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Danielle Zirk  Professional International Artist • Competitive Surfer • In love with sea-ing •

I just wanted to send a special thank you to everyone out there who is taking the time to support me and cheer me on this adventure. Google analytics just sent me another email, informing me that my first King Kamehameha painting still (another year) remains the most searched for and viewed King K art in the world!!!!!!! Give it a go. Google “King Kamehameha Art” and see what’s first! I’m so thankful to everyone out there.
Love,
Danielle
#kingkamehamehaart #kingkamehameha #hawaiian #kingdom #daniellezirk #google #analytics #hawaiianculture #preserve #perpetuatehawaiianculture #perpetuate
I DO NOT own this song.
Hawaii 78, by IZ

All adults were kids once, why did so many forget? I’m so thankful I still feel that all out wild child inside me. To still want to play like a child everyday of my life, with love...is ultimately richness beyond measure. May you always let your inner child run as fast as possible to that happy place!!!!
Love,
Danielle
#happyplace #oahu #northshore #love #innerchild #run #play #love #laugh #positivevibes

“HAWAII’S LAST CROWNED PRINCESS.” @matunas @wsl .
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Matunas and myself, have teamed up to bring you 12 original bars of surf wax, in hopes to create more awareness of eco friendly practices. We decided to bring to life, the FIRST EVER, organic surf wax painting ever made. I mixed eco friendly acrylic paint pigments,
with 4 melted Matunas Organic wax, creating a special paint. This is a one of a kind, 30 x 40 original, painting of Hawaii’s last crowned princess, “Princess Ka’iulani”. In addition to eco friendly practices, I am very passionate to use my work
as a source of education into a culture that I love, admire, and hope to help perpetuate.
As a citizen of the world I never had felt a belonging to anywhere, but my heart truly feels its most
St home in the land of Hawaii. And every time I learn about the stories of old Hawaii, I fall more in love. I hope you will read on, even watch the movie about Princess Kaiulani and give her thanks for
her contributions, her life and her bravery:
•Her full name was Princess Victoria Ka’iulani Kawekio I Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn. •She was the first ‘hapa haole’ (half western) heir to the Hawaiian throne.
•She was an accomplished surfer, horse back rider and swimmer.
•Ka’iulani was a musician, singer, and also danced the hula.
•She fought for her kingdom, young, and stood toe to toe, unafraid to very controversial, powerful, politicians.
•In 1886, she threw the switch that brought the electric light to Honolulu for the first time.
•She was to be educated abroad for one year.
•She was 17 years old and the Crown Princess of Hawaii.
•She died at age 23 after being caught in a storm while horseback riding in the mountains on the Big Island of Hawaii, she became ill, never recovered, and passed on March 6, 1899.
•Reminders of her remain only in Waikiki. Love,
Danielle
#daniellezirk #princesskaiulani #hawaii #waikiki #bigisland #googleher #perpetuate #princess Hawaiianprincess #surfwaxpainting #firstofakind #firstever #matuans #ecofriendly #saveourocean #savehawaiianhistory #believe #artispower #princesskauilani @tomhanks @surfwaxmuseum @matunas @turtlebayresort @mauliolafoundation @sheratonpk

Some times you just gotta play like kids. Good old fashion fun, to get back the feels. Beach volleyball,
BBQ, good friends, and a perfect Hawaiian Sunset, on Sunset Beach! @g_retaschmittdiel @brookiebbz #Blessed #thankful
Love,
Danielle
#life #beachvolleyball #hawaiisunset #playlikekids #goodfriends

Lord,
I want to ask you for nothing, and thank you for everything.
Love,
Danielle
#thankful

Ohhhh the things we have seen...all the roads we traveled, let’s us here to experience beauty in souls, land, and love. Thankful for my sea-soul sisters!!!!! And our little mermaid Trystan! @likamaiaphotography @oceanspiredamy
Love,
Danielle
#bigisland #KA #Hawaii #blessed #soulsisters #seasisters #love #beauty

There is no royal or magical road to anything. You can create magic along the way, but the truth is, you must push yourself to your limits, and then some to produce greatness. You see a painting posted here with a clever quote, or a surfer scoring a PERFECT gem at Pipeline. What you dont see is the endless work, the dedication, the sacrifices, the lifestyle, and the discipline, or the days we failed, and almost gave up. However, to leave a mark of greatness in this world no matter what it is you do, or see for your life. It must be done with love, with time, and with magic, but never expect to magically skip the process.
ONE thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.
Love,
Danielle
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Here is one of my favorite pieces of the “Lense to Canvas” project that @foster_and_sons and myself created of @wiggolly scoring a gem at Pipe!
#daniellezirk #hardwork #believe #magic #nevergiveup #livegreat #artist #wiggollydantas #hawaii #pipeline #northshore

