Baby it’s dark outside, the moon light is shinning on us, lets show off your perfect tan.
One of our all time favorite photographers, Daniela Quinlan, was craving a candid, colorful, yummy shoot with our forever-muse Mahina Garcia. Colorful and bright? Then to incorporate the Heat Wave pt 2 collection was a no brainer!
Daniela was inspired by a photograph of Natasha Poly where she was eating ice cream for Vogue magazine a few years ago. Instantly she thought adding a fun fearless twist. She thought that a midnight dip in the ocean would be a great addition to what she had in mind.
It was fun and bright night, until Mahina suddenly rushed out of the water because she saw A SHARK in the water. Oh, that’s the island life!
Winter is Coming … and unlike Game of Thrones, there’s no Jon Snow riding to the rescue. HOWEVER, we’ve got babe Makani Adric surfing some massive waves. Showing us that she doesn’t need men, she beats them! Makani tells us what she does to prepare for Surf Season and how she stays in shape all year-round.
“I love surfing during the winter. Whether it’s surfing fun little sandbars around the North Shore or dropping into big waves at Waimea Bay, you always have to be prepared for any surfing conditions you are about to surf in.” Makani tells us that she loves how every day is different out in the water, keeps the thrill alive!
STAYING FIT ALL YEAR: “The first and most important key to surfing during Hawaiian Winter’s is always being prepared mentally and physically. That means eating the right foods and making time for daily physical activities. Cardio is very important if you are thinking about surfing big winter waves. Some of my regular cardio workouts include running, burpees, mountain biking, swimming, jiu-jitsu and anything else to get my heart rate up and pumping.”
SAFETY IS KEY: “Surfing for me is very exciting, but before Iʻm about to paddle out I always stretch in the gym or on the beach. I prefer stretching on the beach because it gives me time to scope out the line-up, see what rip currents and dangers there are and especially to check the overall conditions of the water. If you don’t feel comfortable by looking at the surf from the shore, then do not get yourself into trouble by paddling out. Better to be safe than sorry!”
TIPS FROM MAKANI: “Having the right equipment to surf with is just as important as being prepared physically and mentally. Talk to your shaper, get the right size surfboard and try it out in safe surf before you take it out in high-level surfing conditions.”
WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT SLB: “I LOVE my San Lorenzo Bikinis, there are so many different styles to choose from, makes it easy to have a bikini for every activity! With San Lorenzo there’s a lot of different and unique colors. My friends and I always get the best compliments with every session we surf. Surfing isn’t all about being the best surfer or catching the biggest wave … it’s about having fun. Smile a lot and have fun with the people you are around, always do the things that make you happy!”
Checkout Makani in action on Instagram @MakaniAdric
Share with us how you grab adventure by the horns!
Don’t live near one of our SL boutiques or haven’t had the time to head into one of the few locations carrying the HEAT WAVE Collection? No prob, babes! As always, we like to keep some things on the D.L. and this summer’s-end release is no different. Head over to the web to check out the 3 bikinis available ONLINE ONLY: http://bit.ly/1BZoSeb
Express your inner merbabe in the Boy Short and Padded Bra Top set in Mermaid Scales & cheeky bottoms that reverse to Black.
The same style is available in our sought after Primrose print that reverses to Blue. You will want these bottoms in every print once you put them on!
Our Neon Scales Scrunch Thin Brief keeps it classy and chic on top with a Padded Halter Bralette and keeps it cheeky with barely-there bottoms. Not a thong, but not full coverage – just riiight – and reverses to Black!
What’re you waiting for SL Babes, join the HEAT WAVE club and get exclusive http://bit.ly/1BZoSeb
In expected SL fashion we are reluctant to see summer begin to fade away. So, in honor of our endless summer state of mind, we are thrilled to release the HEAT WAVE Collection today! We want you each to encompass the free-spirited beach babe attitude you’ve carried around these last few months and let summer linger just a bit longer.
The collection consists of 6 new styles, each with multiple prints, and made of some of the softest materials we’ve had yet! You will literally never want to take some of these off, and hey we won’t judge you!
Sizes and quantities are very limited so get yours fast either online or at the following stores: Ala Moana & Haleiwa on Oahu, Pa’ia on Maui, and Newport Beach in California. If you follow their individual Instagram or Facebook pages you can get up-to-date info on which styles and prints they may have!
Our team at San Lorenzo Bikinis wants to personally thank The Modern Honolulu for graciously hosting us. We couldn’t imagine shooting this collection anywhere else! Babes, check them out for a little vacation planning or if you need somewhere to celebrate a special occasion – www.themodernhonolulu.com – The Modern Honolulu will not disappoint on so many levels, their grounds brought the heat to our HEAT WAVE Collection!