unDELETING my Instagram 👻 #AprilFools #ResurrectionSunday #FrankensteinFlip ☀️ Sometimes I take vacations from Instagram — as an act of devotion to my discovery. I have never felt aligned when I post all the "awesome things I do" without painting the full picture, or sharing a purposeful message ☀️ Life is complicated and there are so many layers under the surface that we do not know about when we see a "cool photo" that someone posts -- no matter what their intentions may be ☀️ When this photo was captured, my shoulder was wrecked from a previous injury and my spine was flaring up with pain associated with #autoimmunity ☀️ But HEY! doesn't it LOOK like I'm having a blast up there and isn't my life amazing?!?! I mean it is, but NOT because of what I'm doing in this photo... ☀️ I have good days AND bad days just like everyone else. But if you look at my main Instagram account, it’s pretty tough to tell that I have dealt with chronic pain for many years ☀️ I opened up about my health journey on Facebook — when, in July, my body brought me to my knees and forced me to listen. Violently thrusting me down, that inner wisdom sent me a debilitating message saying, "ENOUGH!" And man am I grateful for that wisdom and grace ☀️ Our bodies are incredibly intelligent and these lessons have honestly been the biggest blessing in my life thus far. Yes, this “diagnosis” did play a role in ending my professional water-sports career ☀️ However, this gift came in the only form that I would be able to accept in that moment. And I embrace life’s tests with utmost gratitude. Here is a poem I just wrote to remind me that physical pain is not my enemy: 🔅 Oh damn I just woke up in agony A pause on my plans, I could call it a travesty 🔅 An ugly tragedy Victim mentality 🔅 Two words that would WRECK my reality 🔅 Power, in the pain that I feel then release 🔅 Rousing reflections, I pause and remember peace 🔅 Notice. Feeling down and weakened Now rise up with some positive thinking 🔅 Victimization complaining all overrated 🔅 Teachings. Life’s tests that are graded 🔅 Not with an A, not with a D, not with an F 🔅 Face it and ace it. With an infinite life lived till death
On the equinox we face our shadow selves and let go of all the shit that no longer serves us. Let us remember who we are, so that we may enter the new zodiak + new moon with new intentions ☀️ I am so grateful to be a part of this beautiful event, hosted by Mystic Movement ☀️Send me a DM for an invitation and Come flow with us ☀️ I hope to see you tonight!! And I can’t wait to share space, movement, and words with all of you: ☀️📝 Surrender to truth the pure of your youth Ignorant, naive, and purely aloof 🔅 Gifts for a child But not an adult, For out in the wild Corruption results 🔆 Experience, lessons Fear and aggression 🔅 Impure intentions Provoke a digression 🔅 Into the darkness, A slippery slope Loss of connection That voice needs a rope 🔅 Look how it dangles! Life's hardships? They strangle! 🔅 No no, they're teachings Do not get entangled 🔅 Reflect and rejoice At what you may find Relieve and surrender All values assigned 🔅 That rope, a chain Each lesson, a link Forget the brain and feel more than think 🔅 Deep intuition the power of seeing, beyond all the noise to remember true being 🔅 Being is God, Truth. not a fraud! Always inside you, Your guides are your squad 🔅 Proverbs and scriptures Reflecting is wise Beyond fancy fixtures And darkness disguised 🔅 Reclaim the light The shadows are fleeing REMEMBER, take flight And SMILE, it's freeing!
For those to whom much is given, much is expected. Thank you @capt.andys for sharing a gift of adventure 🙏🏼 Let us continue to share our stoke w/ the world one smile at a time 🔆
Sea, Land, Sky☀️Water, Earth, Air Nature expressed as wild femininity 🔥🌊🌏💨 . Through divine change, you open my eyes to the spectrum of elements in human form . Fueled by the fire of a burning sun, you ignite passion in every fiber of my being 🔥 . In the sea, I remember where I come from. Immersed in your flowing drip, I am protected by water — sourced in every living being I encounter 🌊 . On land, I navigate greatness; and find myself humbled by the vast earth I have yet to explore 🌏 . In the sky, I feel untethered; free to roam with you beyond my wildest curiosities. I feel your freedom spreading like wings through the air 💨 . Thank you for surrendering yourself to my senses . You are the most beautiful lover I have ever experienced. And I am so grateful to call your beauty my home.