Alright, let’s be honest. One thing I struggle with more then anything, my weakness...my body image. Stupid!!!??? Idk, I just said I’m dealing with it, not that I fully understand it. A counselor one told me I suffer from “Motherless Daughter Syndrome”, but I’m pretty sure it’s more like “Stupid Comparison Bullshit Syndrome” and I’m not suffering from it, Ive been feeding myself “InstaGrams” for breakfast, before climbing into a bikini, for years. I’m sure by now my close friends @oceanspiredamy are sick of hearing about it, and actually I started to offend people with it...fuc✨!!!! This post isn’t a lure, and I’m not fishing. People look at me like nothing ever bothers me...but this issue does, daily, LOTS. Yesterday I saw a girl with the most beautiful body, and to my shock, her self image was maybe, more fucked then mine! And then I felt so sad, understanding that the only reason we feel this emotion is by comparison to fake images in magazines and filter enhanced Instagram models, instead of the beauty we naturally are. Especially on in inside. I need to realize more...that everything I am, my cellulite, my sun damaged skin, my billions of scars, my freckles, my demented body image issues or whatever, that they each are beautiful. They let me live on this planet, doing what I love, every day. Beauty isn’t what we look like, it’s about being comfortable in your own skin. And while I’m working on my beauty, the one thing I am not struggling with is quality of love in my heart. I’m unsure about most things but I’m sure of who I am, what I offer this world, where I create from, that I am a good person, and I boldly earn my life. And while I can do work to fix my beauty, and embrace my weakness, I’m proud of who I am and that’s my strength. Today, acknowledge your weakness, and compliment it with your strength.
Love,
Danielle
#bodyimage #positive #embrase
PHOTO: @keepingupwithkaiea

“If you want to make everyone happy and have their approval, don’t live your dream, sell ice cream.”
Love,
Danielle
#motivation #daniellezirk #loveothers #ignorenegativepeople #thrive #hawaii #underwater
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This magical shoot with ✨🙏🏼@hisarahlee

Thankful for freedom...
Thankful for those who allow us to live with such privileged freedoms. Proud to be an American. 🌏💙
Love,
Danielle
#happyindependence #proudtobeamerican #spearfish #diving #love

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”
- @wyland .
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It’s a funny thing. On land I’m very insecure, deeply body conscience in a negative way, own a sort of unsure emotion, feel always to be an outsider, yet am sooooo happy to be alive cause I know my feet will find the ocean, daily. Once I’m in the ocean, I feel totally at home with myself and forget about all the bullshit thoughts a material world imposed on us. I feel the privilege of being a soul wrapped in skin, hugged by a powerful sea, observing her beauty. My mission this year will shift from helping people, to helping our mother ocean. Part of my joy has been stolen by helping humans (most of but, not all), but my eternal joy is always renewed when I jump into the sea. There’s nothing more beautiful then becoming apart of a real, world filled with equal consequences for all who enter. And so, for the only mother I’ve ever know, who has kept me safe in the deadliest of moments, and shared her sea children with me, I will love and guard my mother ocean with my life. She’s been trashed by humans and while I’m only one person, I will do my part.
And I hope you will do yours.
Love,
Danielle
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#saveourocean #love #respect #ocean #dolphins #motherocean #dolphins #daniellezirk #believe #grow #love #behappy

7/12 COLLECTIVE
Official launch; Treasure Box, by Zirk featuring Matunas.
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@matunas and myself, are proud to officially release the seventh piece of our collectable Surf Art Wax Bar project. This bar is extremely unique as it will be the launch of my newest product.
This bar will come enclosed in my custom made,hand painted, Bamboo canvas, treasure box. I have created a box comprised of two, 3 inch deep canvases that when put one on top of the other or side by side for a custom painting. Or when places on on top of the other create a box to be filled with your treasures or gifts.It’s a gift with in a gift. Make sure you bid, these bars are going fast. Thank you so much to everyone who supports and encourages all eco friendly surf products and the efforts to clean up our oceans!!!! And as always, thank you for supporting my work.
Love,
Danielle

#surfwax #daniellezirk #matunas #love #surf #waxcarving #hawaii #WSL #collectable #surfhistory @zuma_jays @tomhanks @surfwaxmuseum @pikaiswimhawaii @matunas @konaboys @turtlebayresort @mauliolafoundation @wsl

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