Here's a shoot I did last month for Vanity Fair with the surfing world's new "it" girls. Although the weather was a little gloomy, the atmosphere was cool and easy-breezy. I was assisted by Lisa Keeping and Vanessa Melgar, two fabulous P3 Beauty makeup artists.
With the sun setting on an older generation of women surfers, underscored by the recent retirement of seven-time world champ Layne Beachley, 37, the next tide of young women is ready to rise. Some of these female surfing prodigies came together in Crystal Cove State Park, in Newport Coast, California, to be photographed by iconic surf photographer Michael Halsband for Vanity Fair’s July issue. Ranging in age from 14 to 26, these women are no “Girl-Midgets” on the beach; just ask the bros who got snaked. Related: The “Tubular Girls” Spotlight. Plus: Video from the beach photo shoot. (via Vanity Fair)