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#justpassingthrough North Shore, O'ahu

Traveling with @reef_girls ( is always a dream ... but sometimes you don't have to go far to experience something new + refreshing.

This time, I teamed up with my sister Mahina (@mahinagarcia), and the lovely video ladies from @rubiascollective Bree + Roxy, and we stayed put in our beautiful back yard. Helicopters, truck rides, windy surfs, good food, it's really all we need on this simple stretch of beach on the island of O'ahu. As much as I love traveling and being immersed in the unknown, it felt really nice to be right here. X

Photos by: @rubiascollective Bree + Roxy

Posted on November 30, 2016 and filed under FASHION, CLIENTS, LIFESTYLE, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIAL MEDIA, SURF.

Obsession: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Island Hopping is something I absolutely need to make time to do more often. A 20-45 minute plane ride away brings about so much opportunity, inspiration, exploration, yet it's something I often take for granted...

Luckily, as I was #justpassingthrough Hawai'i Island with Reef Girls last month, Cassandra and I were fortunate enough to be welcomed in by the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai 'ohana.
This resort was unlike any I've ever experienced, and I credit 100% of that to the beautifully hospitable people that make the wheels turn there. I have truly never felt so much "at home".

Take a peek at a glimpse into our magical weekend exploring the Big Island but having the best home base one could ask for ... More fun #reefadventureseeker images to come soon as well ...

And don't forget to give them a follow + some love: @fshualalai



It's not every day you come across a squad quite like the Reef squad. Talented surfers, rad creatives, downright sweet human beings. As they continue to stay true to their "Just Passing Through" mantra, I was lucky enough to document their nomadic pass through the North Shore a couple of weeks ago . . .

Here are some stand-out moments as we surfed/swam/ran/hiked/ate/jumped/tanned our way across the 7-mile miracle . . .

On this day, we grabbed a couple of locals (Mahina, Amber, + team rider Billy) and showed the Reef squad a typical day in the life here which of course included a cageless shark dive with Islandview Hawai'i, food and lots of it, a drive to the east side, and a beautiful paddle to Chinaman's Hat . . .

To wrap up our week of adventuring, we did an all-day cruise with the team riders and a couple of local girls -- all which ended with a bon fire and brews on the beach . . .

It'll be a little while before I'm reunited with this crew, but the memories we shared are timeless and again, being able to capture them with my camera was a real treat.

Be sure to check out the footwear that was featured here on REEF.COM and on their Instagram accounts: @reef_girls and @reef_usa #justpassingthrough

Photography: Brooke Dombroski | Styling: Matt Bruening

P.S. So much love and prayers for Evan G. + his family, and a huge congrats to Billy for an unreal performance at Pe'ahi yesterday!


Posted on December 7, 2015 and filed under SOCIAL MEDIA, CLIENTS, SURF, FASHION.