My purpose is to bring light into this world ☀️ to share the warming love and fiery passion of the sun through immersive experience ☀️ And I realize that vulnerability is key to serving this purpose. So here is a personal account of love and loss that I would like to share with you in poetic form: . Experiences shared now. Presence, as moments passing by . At first the gifts seem independent of each other.. standalone reflections on how time stopped and hearts raced . a smile that won't leave your face, a shower of lyrics escaping my soul . When did we begin to feel so damn good? Then suddenly, it clicks as true connection is realized. As reality manifested between souls . The pace picks up and passion burns like a lighthouse beaming over shadowy waters, . with possibilities as powerfully abundant as the ocean itself . There is SO MUCH yet to explore. Deeper & deeper, getting lost in the infinite dream of each other at sea . To see, we pinch ourselves, and open our eyes. And just as we are, both are still there, as spheres of the soul orbiting one another . Then eyes turn inwards and a collision occurs. the mind awakens. and we immediately remember where we came from . How far have we drifted? Will I be enough? . These fearful questions suddenly breathe life into forgotten doubts... buts and "oars," forming paddles for the mind to take safely home to shore . Facing annihilation, the ego grabs hold. and for the first time, hesitation halts moment’UM — a sudden 'UM' at the end of a beautiful moment shared . Depth put on pause as both are drawn towards the shallow turbulence. Push and pull, back and forth, this is the nature of all waves . Yet as we return to a shore cast wide with the weathered grains of life experiences, I can't help but ask: . What did I do wrong?
exploring Molokai with an iPhone ☀️ for better photos from my DSLR + more exclusive Hawaii locations, FOLLOW our new account @hicopters @hicopters @hicopters @hicopters ☀️ I will be posting epic + exotic photos of the Hawaiian Islands there every single day 🙌🏼
Week #1 of 2018 💥 Huge shoutout to my boy @blacktapeproject for filming and editing this video at the @paradisechallenge @maximfrance house ☀️ If you’ve seen my stories, you already know how busy we have been in 2018 👀 peek my highlights for an example of how much goes on in a single week! Nevertheless.. “too busy” is not an excuse that I am willing to accept. And I realize that I have not posted here on my Instagram account in over 3 weeks ☀️ In 2018 I prioritize consistency over perfection. And I will commit to posting at least 3x per week. Thank you @stevengeorgefrance for reminding me that even 10 minutes per day == better than 2 hours “every so often” ☀️ I feel truly blessed to have shared an amazing start to 2018 with you all 🙏🏼 See you in Ibiza + Jamaica next!
2018 is HERE 💥 and we are NOW CASTING MODELS for an edition of @maximfrance + videographers/models for additional January projects, beginning on the 7th ☀️ @maximmag @blacktapeproject @paradisechallenge are the first 3 companies I will be working with this month. And I am STOKED to be leading adventures for Hawaii-bound artists all yearlong 🛩🚁 — — — 🙋♀️TAG some one who you think is ready for the challenge and let’s create something beautiful together 📸🎥 #boardingpasstoparadise
Family, food, and fitness. Thank you for making the last week of 2017 absolutely incredible 💪🏼 I love you all so much!!
MERRY XMAS @ my company🛩 🎁 SWIPE 📸📷 and TAG 3 FRIENDS you would like to take flying with me in 2018 🎁 Now that I bought my first plane and my business partner has a helicopter, it is time to pay our stoke forward!! It has been my absolute privilege to share the skies of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Molokai with all of you thus far: @solhaugen @thefitlifeaustin @katiefuschetti @cameronbrooksart @frankiesunn @droneitus @thisisdannyg @sydneygormont @g0ldie_luxx @ansleyvaughan @maddieyoufaka @serenacuadra @kyeradalesandro @blacktapeproject @islandzouk @adrianrinde @johngarcia + many more!! 🎁 So TAG 3 FRIENDS, grab that second hat, and let’s GET HIGH in Hawaii together #letsgoflying #highinHI #highvibes #spiritualgangster
⛽️ off to Asia for the holidays ✈️ ☀️ I know Taiwan and Hong Kong will be cold, but I don’t have an ugly Christmas sweater; So how about crazy pants, and red + green fuel tanks instead? #christmaspartytime #makingdo #mynewplane ☀️ Will you forgive my limited collection of crazy sweaters? #winterinhawaii #noshoesnoproblem
Kauai’s Winter Wonderland ❄️ — — — here’s a teaser to a new fashion/commercial campaign, featuring: @colourfulrebel and the SQUAD, + extra photos for separate sponsors. I am so grateful to have spent an amazing holiday season here in paradise with my boys @solhaugen and @adrianrinde — — — who wants to join me on my next trip to Kauai?