If you've been following us for awhile you probably recognize this familiar face from the North Shore! Malia Murphey has been headlining our swim campaigns since Vaya's inception. She strongly embodies the live easy and live free lifestyle our brand has been built on. We were stoked to shoot with her again in Hawaii for our brand new Under The Sun Collection! Get to know #VayaGirl Malia Murphey in our latest Q&A.
Take us through your ideal day. Whats on the agenda?
An ideal day for me would be waking up before 8 to go surf, come in make coffee or grab one from my cafe @raisedbythewaveshawaii, maybe meet up with my friends I surfed with for lunch, post up on the beach for a little or go on a walk, tend to some house things, go surf again before dark with my boy friend, and my fav thing is watching the sunset from the water.
What is your advice to upcoming models trying to break into the industry?
Be real, be your authentic self, don’t lose yourself.
What do you love most about living on the North Shore?
It’s my home, my roots, so for me everything.
What are your top 5 beach essentials?
Organic reef safe sunscreen, sunglasses, bikini, surf board, slow tide beach towel.
Where has been your favorite location to travel/surf?
Australia, can’t wait to go back!