With a family of 4 generations of grassroots watermen, whether it be commercial fishermen, professional surfers, sailors & it seemed the ocean was always going to be close to my heart. 

At age 14 I raced my first Molokai2Oahu race, this race was something that I grew up idolising and watching dad, and my cousins compete in each year. So naturally the chance to compete was a dream come true, however I never could predict the impact this race would have had on me. It was there that began my love affair for the challenges of open ocean racing.