"This guy... @kaitokino. Proud of this kid doing well at @volcom #pipepro. No main sponsors, always been an un-noticed guy by the industry since he's a kid. Glad he got good group of people (family and friends) supporting him even tho they don't have much to give like major companies do. At this event, he showed the world with hard work and right support from good people can do amazing things. Good job Kaito. Proud of you. Btw, they taking top 8 hawaii surfers into the Pipe master? If so, you're equal 7th finisher! Pic: @tammymoniz "
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.