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
Riding on a surfboard since she was 15 months old, Talia Gangini is known for her stand-up-paddling prowess. "The cool thing about paddling is you can do it anywhere there's water, not just the ocean," says Gangini, 19, who in 2007 became the youngest female team member to paddle the 32-mile Molokai-2-Oahu race. Her precociousness doesn't end there: She launched a jewelry line, Pashey Designz, at 12; her swimwear line, Manini Gangini Bikinis, followed in 2008.
Dress, Altuzarra. Bracelets, Kara Ackerman Designs. Shoes, Eric Rutberg Transparent.
Surfer's Style Tip
Gangini fills a spray bottle with salt water and mists her hair, scrunches it through, and lets it dry naturally for a headful of beachy waves.