Views of Vanuatu

By Steve Baccon | Featuring Rocky Barnes, Elyse Knowles and Malia Murphey
Kakula Island, Vanuatu
10/12/2016

As the weather heats up and our tans deepen we continue on to our next island adventure with Billabong Womens Australia. We were lucky enough to have the chance to explore the raw and untouched island beauty of Vanuatu. With our bags full of bikinis and our boards in tow, we surfed and swam every day, explored the Banyan Tree House and the ruins on Kakula Island. Our evenings were spent staring into the mesmerising flames of beach bonfires and enjoying the beauty of Havannah Resort.

Rustic and rugged, this island paradise reminded us of what it feels like to be truly carefree, happy and how to enjoy the simple things. It was so easy to relax and enjoy island time while feeling energized by the optimism and spirit of the locals. We took time to meet the pikinini (children) and gave back a little to those who made our dream a reality. We’re inspired by each new adventure and incredibly blessed and grateful to live the life we do…. A Bikini Kinda Life.

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Malia Murphey @maliamurphey
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes and Elyse Knowles @eliseknowlzy
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Elyse Knowles @eliseknowlzy
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Malia Murphey @maliamurphey
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Elyse Knowles @elyseknowlzy and Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Malia Murphey @maliamurphey
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Elyse Knowles @eliseknowlzy
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia // Malia Murphey @maliamurphey Elyse Knowles @elyseknowlzy and Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Photo - Steve Baccon @bacconphoto

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Swimwear // Billabong Womens Australia @billabong_womens_australia
Model // Rocky Barnes @rocky_barnes
Model // Elyse Knowles @elyseknowlzy
Model // Malia Murphey @maliamurphey
Photographer // Steve Baccon @bacconphoto
Filmer // Mike Calvino @mikecalvino
Styling // Fleur Boys @fffffleur
H&M // Ash Penfold @ashleapenfold
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Steve Baccon

Steve specializes in celebrity portraiture, people and fashion, after coming from a news & sport background. Former Fairfax senior photographer. Career highlights include, finalist in 2004 Citigroup Photographic portrait prize, 2005, 2006 & 2007 Olive Cotton portrait prize. www.bacconphotography.com

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