Born and raised outside of Chicago, Tommy Pierucki doesn’t come from a long line of surfers or photographers. But despite his roots, Pierucki was destined for a life behind the lens and on the water.
In the early 2000s, Pierucki took a trip to Honolulu to visit his sister and tried surfing for the first time at baby Queens. He was instantly hooked. After returning home, he learned as much about the island as he could and in 2013, Pierucki and his wife officially relocated to Oahu. Once on the island, Pierucki became a regular in the lineup and captivated by the idea of capturing the incredible surfing he witnessed daily.