"K1 racing with Monizs and McGills! @dax_mcgill @finnstagrom @sethmoniz @joshmoniz @isaiahmoniz @kaimsurf @kaitokino Cole, Taichi. Where you at @maineikinimaka @maluhiakinimaka @tatiwest @madeline_peterson @moana17 @kailani_jones Come race with us!" (taken at K1 Speed)
"#nssanationals PLEASE hire more judges!!! 3 judges, 6 men final. Try missed Cole's wave in the FINAL! Kids work way too hard for this. Stop being cheap and hire judges! Judges already have hard enough job even with 5 of them at the time. It's impossible to judge 6 surfers with just 3 judges. I'm pissed again this year!!!" (taken at Southside HB Pier)
"Keep the photos coming! Our Cali trip IG photo contest. Tag your cool photo of Cali wagon and tag #808gromswagon ! The photo we like the best gets an Oakley shade! Our wagon is not hard to spot since its so pimp! Haha. #nssanationals " (taken at Southside HB Pier)
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.