October 24th, 2013 | By | 367 Comments

Packing for Pipemasters SWELL Surf Photographer Domenic's Picks For Shooting on Hawaii's North Shore


 It’s been a career year for Domenic Mosquiera. After making the finals for the Follow the Light Foundation Surf Photography Grant and being featured in countless publications with his watershots at Teahupo’o,  he’s headed to Hawaii’s North Shore to capture the world title race at Pipemasters and posting up at Jamie O’Brien house to capture epic JOB free-surf sessions.

We styled Dom out with Official Billabong Pro Gear and VonZipper shades for the heavy-water season. See more core gear he’s packing for Pipe. Housing ports


My weapon of choice is a Dale Kobetich housing for my Canon Mark IV.  Dale has been making my housings for 3 years now and has become a good friend. His craftsmanship is amazing and we all owe him for his developments in pistol grip housing technology.

Mounted on the housing standard fisheye port (Canon 8-15), beside it is the large dome for those great over-under shots, then there’s my small 50mm port and then my larger zoom gear 70-200 when I sit a bit further away and adjust the distance to my subject.

Still working up to a pro housing? Grab a GoPro for hi-def water angles.

Swim Gear


Performance Stretch Boardshorts: They leave me rash-free and allow me to move freely for hours of shooting.

1mm Surf Top:  A versatile jacket that protects from UV rays, chilly afternoon breezes, and a little protection in case I hit the reef.

Ocean Helmet: When it gets big and getting bounced off the reef or hit by my own housing.

Swim fins:  My fin of choice as it is Vipers or Tahiti, but most photogs on the North Shore are usingDafin.

Omer mask: When i shoot underwater or go spearfishing.




Pelican 1560 hard case:  For bullet-proof travel with my housings gear

Dakine Reload backpack: Amazing backpacks for all my photo gear. Includes dividers and all the pockets needed for accessories

Dakine Cyclone Dry Bag: This dry bag is essential for me when shooting on the boat or rainy days.  Keeps all my gear dry and is a great place to store your wet shorts or top when on a trip.   Me_bag Me_OTW Me_wave Me-Teahupoo_bridge

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