening of Zak Noyle’s mini biopic film, Red Bull Momentum. Based out of Honolulu, Noyle, who’s built a reputation for himself as one of the sport’s leading water photographers, had plenty to smile about. Earlier in the day, the SURFER senior photagrapher learned that he’d just won SURFER’s Photo of the Year Award. And last night, standing at the bar with lei stacked up to his ears, looking toward the red-brick walls dressed with oversized posters of his favorite images, you couldn’t wipe the smile from his face. “This has to be one of the best days ever,” said Noyle. “2012 is already off to a great year. Thanks to everyone for supporting me. I’m so stoked. I can’t wait for the rest of the year.”
The film, which follows Noyle as he documents some of surfing’s most harrowing moments, takes you inside the joyous and at times life-threatening world of a SURFER water photagrapher. With footage and cameos featuring the likes of Jamie O’Brien, Jesse Merle Jones, and others, if you get a chance, Zak’s film is definitely worth checking out. On behalf of the SURFER family, congrats on an epic year, Zak.