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.

Runtime: 6 minutes

Watch Part OneWatch Part Two

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

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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