Kristy Kaku - Salt Water Addict
Where do you call home?
If you could move to anywhere in the world, where would it be?
-I absolutely want to live in Iceland and New Zealand; I can just see myself having the most unbelievable photo and surf adventures in these places.
Best advice you have ever received.
-Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.
What are your hobbies?
-Surfing, waterfall seeking, reading, swimming, free-diving, learning, photography, hiking, dancing, writing, sleeping, and traveling.
What inspires you?
-Being in the ocean. I’m always energized and amazed by the raw power and beauty of the sea and how it has the ability to stir a range of emotions within me while also challenging me physically.
Who is your biggest role model?
-My Mom is definitely my biggest role model. She has such a huge heart and is a loving, hilarious, and adventurous individual, who can laugh at herself. And she works so incredibly hard, juggling a full time job while donating her time to various causes in the community.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
-Traveling all across the world, checking off items on my bucket list.
How has social media helped your career?
-As a photographer, social media has helped push my career forward. It’s opened up a whole new avenue of clients and has challenged me to become a better photographer.
Biggest pet peeve.
-When someone gives their word and then doesn’t follow through, it totally drives me crazy.
What is your dream job?
-Becoming a staff photographer and writer for a major surf magazine. So I’d get to travel around the world and experience some of the best waves in the most amazing locations. Or becoming a professional historian so I could work at a museum.
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