Club of the Waves

Christa Funk


Photographer — Oahu, Hawaii

Ian Walsh surfing Peʻahi (Jaws)
Ian Walsh
Peʻahi (Jaws)

I love the ocean and photography, and being able to combine the two is wonderful. Having grown up in Colorado, I currently reside in Oahu, Hawaii. My love for the water started at an early age: I learned to walk and jumped right into the pool! That eventually led to me swimming competitively for fifteen years. When I wasn’t in the pool, I had a camera in hand — I’ve been shooting photos for the past thirteen years. On graduating from high school in 2008, I spent four years at the US Coast Guard Academy studying marine environmental science. After receiving my commission. I was stationed in Hawaii. I served aboard USCGC Rush for two years and was a contingency planner at Sector Honolulu for three years. I spent my downtime surfing, body surfing, free diving, swimming, and shooting photos. All of my passions came together in the form of water photography.


Hawaiian big wave surfer, Billy Kemper
Billy Kemper
Kimberly Molina
Kimberly Molina
Flynn Novak surfing on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii
Flynn Novak
Zoey Chang
Zoey Chang
Surfer from behind in the barrel of a wave
Surfer, Leah Dawson
Leah Dawson
Koa Rothman
Koa Rothman
Ocean and cloudy sky reflection
Surfer, Masatoshi Ohno
Masatoshi Ohno
Big wave surfer, Matt Bromley
Matt Bromley
Big wave
Hawaiian surfer, Makoa Ah Sam
Makoa Ah Sam
Surfer, Imaikalani DeVault
Imaikalani DeVault
Surfer, Makana Pang
Makana Pang
Miguel Tudela
Miguel Tudela
Kimberly Molina
Kimberly Molina
Landon McNamara
Landon McNamara
Surf, Leah Dawson
Leah Dawson
Surfer, Flynn Novak
Flynn Novak
Big wave surfer
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