Meet Koda originally from Key West, FL now living in Laguna Beach, CA.
The one word that best describes Koda's life today is "Solitary."
If Koda could change one thing in the world, he would "Create cleaner energy sources." The way he would go about making this change is to reduce the cars on the highway and increase public transportation.
One year from today, Koda would like to continue doing what he is doing.
If Koda's life were a movie, it would be about a kid who loves to travel and experience different cultures while following his dreams to explore. The title of his movie would be called "Departing."
I met Koda as he was shivering on the rocks at Oaks St. after a sunset surf session. He forgot to bring his towel and was thinking about another session while I was asking him questions.
Koda shared with me that he packed his bags three weeks ago and moved to Laguna Beach after watching videos of some of the pro skimboarders who call Laguna Beach home. He's been able to meet some of them and watch them live and in person!
I learned from Koda that he is only 18 years old and has a love and passion for photography and videography. Like most young action sports enthusiasts, Koda some of the best gear for filming and editing. I checked out some of his work at Tako Corp and I'm impressed with his creative eye, you gotta check him out!
After the sun had set, we walked up the stairs together talking about our equipment. I couldn't stand to see him still shivering so I gave him one of my towels in the basket on my bike. I'm not expecting to get it back but I am hoping to see Koda around town and following along as he creates a body of work that represents his experiences in his new hometown, Laguna Beach.