Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

Ever wondered what Hawaii’s famous waves look like from the inside? Marco Mitre, a photographer and noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army, shares the beauty of the coast along the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The spectacular palette of colors from the waves reflecting the summer sun is enough to transport you to dreams of the tropical Pacific. (Caters News)

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Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

Photographer Marco Mitre, 39, said: “The water is very warm in Hawaii, so I can get away with a pair of board shorts and a rash guard in the water. During bigger waves, swim fins are a necessity to help fight through the water.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)

Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

“I started photography in August 2015 and ventured into surf and ocean photography in February 2016.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)

Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

“I’m a very outgoing person and love thrill-seeking. I grew up in and around the ocean, and feel that I get a major release from the constant flow of water — basically like therapy.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)

Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

“There’s always dangers in the ocean. It’s not a very forgiving place to take photos, and when you are not paying attention to your surroundings you can be caught by surprise from a big surf or predators.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)

Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

“I have sustained a few injuries out there. I’ve been wiped out and had the housing for my camera crack me in the head.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)

Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

“I had to get about four staples for that injury, and I have had my fair share of cuts and bruises from the reef below.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)

Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

“Just this year I suffered a ruptured eardrum from getting smacked by a pretty powerful wave. I’m pretty excited to see my images, but I like most showing them to everyone and seeing what they like and how moved they are by them.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)

Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

“I really enjoy making others happy, so I get a major kick out of them commenting on my social media pages.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)

Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

“I really appreciate everyone who enjoys the images and would like to invite them to like or follow my Facebook and Instagram pages @MarcoMitrePhotography. Thank you for your support.” (Photo: Marco Mitre/Caters News)