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Activity: Professional Kitesurfer
Activism: Ocean Preservation Enthusiast
I’m a professional kitesurfer from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and three time world wave champion.
Growing up in Hawaii, I have always had a love for nature and the ocean.
This love has spilled over into every aspect of my life, including my art, athletic career, and environmental interests.
From a young age I practiced many forms of visual art, and recently I graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design.
After learning how to screen print, I started my own clothing line called The Shallow Reef Studio. I design, dye, and print surf-inspired t-shirts while trying to maintain a low impact on the environment.
I spend most of my year in Hawaii when I’m not traveling around the world competing. My daily life depends on the wind and swell conditions and can vary from working on my business all day, to spending dawn till dusk in the ocean chasing waves. In between all that I love to cook healthy food, do yoga, and explore my island home.It’s my goal to keep working towards simplifying my life and adopting sustainable practices. I hope to inspire others to do the same and live a healthy and active lifestyle while caring for the natural environment we play in.