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Tyler Rooke is an award-winning landscape photographer based on the island of Maui. His images often depict nature in peaceful settings or places that evoke happiness.

Born 1986 in Southern California Tyler grew up on the beach surfing, fishing and diving. He got serious about extreme sports photography around 2005.

In 2008 he began traveling to the Pacific archipelagos of Hawai'i and Fiji as a freelance surf photographer. He soon found himself immersed with the Polynesian culture, surreal seascapes and kindhearted locals before taking up permanent residence on the Valley Isle of Maui and fulfilling his life-long dream of selling his art full-time.

Tyler's intense love and respect of Hawaii's landscapes inspired him to put these images to print. His images of Maui and the region as a whole are beautiful reflections of island life, capturing the purity of light & intensity of color so typical from the tropics. His inspiration derives from Maui's spectacular natural features, beautiful bays and beachesHis latest photography travels have taken him around the world in places like Australia, Indonesia, México, Caribbean & French Polynesia.

Awards & Publications

MAUI NOW: Maui County Weather | September 2020

HAWAI'I Magazine Instagram Feature | October 2019

Canon USA Instagram Feature | April 2019

AirVuz United By Drone: Namotu | September 2018

Surfline Spot Check: San Onofre, CA | September 2018

Surfline West Coast and Hawaii Fall Outlook | May 2017

Floetry a California non-profit surf film created by Tyler Rooke | May 2017

Dream Homes Orange County Vol. 190 cover | May 2016

MNN | 8 heart-shaped islands to inspire your next getaway | February 2017


Surfline Photo Challenge Finalist | August 2016

The Inertia | Science Explains Why Humans Love the Ocean so Much | July 2016

Hippy Tree | Blog: Hunting Tubes | June 2016

Surfline Tripline Winner | Maui No Ka Oi | April 2016

Surfline Photo Challenge Finalist | December 2015

The Inertia | 7 Life-Changing Ways To Maintain Your Vacation Buzz | November 2015

Surfline Photo Challenge Finalist | November 2015

Surfline Photo Challenge Finalist | August 2015

The Inertia | Lowers Hurley Pro | September 2015

Surfline | Being There : San Clemente | May 2015

The Inertia Spot Check | Honolua Bay | January 2015

The Inertia | 12 Bitchin’ Photos of Tavarua | January 2015

The Inertia | California to Fiji | November 2014

Surfline Photo Challenge Finalist | November 2014


Adobe, Fine Art America, Pixels, Maui Boutique Weddings, Travel+Leisure Magazine, Pacific Media Group, Maui Now News, Surfrider Foundation, Air Vūz, Riviera Paddlesurf, Hippy Tree, Log Rap, Surfline, Dream Homes Magazine, Christian Wach Inc, Moffett Properties, SmugMug, Berkshire Hathaway, Weather Channel Inc, The Inertia, Scott Kidd & Associates, Getty Images, Shutterstock & Toes on the Nose.

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