Free Fly, a performance apparel brand, added Christa Funk to its growing ambassador team. Through her photography, Funk is known for capturing the waves, surf breaks and moments in big wave surfing.

With a background as a competitive swimmer and later serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, she began her career in photography while stationed in Hawaii for active duty. She is also an all-round waterwoman who loves surfing, spearfishing and free diving.

“We’re delighted to welcome Christa Funk to the Free Fly family,” commented CEO Sterling Boyd. “Her remarkable journey from the Coast Guard to becoming a leading in-water photographer mirrors the resilience and passion we value at Free Fly. With Christa on board, we are excited to amplify our presence in water adventure communities.”

“I’ve always had a passion for the water, but it wasn’t until my time in Hawaii that I saw the potential to merge my love for photography with the adrenaline rush of big wave surfing,” said Funk. “Joining Free Fly’s ambassador team feels like the perfect alignment of values, as they share my joy for all water activities and endeavors in the ocean.”

Photo courtesy Free Fly