"Happy birthday @tammymoniz!! She's such a great mother figure to all surfer groms! With @keliamoniz @joshmoniz @sethmoniz @noamizuno @coleyamakawa @rosyhodge @brunasschmitz @mahinaaaaa @imaikalani_devault @sierrallarsen "
"All you can eat yakiniku for @joshmoniz's birthday! Thank you @feartofaith @instajihmoon!! With @genasano10 @sethmoniz @loa_ng @joshmoniz @tammymoniz @mahinaaaaa @coleyamakawa Last year when Ji treated us, @kaitokino won the next day, so expect some of these groms to win tomorrow!!" (taken at Cham Sut Gol Korean BBQ)
"@mahinaaaaa @dbrue5 @owe808 @britroza all surfing tomorrow at the event so having a chill session at Salt Creek. No aggressive crowds, fun waves, just right to keep them in the water but not get them too tired. " (taken at Salt Creek Beach)
"@bruehawaii, Just finished fixing @dbrue5's board. Why does it seem like this always happen to magic boards @vessosurf? It's all good now tho, Devin and the board will be ready for his heat in the USA Championships tomorrow!!"
"Spent a day at Waikiki at the @roxy event. It was nice to see @keliamoniz stoking out bunch of groms! It's crazy how one of my original groms I used to drive around is now one of roxy's main girls and being a role model to many young girls. I'm very proud of you Sister!! " (taken at Waikiki)
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.