Female Surfers Model Surf-Inspired Fashion
Here, a perfect lineup of water women work the look—in tropical prints, neoprene, racerbacks, and mesh—on the gorgeous beaches of Kauai.
By Clarissa Cruz
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the June 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Undeterred by a shark attack that severed her left arm when she was 13, Bethany Hamilton, now 22, continues to compete successfully in pro surfing contests. "The ocean is where I'm happiest," she says. "I'm usually pretty simple with clothes, but I loved this dressy jumpsuit—it's a funky, high-fashion twist on beachwear."
Jumpsuit, Stella McCartney. Necklace, A.V. Max. Bracelets, Kara Ackerman Designs and Thanda Zulu. Surfboard handpainted by Hamilton.
Shot on location at the St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii.