There’s something about raw, natural, tropical island beauty. Those places that take your breath away and want you coming back for more. A place like Hawaii defines this kind of beauty and a woman like Mahina Garcia exudes it.
Calling the North Shore home, Mahina has grown up with the ocean as her playground. Although scouted at the young age of 14 to be a model, Mahina’s feet have remained firmly planted in the sand. Signing up with some of the world’s top agencies, Mahina is one of the most recognised Hawaiian models. A breath of fresh air in the industry she has been at the forefront of the new wave of athletic, fit and strong women models. Staying true to her roots, she is a down-to-earth, free-spirited woman with a heart of gold and a strong work ethic. Not surprisingly, she is also regularly seen dancing and gliding along her long board, part taking in exercises such as cross-fit and promoting that women should take pride in their bodies.
Her recent trip to Bali was a mix of relaxation, travel and spending time with her Pro-surfer boyfriend Nathan Florence (who so graciously snapped these photos of Mahina).
Falling in love with Bali, it has loved her right back – images like the ones below showcase Mahina and the island in their element – raw, natural and beautiful.
All images captured by Nathan Florence (@nathan_florence).