"Wow! So proud of @maluhiakinimaka ! She does everything from surfing, jr lifeguard, swimming, and now a future Stanford University student! Great job juggling sports, school, family, friends, and many more and achieving many things in everything you do! AND staying super humble and thankful for everything she got. I know it's not easy specially being a teenager with so much temptations and peer pressure to do bad things. Great job Maluhia! Proud of you!"
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.