The Aqua Panda

The Aqua Panda

A number of years ago I was in China on Hainan Island for the world Longboard Titles. It was really hot so I took off my shirt and walked down the beach under the shade of some coconut palms to shoot photos.
Pretty soon there was a small crowd of Chinese women gathered watching the surfing then they started getting selfies with me. Im a pretty hairy and tall guy. One of thes ladies rubbed my hairy arm and said 'Oh you Panda’.
Some of the pro surfers overheard and Ive been nic named Panda ever since. Im a water photography specialist so the name AquaPanda just flowed and so did the #theaquapanda.