Charleston, SC (November 20, 2023) – Free Fly, a leading brand in performance apparel built for adventure pursuits, is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its growing ambassador team, Christa Funk. 

Funk, recognized as one of the best in-water surf photographers globally, brings years of experience and authenticity to the team as a water enthusiast and artist well-known for capturing the beauty of waves, surf breaks, and jaw-dropping moments experienced in big wave surfing.

Hailing from a background as a competitive swimmer and later serving in the United States Coast Guard, Funk’s journey into the world of water photography is nothing short of inspiring. While stationed in Hawaii for active duty, she noticed fellow surfers donning helmets and cameras on the big surf breaks and decided to kickstart her career in surf photography. Besides growing her career in photography, she is also a well-respected all-round waterwoman with a love of surfing, spearfishing, and free diving.

“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 Christa 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.”

As Free Fly continues to grow its ambassador team, the addition of Christa Funk signifies the brand’s dedication to supporting athletes and creators who embody the spirit of adventure with an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. 

“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.”

Free Fly remains committed to providing innovative and comfortable performance wear that empowers individuals to pursue their passions confidently. To learn more about Free Fly’s surf initiatives and explore their premium apparel collection, visit