"So stoked I got to be there for Olivia and Maya's contest debut!! Thanks @mace_mull @mrsrockypoint @wongwayz @sasa_bear01 for letting me be part of this awesome day! Also thank you #NorthShoreMenehuneContest for an amazing event!"
"Another reason why I love @rissmoore10! She had a bbq for everyone at her home break, kewalos, this evening to thank them for their support. Girls got to hangout and talk to Carissa all evening. What other world champ in any sports do that?!?!"
"@rissmoore10, the champ, got a puppy. Yes Carissa, I'd love to watch your "black dog" while you're traveling! I'll take great care of him... Give him shoyu bath and all. BBQ at my house all my Asian friends! Haha jk... Or am I?!?!?"
"Amazing job @rissmoore10!! Congrats!! The World Title and the event win. You are one amazing girl! Yay #townie !! Btw, you owe me some sleep. Haha. Nah nah, was worth staying up watching you kick ass!!"
"Got to surf with this JPSA pro surfer, @kaitokino! So stoked for this kid! Thank you @in4mation_ @islandathlete #MinamiSurfboards #WorldForceWetsuits @Freaktractions @PalmLeaf1 for supporting this kid! "
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.