10 Busy Days On The North Shore… Spy’s Whirlwind Photo Shoot

Fresh off the plane from Carlsbad, greeted by 70 degree warm waters and muggy conditions, the Spy crew prepared for 10 crazy days on the North Shore of Oahu. The whirlwind trip consisted of attending the Van’s Triple Crown surf contest at Haleiwa all the while the Spy gang was out in full force wrangling Spy athletes (Dean Morrison, Ben Bourgeois, Clay Marzo, Torrey Meister, Alana Blanchard, Erika Steiner, John John Florence, Nathan Florence, Ivan Florence, and Kanoa Igarashi) from all over the island, checking the surf, building a photoshoot studio, chillin’ at the Spy beach front pad at Log Cabins, housing athletes, shooting all the spring/summer 2010 imagery and editing photos and videos into the wee hours of the night while still finding time for the Hawaiian essentials of plate lunch, surf and beer.

Check out full video coverage here.

In midst of all the chaos, Spy also was pleased to finally meet face-to-face with Spy’s Hawaiian Bombshell Model Contest winner Hannah Kealia May from Pahoa, HI. She was a serious trooper, staying and joining in the antics of the Spy crew and athletes at the Spy Log Cabins home base. The lovely Hannah beat out hundreds of would-be bombshells for a year long modeling contract with Spy to receive international media exposure with the Spy brand. She endured several days of hair, makeup, wardrobe, flashes, rain and shine and brought home some beautiful Spy photos.

Meet Spy’s Hannah.

I LOVE: Rainbow flavored shaved ice on a hot day, early morning surf sessions, solar power energy, acai bowls, good music…

I HATE: Cigarettes and rude people

EXCITEMENTS: Being spontaneous, meeting new and interesting people, having random things just work out perfectly

FAVORITE PLACES: Hawaii, Bali, Honolii (home surf break) and my mom’s kitchen (the best food you’ll ever eat!)

HOBBIES: Surfing, yoga, hiking, sailing, ceramic building, modern and ballet dance…

DREAMS: Travel, graduate college with a degree in environmental studies/science/design, explore, learn and live a beautiful happy life with friends and family

FUN FACT: Straight A’s can be sexy too! Hannah had a 4.0 in high school

See more Hannah here.

Live through our lens…

Spy Optic, Inc. designs, develops and sells premium eyewear products for the youth lifestyle market within action sports, fashion, music, and entertainment sectors.  Spy’s principal products, sunglasses and goggles, target the action sports market, including surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, motorsports, and wakeboarding and skiing. Spy’s innovative proprietary products utilize high-quality materials, handcrafted manufacturing processes and engineered optical lens technology to convey premium quality, contemporary style, and progressive design.  Spy Optic, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orange 21 Inc. (NASDAQ:ORNG). Please visit www.spyoptic.com or contact info@spyoptic.com for inquiries.


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