"Tent, drinks, chairs, etc so kids who don't have anywhere to hangout got place to chill during the contest. Hauling everything back after the event is the most pain in the ass part. Thanks Brice and @jennaableu for helping carrying video equipments and Jenna for taking this photo of me struggling. Haha"
"Proud Lau family! @zekelau did it! Juggling school (and not regular school, but Kamehameha) and surfing. Hope the surfing world is ready, he gets to travel now! @llau85 @saaarahlau " (taken at Neal S. Blaisdell Center)
"Wow, T&C hooked it up from their Grom contest!! Giveaway coming up real soon on Novus Swell! Pad, shirts, DVDs, socks, hat, sunglasses, etc. one lucky person is going to win them all! Thanks @tandcsurf!" (taken at T&C Surf Designs)
So here it is. I figured I should do this so people can see what is up with my life.
I'm a surf photographer here in Hawaii and also the owner of Novus Swell.
When I started shooting surfing, i realized i was floting around right next to other photogs trying to capture all the pros. So I figured why not shoot all the groms who are not getting enough exposures in the industry. So now i mostly shoot Hawaii's grom surfers.
After a while, i realized there are not much market for shots of groms... Specially Hawaii kids since all the big surf companies are in California.
So instead of convincing big surf companies that they should be using Hawaii kids for their ads and promotions (which would've been a full time job on it's own), i started Novus Swell.
Novus Swell features Hawaii's grom surfers. We come up with a new video webisode every Tuesday showcasing Hawaii's groms.