Waialea Bay, The Big Island of Hawaii

This small cove on the west side of Hawaii's Big Island is a treasure. I grew up on this beach, met my first crush, had my first kiss, got drunk, nearly died surfing the point and fell in love with my wife on this sand. It's a magical place. Surrounded by lava, it's an oasis from the world and a reminder to soak in the moments along the journey. The sand slopes gently into the water and the bay is protected, leaving a thriving community of marine life. Sand, rocks, deeply weathered Keawe trees and a sense of seclusion..... 

Mark Ley has been a fiercely active Marketing Professional for the last 15 years with expertise in web design, digital strategies, social media and content creation. He has consistently helped businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs with marketing and digital branding strategies, while developing his own passion as a professional photographer. Mark has worked extensively in the fields of hospitality, music and lifestyle branding. Providing opportunities for people to pursue their aspirations has been the hallmark of Mark’s approach to the numerous projects he has been involved with.  Mark calls the the town of Waimea on the Big Island his home rand esides there with his wife and thirteen year old daughter.