Posts filed under SURF

iPhone Diaries: October 2016

As pivotal as October was for me professionally, emotionally, physically, it was also equally effortless. I attribute this ease to the balance of life ... slowly but surely learning to accept the good with the bad, relinquish control, enjoy the mundane, and find beauty wherever I go.

Breathe in peace, exhale anxiety . . . everything is just a gift. All of which I'm undeserving . . .

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Posted on October 25, 2016 and filed under WORDS, PHOTOGRAPHY, OCEAN, LIFESTYLE, SURF.

Herewith Magazine

I'm so honored to have been featured alongside other women I work with and share this beautiful Hawai'i with in the first issue of Herewith Magazine

If you haven't already heard about this brand new mag, I hope that you'll pick up an issue online today ... the quality is gorgeous, huge images of art/fashion/surf/travel --- all of the things we can't get enough of in the days of wanderlust + internet envy ... 

Give them a follow on IG as well, if you're into beautifully curated feeds, of course: @herewithmagazine X

Check out my online profile here: http://herewith.com/hawaiian-renaissance/
And be sure to pick up an issue for the full story on myself and these radical ladies: @haakeaulana @ambermozo + @ladyslider

Photos: Daniel Russo
Beauty: Jasmine Mullins
Haku: Meleana

Posted on August 15, 2016 and filed under LIFESTYLE, FASHION, PHOTOGRAPHY, OCEAN, SURF, TRAVEL.

HOT HAWAIIAN SUMMER @ the SurfJack

There's a new boutique hotel popping up in Waikiki and we're kind of obsessed. Not only is the Surfjack hotel vintage-cool, but it came at the perfect time ... Because Waikiki is our stomping grounds for summer swells + summer scenes ...
[ give them a follow on instagram: @thesurfjack ]

I teamed up with the masterminds behind BikiniBird, model goddess Malia Murphey, + fabulous hair/makeup lady Jasmine Mullins on an editorial. You can find all of these hot bikinis at www.bikinibird.com. Hope you enjoy these images ...

Posted on April 29, 2016 and filed under MODELS, FASHION, PHOTOGRAPHY, SURF, CLIENTS.

Tuesday Morning

Tuesday morning was special ...
Kaiwi and I usually wake up pretty early -- he is off to the harbor to run shark diving tours, and I usually head to a nearby coffee shop to do editing or emails if I'm not on a job. For some reason on this particular day we decided to head down to the beach just after sunrise for a slide. This would not have been a rare occasion when we were sixteen or seventeen, but as life gets busier and busier every year, we haven't made time for a morning surf date in quite some time. 

The wind was still, the water looked identical to a swimming pool, mini waves were rolling through and we were nothing but smiles as we laughed and tried to drop into these tiny barrels. A few hours later a storm blew through this perfect stretch of ocean and the day turned into a dark, windy, cold day. For those who enjoyed the ocean that morning, you get me!

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Posted on April 7, 2016 and filed under OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, SURF, LIFESTYLE.