Matty has been living, eating and breathing action sports since the day he was born. Being born & raised on the beautiful Island of Maui Hawai'i, he started Surfing before he could walk, dirt biking by the age 4 and was the first ever 3rd generation windsurfer. His Grandparents invented the sport of Windsurfing, his Father was 18X World Champion & everyone in his family either has been, or still is an aspiring Pro Athlete. "As a child, I couldn't help but take advantage of the environment that surrounded me everyday and the world-class surf that existed in my front yard." When he was 17 years old he was involved in a very serious motocross accident that left him in wheelchair for over a year. "I had almost lost my left leg and was faced with one of the biggest crossroads of my life. Instead of continuing my career path towards becoming a pro athlete, I decided to enroll in College and begin a whole new life journey. I studied Sports Management & Event Management, and decided to learn everything I could about Sports from a whole new perspective."
Throughout his studies, Matty learned how important and valuable photography and cinematography is in the sports industry. "Pre and Post production work is an art form of it's own kind and something that I have always been drawn to"
After College he traveled home and immediately began filming and documenting his brother Zane as he was quickly becoming a pioneer in the sport of windsurfing and stand-up paddling.
"Traveling around the world as one of the main photographers/videographers for companies such as Starboard the Waterman League, the Ultimate SUP Showdown, CBS Sports Network & Xterra TV, I have had extensive experience and knowledge of photographing and filming from many different parts of the globe. From extreme sports to portraits, stunning scenery, ad campaigns, product advertisement, etc. I have covered a lot of ground when it comes to experience in many different fields of photography and video"
Many of his photographs have been featured in magazines such as Sup World, Stand Up Journal, SUP the mag, FREESURF, and Surfline.com as well as over 25 international magazines worldwide. His videos have upwards of 1/2 Million views and have been featured on news stations and surf channels around the world.