After traveling the world on the WQS Tour, Kepa Acero was not finding what he needed. Rather than focusing on contests and being caught up in one thing in life, he decided he needed to explore his other interests in the world. With very little knowledge behind the lens, Kepa purchased a few cameras, got an around the world ticket, and set off to document the people, cultures and waves he was visiting.
It´s been four years already on his solo journeys around the world, and lately he has been in Africa.
A Hawaiian in every sense of the word, Stephen Koehne is a double threat, slaying huge barrels or huge pelagic fish. A Kauai boy, Koehne came up under Andy and Bruce Irons. He’s a straightforward kind of character who’s especially good at backside barrels – Teahupoo, Pipe, or back home in Kauai. Competing isn’t Koehne’s main focus. Every since he landed a 170-lb yellowfin tuna from his jet ski, he’s been focused on big fish, especially those that put up the most fight. Koehne bought himself a single hull boat and whenever the surf drops, he’s out chasing big game fish. Life simply revolves around the ocean.