"Got my hands on @teppeitajima and @bricesurfboards' prototype board for Projec-t. The board works super well! 田嶋プロとBriceのProjec-t用のプロトタイプのボード今日乗ってみました。めちゃ良かったです！日本の皆さん http://projec-tsurfboard.com からオーダー出来ます！"
"Flight checking in time reflects how we are as people. @noamizuno and I came with only few minutes to spare while @maluhiakinimaka and @maineialoha were here way before us. Bye bye So Cal!!" (taken at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))
"She did amazing AGAIN! 3,000 miles in 3 weeks taking us everywhere with AC cranking and all! Oil change, a wash and i personally vacuum the crap out of it for an hour. She's all happy. See you in late Aug my Cali pimp ride!"
"Congrats @sethmoniz for open jr win!! Picked the photo hiding @coleyamakawa and @joshmoniz cuz they really wanted to be in the photo. It's all about Seth in this photo guys!! Haha" (taken at Southside HB Pier)
"Explore men's finalist @coleyamakawa, aka PuddyCat, dominated his heat in open mens against kids with all kinds of major sponsors. Proving something is wrong... Again. Thanks you #zeroonewetsuits @dizmeyewear @cykosurf @bricesurfboards and #unknownsurfboards for helping him out. " (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.