Sitka Gear Recruits Bowhunter, Big-Wave Surfer for 2-Part Film Series

Surfing, spearfishing, hunting, living close to nature — that’s what this high-stakes athlete is all about.

Maui, Hawaii local Mark Healey is a waterman and professional big-wave surfer, but he’s also a bowhunter. “When it’s high-stakes bowhunting, I probably have as much or more adrenaline than surfing giant waves,” said Healey. “You get nervous — full buck fever.”

For Healey, hunting on and around the Hawaiian Islands is a way to honor traditional methods of hunting and gathering as well as trading within a local food system. With nearly all the island’s food being imported, hunting is a way to achieve “food independence.”

In this film series, “The Last Punk Rock Thing Left,” Healey talks spearfishing, hunting, and the appreciation for wild meat, fish, and game.

Watch Part OneWatch Part Two

Sitka Gear produced the “The Last Punk Rock Thing Left” film series. 

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Mary Murphy

Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has been writing professionally for more than six years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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